20 tips on new design rules for a beautiful home from The Great Interior …
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In the old days of DIY, when the likes of Laurence Llewelyn Bowen was encouraging us all to get stencilling, rag-rolling and MDF seemed to be the answer to everything, you couldn’t get away from home improvement on the TV.

But a decade after Changing Rooms disappeared from our small screens, there’s a new gang of interior designers on the block – and a whole new set of style guidelines.

Here Sophie Robinson of BBC2’s The Great Interior Designer Challenge explains the 20 new design rules for a beautiful home.

1. Get personal!

The popularity of Interior Design is due a comeback. For too long during the property boom we have been told to decorate in neutral colours in the hope of a bigger profit on the resale. Now we’re looking to stay put a little longer it’s time to make our houses a home again. So rule number one is get personal- tune into your own sense of style and identity and get enjoy the creative process.

2. Dress your windows

A window is to a view what a frame is to a painting. Therefore don’t overlook the way you are going to dress them. Dusty Venetian blinds and too-short-curtains are not the way to go. I love combining curtains and blinds in co-ordinating fabrics for the ultimate well dressed look. Go for long curtains for a more elegant look.

3. Lamps not lights

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