News & Updates
23rd April 2012
How to follow the trend
ESPC's interior design expert, Lesley Kidd from David Phillips (Scotland), a leading furniture supplier to the property industry, share her wealth of experience to bring us some hints and tips on how to bring this years Spring look into your home.
Spring trends are focused on using textured fabrics and feature pieces and, increasingly, the use of bold colours and natural finishes is becoming a common theme.
However, when considering furnishing a property it is vital to concentrate on space planning and then the furniture. If the space planning isn't right even the best quality furniture will not deliver the required look. The best dressed properties tend to focus on a 'less is more' approach delivering a light and spacious home rather than a cluttered and over furnished property, which is often the cause of unnecessary spend.
If you need to create more visual space, then good lighting and reflective surfaces are a must in order to borrow light to illuminate dark areas. Again, if your room could do with a more spacious feel, try using glass and clear finishes.
The size and scale of the furniture is another major consideration, to ensure that it is in proportion with the room. By choosing sofas and beds which have legs and are raised rather than those that flush to the floor you will again create more visual space in restricted areas.
Window dressing too can have a great impact by softening the hard edges of a room. Whether it's luxurious fabric, practical black out blinds or making the most of a stunning view, the window treatments can often be the most important part of dressing a property.
Lesley is available for free consultations in the ESPC showroom each Tuesday from 12 noon to 2pm. Alternatively, for further information you can email Lesley at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on: 07771 375444.