The Dos And Don’ts Of Interior Design

Style is subjective but that doesn’t mean that the rules of interior design can be thrown out the window. It’s all about balancing out proportions, finding a happy medium for a particular room, and most of all – having fun designing your unique little space. As a general guide, stick to our rules below which will help to create the best room possible.

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DO: Incorporate lots of light

Position couches, tables and shelves around the natural light of the room. If your house is lacking some natural light, extra lamps are always a great idea for any room. Position them in the corner or next to the couch for easy access to an outlet.

The Do's and Dont's of Interior Design

DON’T: Buy small throw pillows

They might seem cute at first, but these pillows actually serve little to no purpose in the long-term. Invest in comfy pillows that will you will actually use! A throw blanket is always a great piece to have lying on the side of the couch.


DO: Think about your walls

White is always a safe choice, but if you want to step out of the box, try something a little off tangent such as grey. It’s not as risky as a darker colour and will still match the rest of the room and its furniture. Otherwise, a feature wall is always another good option.

The Do's and Dont's of Interior Design

DON’T: Isolate rooms

Instead of blocking off each room (for example the living room and the dining room) make sure they flow. This can be achieved with lamps, rugs and buffet tables.

The Do's and Dont's of Interior Design

DO: Invest in curtains and shutters

Especially during the colder months of the year when the sun is basically non-existent. Layer your curtains to give the room the option of letting a bit of sun in.

The Do's and Dont's of Interior Design

DON’T: Match everything

Long are the days when everything needs to match (sofas, tables, dining room chairs). This look can feel a little retro and outdated. Instead of throwing everything out and starting from scratch, keep a few of your favourite pieces and mix them with new ones from the store.

The Do's and Dont's of Interior Design

DO: Go thrift shopping

It’s true – older pieces are usually made from better materials and workmanship. Regularly pop into thrift stores which will give you a great offering of unique pieces that are made to last the distance.

The Do's and Dont's of Interior Design

What are some of your do’s and don’ts?

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July 29, 2015

Chic Interior Decorating Ideas

Reinvent your home-space with some classic interior decorating ideas which won’t go out of style anytime soon. Taking inspiration from Parisian homes, it’s important to let your own personality shine through, and some unique items scattered throughout the house is the best way to make this look work.

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Silver, gold, rose, or titanium? That is the question! You don’t need to commit to just one finish  for your doorknobs, railings, or even plate design. Sometimes it’s nice to mesh everything together and create a look which is lived-in.

Invest in quality pieces which will last the distance, and make your home look and feel like a representation of your individual personality and design aesthetic.


A chandelier immediately brings a level of sophistication to a room which is mostly minimalist and subdued. Although some chandeliers can burn a hole in your pocket, they will never go out of style so choose wisely.


Some sweet-smelling candles are an easy way to create a warm feeling within a room. Whether you like the smell of flowers, musk, or even something on the sweeter side, they are a great way to transform a space.


A great way to display some of drawings and artwork by the kids is by hanging them on the wall. You can easily create a collage by framing each picture individually, and de-cluttering the house at the same time. The kids will love it!


Don’t just store all of your books on a shelf which will probably just gather dusk, right? Display some of your favourite food, fashion, and photography books on a coffee table for all to see. This should start conversation when friends and family are over, and even look amazing with the entire mood of the house.

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November 25, 2014