In your experience, what are the easiest and most difficult shaped rooms to style?
Square or equally proportioned rectangular rooms are certainly the most straightforward rooms, as they leave plenty of scope for impactful designs, whether that’s a feature wall, some unusual artwork or a statement light fitting. The downside is that they can often lack any inherent character, so we have to be imaginative with our styling – maybe add a picture rail or use a bold colour palette.
The most difficult rooms to style are the narrow, L-shaped rooms as it can be tricky to create a truly sociable space. We have to maximise every available surface – wall mounting TVs, shelving and artwork helps a great deal, as does only using furniture that’s in proportion.
What advice would you give to those struggling to envision their final space? Are there any steps to make decorating your space easier?
We understand it can be difficult to imagine a finished space, so if you’re struggling with this, draw or sketch it out and check your measurements – it’s much easier to make changes on paper! Unless you have a substantial room, avoid big and bulky items of furniture, they’ll only make the space appear smaller.
As with any new home, the point is to enjoy it, so build rooms up over time, don’t rush to do everything at once. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes either, keep evolving and adding new pieces as your tastes change.