Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Clear the Clutter This Bank Holiday

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Clear the Clutter This Bank Holiday

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Byline: INTERIORS With creative stylist Claire Hornby

BANK holidays are perfect for relaxing and unwinding however they can also be the ideal opportunity to get your home looking fresh and fabulous. Little changes around the house can make a big difference to how the space feels, so a bank holiday update is just the ticket to take you a step closer to interior bliss.

Do not panic, this need not mean a complete overhaul. Re-working a side table surface, or just simply adding new accessories to update a room can give it a new lease of life as its these finishing touches that will help make your house a home.

When it comes to accessorising, make sure you consider the environment, not so much the sun and the clouds, rather your room environment.

We can all be guilty of overdoing things from time to time but in the world of interiors, too many lovely things can quickly become clutter.

It is therefore imperative that you consider your accessory choices, cull and curate (rather than inflate), be considerate of your space and colour scheme too.

I always say start by decluttering each room and tidying up furniture surfaces. This will give you a blank canvas to work with.

Keep your living space calm and organised with a large sideboard unit such as the Savannah threesection sideboard in wild oak. Not solely reserved for stashing inherited crockery, it is also a great spot for decorative objects.

Use a table lamp like the geo ceramic table lamp in dark grey and position it next to eyecatching potted plants, small framed pictures and decorative bowls in an array of colours to build up a look that's both stylish and sophisticated. …

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