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April 27, 2015

There will come a time when you’re thinking about redecorating your home and won’t know where to begin. For some it may be tempting to consult with an interior designer who will be aware of the latest trends and all the insider secrets as to how to compliment furnishings and features. But this comes with a hefty price tag on top of the cost of decorating, which is expensive enough on its own!

Even if you feel like you may not be the most creative person, there are certain things you can do to help kick start creativity.

Pink Mood Board

First create a mood board. This sounds simple but a professional interior designer will go through the same process before deciding a final concept. You can find inspiration from anywhere; it could be worth visiting furniture and home stores who will often display model rooms. For example, if you visit our 3 floor showroom you will see a variety of designer furniture that is complimented by soft furnishings so you can get an idea of how it looks in your home. Pick up interior design magazines and brochures for the latest news in design. Better still is researching online. An easy way of compiling looks and styles that you like is with Pinterest, make your own inspiration board and see what other people have done and shared.

The most important part of any project is to know your specifications. This is especially important when purchasing furniture. You may have found a sofa or settee to the colour and style of your choice but will it fit where you want it? If not, don’t compromise. You know your rooms better than any external onlooker, whether it gets good light during the day, if it picks up sounds from outside – these are all important considerations when decorating or repurposing a room.

Remember to invest in new soft furnishings. Soft furnishings can quickly change the theme of a room without committing to any large investments. Switching from red cushions in the winter to green cushions in the spring can really bring the feel of changing seasons into your home.

Whether you are redecorating your living room, kitchen, dining room or bedroom, here at Russell Francis we have a selection of furniture made by the best designers in the UK and Europe to help fulfil your interior design.

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