Jane Rockett and Lucy St George, owners of quirky home retailer Rockett St George, offer up simple ideas to add wow factor to our interiors.
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With all of us spending more time at home than ever before, the importance of the home as a place to express personality and style has never been more important. With this in mind, we spoke to co-founders of Rockett St George, Jane and Lucy, who have put together 5 quick interior updates that help transform the home and introduce playful personality to set your scheme apart.
1. Light the way
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‘Lighting is key to setting the tone anywhere from your kitchen to the living room or bedroom, so don’t neglect it! Often, ceiling lights can create an uninspiring atmosphere when used alone and impact the entire mood and feel of your space. So, instead of just focusing on one light in the centre of the room, we recommend using as many light sources as possible.'
'For example, using lamps and wall lights in your interior helps to create pools of light that achieve inviting ambience and warmth.'
2. Uplifting artwork
‘Every home is different and should be celebrated for exactly that! So, own your individuality and fill your home with quirky pieces that you love. One of the easiest ways to achieve this and instantly lift the mood in your home is to introduce artwork. Art is unique in its ability to evoke memories and bring a real sense of personality to the home. From pieces collected on travels around the world to beautifully bold prints and on-trend illustrations, adding artwork to the walls of your home creates immediate impact.'
'So, for a quick and easy home update that celebrates your style, try curating a collection of your favourite pieces into a glamorous gallery wall or introduce a statement piece of artwork to an empty space.'
3. Knobs and knockers
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‘Sometimes a small change is all you need to breathe new life into your home. Hero hardware pieces are often overlooked but provide an incredibly effective way to transform your doors or furniture without embarking on a major redecoration journey. For example, pair new handles with a fresh coat of paint in the kitchen for a whole new look or add ornate plates and handles to your doors for an extra dose of drama!'
4. The power of plants
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‘For us, no home is complete without an accent of gorgeous greenery. With studies showing that houseplants are proven to reduce stress (something we all need less of at the moment), introducing a few plants can create a sense of calm and vitality in any corner of your home.'
'As a top tip, we recommend filling vases and plant pots with a selection of different plants, grasses and stems of foliage. Houseplants are genius at creating a fabulous focal point in your home and playing around with different sizes, scales and textures is the perfect way to achieve this.'
5. Magical murals
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‘Although a bigger project than our other home update ideas, wall murals are a wonderful way to get creative and add colour and texture to your home. By taking pattern to a larger scale, these brilliant designs promise to grab your attention as soon as you walk through the door. With so many different patterns available, from tropical jungle scenes to punchy florals, murals add a hint of whimsy and wonder to your walls.'
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