Irrespective of the size of your home, it probably always feels as though you could use more space. There are many clever interior design tips and tricks to make your home look more spacious and here we look at some of the best ways to create the illusion of more space and also to make the best use of the space that you have.
Ultra Violet 18-3838 is certainly a colour that catches the eye - not to everyone's taste but bold and arresting. Combining the stability and calmness of blue with the passion of red, it is a vibrant and inspiring colour that has been historically associated with royalty, nobility and luxury.
A major part of Christmas is decorating our homes and putting up the Christmas tree, decked with lights and baubles. So, do we decorate our homes so that the colours of our decorations seamlessly blend into our décor schemes, do we dust-off the old faithful decorations from the loft or do we actually follow Christmas trends?
In this article from Nicky Percival Interiors, based in Tunbridge Wells and working on interior design projects throughout Kent, Sussex and London, we look at flooring materials and how you can make the right decisions for your property.
Autumn is one of the most colourful times of the year and it could represent the inspiration that you need for an interior colour refresh. Nicky Percival Interior Design, based in Tunbridge Wells looks at Colour Psychology and the traits that are evident in an autumn colour personality.
Building in the form of adding an extension, major remodelling of your home or a self-build conjures up disruption, debt, dust and perhaps even divorce! The building process can be an extremely stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be! Working with an Interior Designer can simplify the process of building and renovating and they can be an invaluable mentor and guide helping you to streamline the process, saving you time, money and frustration.
The brief for Nicky Percival Interiors was clear – The client had £200,000 to spend to make an additional £200,000. The project was to transform and add value to a tired 4 storey semi-detached Victorian property of red brick construction in a leafy street in Kingston upon Thames.
Light is probably one of the most talked about subjects when it comes to homes and for most people it's all about maximising it whether by natural or artificial means. Lighting not only changes the mood of a room, it also alters its perceived size.
Do you think that Interior Designers are just for wealthy people with palatial homes and that hiring one is a real luxury that conveys over indulgence? Do you find the prospect of hiring an Interior Designer intimidating or perhaps you are worried that they will come up with outlandish ideas and extravagant ideas that will cost a fortune?
The appreciation and recognition of art in our homes has been growing over recent years. There is no doubting that art can enhance the look of any room and really pull it together but with all the art that is available, it can be daunting, intimidating and challenging not only finding the right art to purchase but also the right way to display it. So how do you begin the process of choosing art for your home?
In today’s world where the commute to work can be slow, time consuming and costly with the constant negotiation of busy roads and traffic congestion or overcrowded and perhaps unreliable train services, it may seem a fantastic idea to run your business from home or to work 1 or 2 days a week from there.
Do you love the colour green and think it would be perfect for the heart of your home? But what shade or shades of green do you choose? There is such an array of green tones, which include lime, forest, leafy, clover, mint, pine and olive. It's a colour that's associated with freshness and nature and it’s virtually guaranteed to revitalise and reinvigorate your kitchen.
When the days are shorter in terms of daylight and it’s dark and gloomy outside for long periods of time, you don’t want your home to be a reflection of this. You still want it to feel homely, warm, cosy, light and airy and by making a few changes, it can be!