If clean and elegant design sounds like something you would feel happy to be around, then you will love the tips, advice and inspiration we have in store for you. We are taking this look to bedrooms, hallways and kitchens – but you can implement these ideas throughout the home to the same effect. Clean and elegant can be breathtaking through simple decorating and detailed fabrics that don’t fight over each other for attention – this is beauty at its finest. So what are you waiting for? Happy decorating!
· For a clean and elegant bedroom, choose dark wood furniture with simple lines – but do choose a bed frame with headboard and foot-board such as a sleigh bed. Use a soft caramel for the walls, light flooring to define the dark furniture and a full length, free-standing mirror to add grace. This room is sophisticated when you use fabrics in cream and chocolate – go with super king sized bedding in cream, matching curtains tied with tassel-backs and chocolate cushions in velvet. Have a simple bouquet of flowers on the bedside table and perhaps some picture frames in brushed gold for dressing up one wall.
· Bring elegance to your hallway with muted colours, allowing for more pattern and texture to take centre stage. Duck egg blue, ivory and white look stunning without being overpowering. If you have enough light in the hallway, consider wallpaper with a classic damask design and light-reflecting qualities. Smaller or darker hallways could go with a beaded panel on a part of the wall to frame their chosen design. Choose the same or similar colours for floor-length ready made curtains; the pattern can be different but should compliment the wallpaper. Decorate further with a cabriolet-legged console table in cream or ivory finish and simple white lamps or antique candle-holders.
· A kitchen with walnut units is a beautiful idea to get this look; you can always choose a cheaper alternative with a similar tone of wood. It is enhanced with cream floor tiles and wall paint, simple spotlights give it a modern touch and stainless steel appliances also bring it up to date. An island unit with the purpose of dining or a round dining table in matching wood finish will look sharp with brown leather upholstered bar-stools/dining chairs. Let plenty of light in and amplify the style with white Venetian blinds.