Usually pink colour associates with princesses’ style or kids rooms, but I can assure you that this not quite right. Pink is one of the most versatile colours in the spectrum. In its lighter tints it looks delicate and serene and in mid-tones are playful and romantic. Of course, bright pink or fuchsia could be a bit too much, but pale pink can be just quite right. Pale pink is the perfect pink to use when you want to create a feeling of calm and elegance in a space. 

Industrial style keeps appearing in design magazines especially within a kitchen section. This style can help us to be creative and by mixing different finishes and fittings together, such as brick walls, pipes, wood beams, wall-mounted rails, things made of metal, and retro-looking appliances in combination with modern cabinets can create a truly unique and stylish place.

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There was a time when homes were built with lots of separate rooms, all with their own individual purpose, but in recent years open plan spaces became one of the most popular features of a home. Open plan layout may look great and come with obvious benefits, such as light that flows, the ability to allow you to socialise with guests whilst cooking or keep an eye on the children. There are some downsides to it as well, such as cooking smell wafting into living spaces or no place to hide while cooking. I guess if you are not a messy cook and have got a good extractor fan, than there are more advantages than disadvantages to the open-plan living.

Bare wood staircase is beautiful, but could be a bit noisy and slippery. Stair runners are a great solution to provide quietness and safety to your stairs. Staircase runners come in different colours, patterns and materials. Here are some examples to get inspired.

Being inspired by concrete and cement, more and more tile manufacturers release new collections of porcelain tiles with a concrete effect. Those tiles are a cost effective solution for those who love concrete look, but cannot afford finishing all bathroom in micro-cement and real concrete. Concrete effect tiles feature authentic textures and different industrial shades and are perfect for both urban spaces and modern houses.

Grey is the most popular paint colour at the moment, but grey can be hard to get right and does need a bit of careful planning.

Rooms that face north are the most difficult to decorate – especially if you are trying to create light and space.  If you want to use lighter tones avoid anything with a green or grey base in a north facing room.

South facing rooms are a joy to decorate because the quality of light allows one to use both warm and cool colours. In order to maximise the feeling of light it is best to use a less coloured palette – pale tones for a light and airy space.

Choosing wardrobes in a darker colour can help to highlight its design and to bring a bit of the contrast to the space. Wardrobe doors could be painted, spray lacquered, laminated or made out of solid materials, such as wood, metal, etc. Depending on the interior style doors could be plain or with decorative mouldings or cut-outs. Interior designer can always advice  you on the best combination of materials and colours for your house.