If your home is in need of a little inspiration, take note of renovated mill house owner, Laura Stubbs' easy and inventive decorating ideas. 

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It took just 18 months for Laura Stubbs and her family to rescue a derelict 17-century mill house set in a picturesque East Yorkshire village. The marketing manager, who’s launching her own interior design and styling business, transformed the vacant, empty building into a stylish family home by fusing both daring and classic interior design styles. Steal Laura’s simple but impactful ways to add personality to your home without blowing the budget. 

Use baskets as planters

 Plants Baskets Planter Interior Ideas

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Conceal an untidy plant pot with a stylish, decorative basket. 

Go large

Oversized Chair Cushions Childrens Room

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An inviting oversized chair and plump cushion immediately draws the eye. 

Consider every angle

Office Desk Design Ideas

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When buying a desk, ensure the back is attractive for more position options.

You can also add character throughout your home from your floor to ceiling with Laura’s DIY fixes.

Upcycle console tables

Bathroom Sink Upcycle Console Table Ideas

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With a narrow depth, they’re just the thing on which to mount sinks.

Preserve old brickwork

Old Brick Restoration Ideas

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Use creative plastering and stud walls to celebrate a property’s unique history.

Do It Yourself

Lighting Diy Home Design Ideas

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For a one-off, DIY display, buy pendant lighting components separately.

For more inspiring design ideas, tour Laura Stubbs' renovated mill in the November 2017 issue of Good Homes magazine, or head to the Ideal Home Show Christmas where the Good Homes team will be creating inspiring room sets.

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