Sliding Wardrobes – the Latest in Interior Design Trends

Sliding Wardrobes – the Latest in Interior Design Trends

There’s really no place like home, should yours be a rented shoebox with damp, a large country mansion with a tennis court or a penthouse suite with a rooftop pool. Wherever you call home, it’s important that you make it somewhere where you feel comfortable.

This upcoming season of Summer 2019 comes with key trends such as textures (like the plant vibe which is very popular), metallics including rose gold which is still very prominent and also natural elements and neutral tones. These looks are proving very popular, especially in the bedroom with a number of homeowners adding metallic accessories and house plants to their special places, helping to create a modern feel. However, one of the most important interior styling tips, which is popular all year round, is space and storage.

With this in mind, the minimalistic approach to furniture is king, ensuring the limelight is on the array of exciting décor and decorative accessories and not the dowdy old furniture you have, which looks boring and takes up too much space. When it comes to your bedroom, it is your haven after all, reducing the amount of furniture and items means you can maximise your space for relaxation and rejuvenation (sleep).

Reducing your Furniture Items and Creating more Storage Space

Whilst having a sliding wardrobe installed is a pricey investment, it really is worth its weight in gold when it comes to the benefits you’re going to reap from it. Not only will they complement your interior, their storage benefits also mean that they’ll transform the room. There’s a number of benefits when it comes to having a new sliding wardrobe fitted…

  • Sliding wardrobes are an investment which will last for years and also ensure the ultimate storage space
  • Easily accessible
  • Floor to ceiling wardrobes mean one thing – extra space
  • They’re very stylish and chic, so will look great in any room
  • They come in various styling options to suit your requirements

  • These wardrobes can be designed to fit into any size or space
  • They’re a property asset and will add value to your home

When choosing your new fitted wardrobe, it’s recommended to choose a simple wardrobe design that’s contemporary with clean lines. This way it’s bound to fit right in with the rest of your property interior. You can always find out how to measure for made to measure doors from the helpful team at Sliding Robes Direct

Incorporating Style and Décor Trends to Suit Your Wardrobe

So now we have our ‘blank canvas’ (reduced the amount of pointless furniture in your bedroom and created extra storage space), it’s time to go to town on the most innovative interior design styles.

  • Refreshing the trends in 2019 show stark metallic items which are still a key piece to these styles and have evolved with people trying to create a softer ambience.
  • Marble prints are still popular due to their contemporary feel and a clean finish, especially when paired with metallic pieces as well as a feminine flourish which includes natural elements like house plants.
  • Transform your home into a retreat with metallic items, textured materials, marbled pieces and natural plants. These finishes are bound to make a bold style statement as well as the metallic reflecting the light’s brightness. Small accessories like vases and candle holders can incorporate these trends within the bedroom in a subtler fashion.
  • Metallics can also be used in a more understated way but whilst still providing a bold and modern trend due to the industrial feel, so it’s important that your existing furniture or new furniture has a minimalistic style.

As well as the natural and metallic interior trends we have mentioned above, take a look at some of the other popular styles on trend this season. There’s something to suit everyone’s tastes, budgets and room space. Whether you’d like to change the colour of the walls or it’ a complete bedroom refurb, here’ some trends to keep in mind…

  • Copper –a very versatile metallic colour than can be blended into a range of interior styles, great for bathrooms, kitchens and lounges, copper is perfect for every room in the house.
  • Patchwork – a step up from the traditional ‘patchwork quilt’, there’s a range of patchwork items available, from different fabrics, to cushions and even upholstery.
  • White walls with fabric wall prints – a simple yet striking look, this interior trend can bring a lot of attention to a basic space.
  • Sky blue – a beautiful fresh colour which can also add calming vibes to your interior.
  • Photo frames – and lots of them, decorate your home with all your favourite memories and favourite people.
  • Aztec prints – striking Aztec prints are no longer too bold, they can easily be incorporated into your home and look great.
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Four bedroom interior design ‘facelifts’ that will breathe new life into your room

Four bedroom interior design ‘facelifts’ that will breathe new life into your room

We’ve all been there, faced with the same décor that’s been staring at you for the last few years, overwhelmed by clutter and wondering whether or not that trusty chest of drawers or wardrobe is going to be able to take another year of rough-and-tumble.

A bedroom is supposed to be a sanctuary for sleep, a place to switch off and drift away at the end of the day. With this in mind, it is important to keep your ‘sleeping zone’ tranquil, calm and easy on the eye. This means letting plenty of light into your room, clearing away those old clothes and making it a haven for catching quality z’s.

Here are our four bedroom ‘facelifts’ to help keep your bedroom fresh and airy, clean and clutter-free.

Have a clear out and say goodbye to hoarding

One of the age-old, tried and tested methods of creating space is the simple clear-out. The rules are even simpler. In fact, there’s only one rule: if you haven’t used it in the last 12 months, throw it out.

From tatty t-shirts to old books and broken tech, neither of those things need to exist in a home. Long beyond their sell-by date, it’s simply a hoarder-mentality and attachment to sentimentality that keeps us hanging onto those cherished items. Banish them for good and enjoy the extra space you’ll gain!

Invest in a fitted wardrobe

A quick tip to save space whilst giving your bedroom a makeover, is to invest in a fitted sliding door wardrobe. Why? By utilising sliding wardrobes’ horizontal opening system, you’ll notice that you’re immediately taking up less space than you would if you had a swinging door system.

Better yet, the aesthetic aspect of a set of sliding wardrobe doors adds a modern touch to the look and feel of your bedroom, doing away with that tired, old wardrobe you’ve been meaning to throw away for the last few years.

Better yet, try out a mirrored sliding wardrobe. Mirrored sliding wardrobe doors reflect the light in your bedroom, creating a sense of extra space and openness, which will put your mind at ease and wash away any previous claustrophobic feelings that clutter ultimately brings with it.

Redecorate for a cheaper way change your décor

If purchasing new bedroom furniture seems a little extravagant, then there are ways to create a sense of revitalisation in your room that require a significantly reduced upfront investment.

One such way is by taking the path of a simple redecoration. Sometimes it isn’t the clutter in your bedroom that can so easily bring you down, it could be the fact that you’ve been staring at the same colour palette for too long now, and just fancy a change.
Inject new life into your bedroom with a few new cushions, some modern blinds or a new lick of paint on your walls to match the current season’s trends – you never know, it could be just what you needed to refresh your décor.

Banish technology for a refreshing, clutter-free room

Now I know what you might be thinking, doesn’t this fall into the same category as clearing out your clutter? While yes it does sit similarly to the point made earlier, it also has a number of health benefits.

As you may be aware, thanks to the recent research covered in wellbeing publications over the past few years, having technology switched on and in the bedroom late at night can keep you awake and interrupt your sleep patterns. So whether it’s your phone, your handheld games console or your smartwatch, keeping them out of the bedroom at night will give your mind a ‘facelift’, which in turn will help you to feel better about your bedroom.

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My Home Colours – And What They Mean to Me

My Home Colours – And What They Mean to Me

The colours that I have used in houses during my time of home ownership have really changed. Partly due to the influences of people that I have lived with, budgets and ease of decorating. When I lived with my parents they regularly changed the colours in their home keeping up with trends and their taste. When they moved in the 1970’s colours meant that every room had brightly patterned wallpaper in colours such as orange and purple. My parents slowly decorated each room, firstly replacing the paper with woodchip paper and painting the room’s different colours. I remember my bedroom being yellow and blue at one time and the sitting room being green and pink. There was a lot of green as that is my dad’s favourite colour. When I bought my first home I was living with my sister and we decided together on colours for our downstairs rooms. We painted the sitting room in various colours with a wall of purple, one of orange and one of yellow, with a gold fireplace and purple carpets and orange sofas. I thought it looked cool at the time as I did the blue kitchen with white cabinets and silver ceiling.

Conservative Tastes

However, once I moved in with my husband he had rather more conservative taste and the house was very dark we needed pale colours. We started off repainting the orange office a calming green. Then the stairs from yellow and brown to cream but I did brighten up the kitchen by painting the walls Mediterranean sky blue which contrasted with the white cabinets. We then left decorating for a long time until we had children and they ripped the painted lining paper off the sitting room wasll so we changed the terracotta sitting room to cream. We had major work done on the house and repainted the whole thing, but for ease and good light painted the whole house the same colour with cream walls and white ceilings and woodwork. We liked the warm cream colour due to the fact that everything seemed brighter and it looked clean and uncluttered. Therefore we kept the house this colour. We even had the same carpet throughout as it was on special offer which is a beige colour as that seems to match everything and does not show up the dirt too much. It was also a bright change from the dirty grey one that we had before.

Bright Furnishings

In order to add colour to the rooms we picked some bright furnishings. In the sitting room this was in the form of terracotta and gold curtains, which blended in the yellow sofa which we have had a long time. In the kitchen the black worktops contract with the wood cupboards and blue tablecloth. In the bedrooms the children have brightly coloured bedding and pictures to brighten up their rooms. We have purple Julian Charles pillows and bedding and curtains which really brighten up the room. I may find that I want to add some more colour, but at the moment like the simple walls as we seem to have so much clutter in each room that it provides a calming and clean backdrop.

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