But what is the right direction? How can people turn their humble abodes into a stunning interior which they love and more importantly enjoy when we are all so diversely different?
That's the great thing about interior design – anything goes and what's right for one person another may detest! That's life and a jolly good thing, imagine how boring it would be if every home was identical to the next!
This year we have looked at several different trends, what's 'in and what's 'out' as suggested by those in the know, however if you love your home they way it is that's fine but sadly the majority of us long for something more!
Step in the interior designers who give us guidance and clues on how to include all manner of wonderful things inside our homes from furniture and soft furnishings, how to dress windows and what can be used on the floor. The list is endless and so are the ideas!
To turn your dream home into a tangible reality take a moment to step back and take a long hard look at the aspects you wish to change and what end result you'd like to see. Maybe all you need to do is tidy up and free up some space or spend a day organising your shelving, but for most of us this a chore not positive action!
One of the easiest ways to breathe new life into a room is to look at the window dressing as easily overlooked and yet one of the simplest things to change. You'll already have either curtains tracks or curtain poles so unless they have seen better days or don't fit it with your new ideas you can get away with keeping them, at least for the time being!
Look for ready made curtains UK with eyelet headings, such as Indus curtains which offer a subtle natural look which coordinate beautifully with plain sofas and chairs. If you have a patterned sofa and chairs it will be easier to opt for plain Jazz curtains in a complimentary colour. Don't forget tiebacks and coordinating cushions to finish off the look and give the room a sense of harmony and balance.
Sometimes it's the simplest things in life which make all the difference!