I’m Lucy, a twenty something self confessed Instagram addict living up North.
I’m a wife to my wonderful husband, servant to my sassy Moggy Belsa and proud mum to baby Alexander! I'm a home decor junkie and we are just over half way through our Victorian renovation.
When I'm not running around after my baby boy or in the office, I can be found trawling charity shops, car boot sales and browsing online interior stores.
For me, good interior design is like putting together an outfit. There are no set rules, however here are my tips for an instant room style update/revamp!
A good starting point is a period paint from Farrow and ball. These are timeless. A few firm favourites of mine are Elephants breath, Moles breath & downpipe. If you aren't brave enough to go bold, contrasting white/neutral tones can also be interesting.
A statement piece - whether it be a large mirror, art or typography print or vase(s). Position them to be a focal point in the room & get people talking.
On entering my lounge people never fail to mention the vintage world map canvass & gorgeous gold metallic floor lamp.
Go natural - add plants. If like me you weren't blessed with green fingers, opt for easy maintenance plants such as cacti, orchids, ferns, ivy. They help the room breathe & make for better air quality. Twigs, foliage, fresh blooms and log piles can also add another dimension to a room.
Storage - a mixture of open & closed storage works well. We have purpose built replica period alcove units where I conceal all of the baby toys, DVDS, seasonal candles etc.
If these aren't an option look at footstools with added storage & chests/ottomans. I've opted for things like wicker boxes and seagrass belly baskets to store things like throws and overflow cushions. When storage becomes decorative.
Textiles - layer it up with different materials - sheepskin or chunky knit throws, textured cushions & rugs can really change the feel of a space making it instantly inviting.
Lighting - try this at different heights. Consider string lights, low industrial lighting, floor lamps, neon lighting. This can really change the atmosphere of a room.