“You don’t have to go into posh houses to see beautiful interiors; you can find them in the most unexpected homes in Britain” says Sophie Robinson, interior stylist and magazine journalist.
Anybody can change the looks and feels of their living spaces dramatically with small and smart details and even smaller budgets.
As Kidd Construction Services Ltd, we aspire to create great living spaces for you and loved ones and we’re here to help you with your projects be it very small or very large. That’s why we have created this blog, to give you small tips, ideas, tiny pieces of inceptions that may turn into fantastic designs to inspire many others.
What is your interior style? Perhaps you can give a snappy, one word answer straight away. Perhaps you have to think for a while. Or maybe you just don’t know. Finding a style is an opportunity to explore the way in which you want to live .
The best way to start is by thinking about who lives in the house and how you use it. Which rooms do you spend most time in, and at what times of day? Where do you need spaces that are light and bright, and what areas can be cosy and intimate? Are you forma lor more relaxed? How tidy are you? Consider the architecture of your home, and its location too – an Art Deco seaside home suits a different style ro, say, a Georgian townhouse, while a rural cottage lends itself to yet another look.
Architecture aside, however, you should also think about your own taste and personality. When you flick through a book or magazine, watch a television programme or walk around the shops, what styles appeal the most? Do you yearn for a romantic retreat, full of ornaments and pretty colours, or hanker after a tough, industrial look in minimal black and grey? Are you thoroughly modern, retro-obsessed or a lover of antiques and period details. Do not worry; this is not a test, and you can’t get the answers wrong. Relax and enjoy the process, because once you start to define your style you are on the way to crating a unique vision of how you want to live.
Georgian Sash Windows: Fashionable houses featured double-hung sash Windows.
Regency Ironwork: Cast-iron features in classically inspired geometric forms and floral designs
Georgian Cornice: The acanthus leaf pattern was hugely popular in the late Georgian period.
Victorian Ceiling Rose: Ornate ceiling roses make a wonderful feature in many Victorian homes.
Victorian Fireplace: From the late 1850s, cast-iron fireplaces were mass produced, usually with ornamental tiled panels.
When decorating with a global perspective, you can mix and match as much as you like. Just as historical styles do not begin and end at exact times, so global styles tend not to stop at man-made political boundaries. By exploring the wealth of beautiful crafts and furnishings from around the world, you can create your won individual and appealing look.
If you don’t plan to include historical or global references into your decorating scheme, you may wonder just what is your style. Well, the asnwer is that the modern home can be anything you want it to be. But above all, it should be your vision, your look, your very own style.