It recently occurred to me that, whilst it may appear that I’ve spent the last 40-odd years decorating houses, what I
have actually been doing is solving problems and translating concepts and dreams into reality. No two houses,
projects or sets of curtains are the same and so over the years I have researched and experimented exhaustively to
achieve the desired effects. The result is a broad ranging and encyclopaedic knowledge!
I hope that you find this series of short articles, drawn from just some of my experience, both helpful and
Make the floor the feature
A cleverly chosen feature rug can unify all the elements of a room bringing colour and design but also delineating space.
Mix types of art – don’t hang them all to match but hang them so that they relate somehow - for example by colour or subject matter. This will look more confident and create an interesting scheme.
Make sure that you have some big pictures – even if the actual artwork is small, frame it with a large mount around it to increase the overall size. There is nothing worse than an empty wall with two tiny pictures!
Make sure that your pictures work geometrically and spatially as well as aesthetically - understand how they fill the wall space and plan positioning before hanging.