11 Secret Interior Stylist tricks for your bedroom

29th February 2016

Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist

I wanted to give my very neglected bedroom a mini overhaul.  Using a heap of style tricks I keep up my jumper just for these occasions, I gave my room a little fix. And Volia! Here’s my instant makeover following my 11 secret stylist’s tricks. And the best bit, you can enter to win my ‘style kit’ to create this look at home.  Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior StylistBEFORE:  This is the before: with all the other DIY going on in the house, my bedroom was just a mis-mash of junk shop furniture, bed linen left over from shoots and a hell of a lot of clutter (I’m a neat freak). I used the art about the bed as the colour inspiration, and I thought blues and pinks would work well with my vintage french-style bed. Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist

#1 SECRET STLIST’S TIP: IRON YOUR BED LINEN

I know it feels like a drag but freshly ironed sheets will take your bed from crumpled to chic, and will make even the cheapest linen look a million dollars.  Gone is the busy bed linen and instead I found this soft pink cover which is cotton soft to touch for £47 for the set. Now it is VERY PINK but I forgive it as it’s so lovely to snuggle under.

#2 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: ADD A FRENCH BED

I picked up my bed off Gumtree for £150. It was covered in this hot pink satin fabric but when I ripped that off, I found the original blue silk. If you’re looking for something similar, try this one by HomesDirect356  – this one is in the sale. It’s pretty spot on if you’re not a big fan of vintage.Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist#3 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: GO MENTAL WITH CUSHIONS

To finish off the bed, I went a bit nuts over cushions. I like reading in bed I find big pillows, like the larger square velvet blue cushion, £20, makes a great bolster.  I don’t think you can beat a well stacked bed full of plump cushions. Just saying.

#4 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: USE ACCESSORIES YOU ALREADY OWN

I looked for blue accessories around my home to dress the bedside take and I popped blue candle (a gift from The Style Chapel) there. It’s way too nice to ever light (which kind of defeats the point) but I like the way the colour ties the room together.Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist#5 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: ADD AN EDGE

Of all my many cushions, I think the ‘You Rock’ one is my fav. It was from Velvet in Brighton. I think it was £10 as it had a tiny mark on it. Not sure if it is a bit tacky? I was hoping it would give this sugar pink room a bit of rock-chick style.
Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist

#6 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK

I’ve been looking for this a place for this little guy for a long time. He’s another gift (I’m a lucky girl) from Ima Lola in Hove. He’s carefully resting on my headboard. I gave the headboard a steam clean and it came up a treat. Eventually, I’m going upholster in a linen fabric but that is a project for another day.Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist#7 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: THROWS RULE

Ah, so this is the other side of the room. I’ve got to mention my amazing white wooden blinds from Hillary’s. Love the way they filter the light. My bedroom gets pretty cold in the winter as it is a large room.  I need a couple of extra throws to A} keep warm and B} ‘cos I love ’em – I went for this one from Wayfair which came in £47. I like the way it is not a solid blue but has a woven flecked finish.
Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist#8 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: PICK CLEAR FURNITURE

Piled over my Ghost chair is yet more cushions and that throw again. That is the great thing about throws, they are so nice to have to snuggle under when reading a good book – or having a snooze (erm..). Great thing about the Ghost chair is not only is an iconic design – it is also really great for keeping the feeling of space in a room.
Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist#9 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK FOR PATTERN IN UNUSAL PLACES

This is my latest treat for my bedroom a Ruark Radio. When I spotted this limited edition one covered in Osborn & Little print I had to have it (well, it is designed by a classic fabric company). I seem to get lots more radio stations compared to my other digital radios. Now I have managed to set the alarm so that I come on to a spot of Brighton FM which sets my day off perfectly.
Secret bedroom update tricks from an Interior Stylist#10 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND

Finally, I mustn’t forget to mention my new bedside table which I updated with paint.  It’s so easy to do.  I used a tin of left over Annie Sloan paint which covers anything.  With a bit of masking tape and one coat, the table was transformed.  It took me about 20 mins to do at most. Don’t you think my bedside table looks more expensive now than £50?  It also proves my theory that the less drawers you have = less clutter.

#11 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: CLEAN UP

Once I had put everything in place and gave the room a really good Hoover and dust as I went along. The whole room took about an hour or so to do. I think I spent about £120 on the bed linen, bedside table and the extra cushions. Everything else I had knocking around my home already, they just needed to be added to the mix.

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  • Reply
    Carole
    29th February 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Looking good Maxine. I agree with you about cushions. You can never have too many :-0

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      29th February 2016 at 8:54 pm

      More the merrier

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    Kate
    29th February 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Lovely updates Maxine – and your bed is beauuutiful!

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      29th February 2016 at 8:54 pm

      So pleased you like it

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    Old Fashioned Susie
    29th February 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I’ve a similar bedside as in your before picture and I so need to declutter and go for something else- god knows whats in there!

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      29th February 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Good luck!

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    Rachel
    29th February 2016 at 9:16 pm

    What a fabulous set of tips! I love the idea of finding pattern in unusual places and that radio is gorgeous. Love the Pantone style too.

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      1st March 2016 at 7:45 am

      Yes the colours are very on trend! Pinks and blue as so fashion right now.

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    Tracey Peach
    29th February 2016 at 9:29 pm

    My Favourite is: #7 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: THROWS RULE. I think my home would look more cosy with throws 🙂

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    laura banks
    29th February 2016 at 9:34 pm

    i like throws rule

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    Tania Atfield
    29th February 2016 at 9:35 pm

    No 10 is my favourite- love Annie Sloan

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    Miranda
    29th February 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I like your tip about adding an edge. cool cushion!

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    amy fidler
    29th February 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Look out for a quirk,i’m always looking out for quirky items,they add a unique touch to any room x

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    Fiona R
    29th February 2016 at 10:13 pm

    The clear furniture tip, I’d never have thought of having clear furniture before

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    Suzanne Drummond
    29th February 2016 at 10:34 pm

    love all your tips and use of colour and textiles

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    Sam McKean
    29th February 2016 at 11:13 pm

    A can of paint is your friend – I love upcycling!

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    Molly
    29th February 2016 at 11:51 pm

    I’m with you all the way from tip 1 (I don’t know why anyone would NOT iron their bedding! but it seems like many don’t). Your room looks fab, and I especially love that you’ve ‘added an edge’, you rock Maxine!

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      1st March 2016 at 7:44 am

      That made me giggle so much Molly! When it comes to cushions, I do rock x

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    Nicki Evans
    1st March 2016 at 1:19 am

    Look out for quirk.

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    Tracy Nixon
    1st March 2016 at 6:18 am

    #6 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK

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    Michelle Cooper
    1st March 2016 at 7:39 am

    My favourite tip is use accessories you already own. I followed this when adding accessories in my kitchen/dining room and it was amazing the things I rediscovered that were perfect for this room 🙂

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      1st March 2016 at 7:43 am

      You don’t need to spend a fortune on new things, just be a little inventive with what you have.

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    Jennifer Haden
    1st March 2016 at 8:24 am

    I love the tip for using throws. They are so simple, but they can really make a room come alive, especially in the right colour 🙂

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    Dawn Brodribb
    1st March 2016 at 9:50 am

    new bedding can make a huge impact!

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    Angela Young
    1st March 2016 at 10:22 am

    Love this clever use of colours and textures. I too am a cushion addict!

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    Adele L
    1st March 2016 at 10:51 am

    Go mental with cushions, love cushions!

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    Kim Styles
    1st March 2016 at 11:27 am

    I love the cushions tip , I adore cushions. I am not keen on plastic chairs though , but I can see your idea about space

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    sarah evans
    1st March 2016 at 11:41 am

    LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK….. I do like a little quirk myself 🙂

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    aaron broad
    1st March 2016 at 11:56 am

    11. CLEAN UP

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    sharon martin
    1st March 2016 at 1:23 pm

    The #6 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK

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    Alix Smith
    1st March 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I like the idea of using clear furniture – I wouldn’t have thought of that before

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    ashleigh allan
    1st March 2016 at 1:52 pm

    A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND

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    lindsey stuart
    1st March 2016 at 1:54 pm

    A can of paint is your friend is my favourite tip!
    I have a friend that has just recently re painted some bedroom furniture and WOW they have turned out brilliant white and very modern.

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    suzy bowden
    1st March 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Looks great! 🙂

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      1st March 2016 at 2:55 pm

      thank you x

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    Angela McDonald
    1st March 2016 at 2:29 pm

    #10 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND is my favourite! It’s so true and super easy to update a room by simply using a coat of paint on a wooden piece!

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    Nicola Penny
    1st March 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Tip number 9. I like my little add ons such as french clock style handles on my chest of drawers and my owl lamp.

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    Chris Andrews
    1st March 2016 at 3:23 pm

    my favourite is . . . . . #7 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: THROWS RULE

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    Andrea Fletcher
    1st March 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Tip7 – throws rule

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    Eva Appleby
    1st March 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Trows rule

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    Leanne V McKenna
    1st March 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Wow love your room and what you have done with it!
    We are overhauling our bedroom in the coming weeks, with a whole new set of furniture but want to re-paint first and get some new accessories/wall art.

    My favourite tip is #5 ADD AN EDGE, I need to find something interesting!

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      2nd March 2016 at 9:05 am

      OOh – I’d love to see the end result. Don’t forget to tweet me the pictures 😉

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        Leanne V McKenna
        2nd March 2016 at 8:02 pm

        I certainly will! 🙂

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    claire woods
    1st March 2016 at 9:11 pm

    A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND

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    harriet
    1st March 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Hope to win

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    Rachel Craig
    1st March 2016 at 10:40 pm

    A tin of paint is your friend.

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    Samantha Loughlin
    2nd March 2016 at 12:09 am

    Throws rule. Definitely xx

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    don erwood
    2nd March 2016 at 12:57 am

    Tip #10 a can of paint is your friend for me

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    Gemma b
    2nd March 2016 at 1:28 am

    #6! So so true! ♡

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    Serena La Pietra
    2nd March 2016 at 3:07 am

    A can of paint is your friend, I think so too. And fantastic value for money.

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    Ruth Harwood
    2nd March 2016 at 8:52 am

    Throws rule!!

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      2nd March 2016 at 9:04 am

      HA HA! Yes they do

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    Penny
    2nd March 2016 at 10:38 am

    Great idea for a giveaway. I absolutely agree with the bit about suing stuff you own too, it is amazing what a rejig does for the soul and what treasures you find. What a peaceful oasis!

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      2nd March 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Penny

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    Wendy Jones
    2nd March 2016 at 10:44 am

    Go mental with cushions – can never have enough cushions. (although don’t think hubby agrees. lol

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    Karl Borowy
    2nd March 2016 at 11:25 am

    A tin of paint is your friend.

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    Anne
    2nd March 2016 at 11:52 am

    I adore your bed! My favourite tip is add a French Bed…now if only I could one on Gumtree!

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    Michaela Hannah
    2nd March 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I love the tip of using accessories you already own. Such a great idea and saves a fortune!

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    Amanda
    2nd March 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Throws! Lovely decor

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    laura stewart
    2nd March 2016 at 2:25 pm

    number 10 tip i like fab prize x

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    keri brooks
    2nd March 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Tip)11 clean up feeling amazing finishing touches

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    Sarah Corbett
    2nd March 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Throws Rule!

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    Michelle Hollingsbee
    2nd March 2016 at 7:53 pm

    CLEAN UP! A room always looks so much better when you take time to clean t out and remove some clutter.

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    Tiffany
    2nd March 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Your room is looking really lovely Maxine, love the feeling of space your colour palette gives it.

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      3rd March 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you x

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    ruth robinson
    3rd March 2016 at 1:00 am

    THROWS RULE

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    Joanne Welsh
    3rd March 2016 at 2:46 am

    A tin of paint is your friend

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    GEOFF WICKENS
    3rd March 2016 at 5:58 am

    ADDING AN EDGE LOOKS REAL COOL

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    Sarah Cooper
    3rd March 2016 at 8:10 am

    #10 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND – I agree as a lick of paint can brighten any room.

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    christine szlobodnik
    3rd March 2016 at 8:28 am

    I love the vintage bed tip 🙂 i’ve always wanted a 4 poster bed ^,^
    x

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    Cristín Williams
    3rd March 2016 at 9:36 am

    Tip number 6 look out for quirk, I’m a sucker for anything unusual or quirky in the shops, I have my favourite little independents I visit all the time because I know I will find something different

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    Josie Mellor
    3rd March 2016 at 10:22 am

    Add a throw! I love throws and they are great for covering things quickly when you have visitors!

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    iain maciver
    3rd March 2016 at 10:47 am

    Look out for quirk

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    Vicky Torrance
    3rd March 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I love your ghost chair. Light, practical and stylish. And £74.99 according to the link, so affordable too.

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    lynn r
    3rd March 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Throws rule! can’t have too many in my opinion x

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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    3rd March 2016 at 6:12 pm

    My favourite #6, look for quirk. Your room looks really great! x

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    Nat thomason
    3rd March 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Like a can of paint is your friend love the accessories

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    Layla Thomas
    3rd March 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I like Pick Clear Furniture, I would have never thought of that.

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    Stevie Fairbairn
    4th March 2016 at 11:39 am

    #6 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK

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    Carol C
    4th March 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I like the tip to ‘look for pattern in unusual places’

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    Tanya Bryant
    5th March 2016 at 12:17 pm

    New bedding can make a big impact

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    MANDY DOHERTY
    5th March 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Number 6 – Look out for quirk

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    Gwyn Sharps
    5th March 2016 at 7:06 pm

    #7 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: THROWS RULE -This is a great tip!

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    rachel morgan
    6th March 2016 at 12:36 am

    My favourite was #8 pick clear furniture, honestly never crossed my mind x

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    ROSEMARY SHEEHAN
    6th March 2016 at 1:19 am

    A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND

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    Harline parkin
    6th March 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love your tip about the cushions I’m going to try it for myself

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    Rachael Mccadden
    6th March 2016 at 2:46 pm

    i like throws rule

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    Caroline Cordery
    6th March 2016 at 3:39 pm

    My favourite tip is to clean up- nothing can make you love your home more without actually spending any money than cleaning it.

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    frances hopkins
    6th March 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Cushions!! Can’t have enough x

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    Lyla
    6th March 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Look out for quirk is my favourite

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    gemma hendry
    6th March 2016 at 11:13 pm

    using accessories you already own

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    Victoria Langley
    7th March 2016 at 3:02 am

    pick clear furniture – the room would look a lot bigger if I had done that in my bedsit lol

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    Helen Clayton
    7th March 2016 at 11:13 am

    I like adding a bit of quirk..I have a teddy on top of my living room bookcase peeking over the top..makes me smile.

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    Helen Metcalfe
    7th March 2016 at 1:01 pm

    USE ACCESSORIES YOU ALREADY OWN. I’m always moving stuff from one room to another or painting furniture.

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    linda curtis
    7th March 2016 at 1:08 pm

    i love vintage and something quirk different

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    jo ogden
    7th March 2016 at 2:06 pm

    i love the idea of cushions to add some life

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    wendy malone
    7th March 2016 at 4:12 pm

    1,iron youre bedlinen i never do seems like hard work.

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    Hayley F
    7th March 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Throws rule. I may have abit to many, not sure you can have to many though x

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    kimberley ryan
    7th March 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Would have to be #10 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND…I love upcycling, it gives me great pleasure bringing life back to an old shabby piece of furniture. It also save lots of money too

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    Michelle Wild
    8th March 2016 at 2:18 am

    Look out for quirk…love the radio.

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    Rebecca Austin
    8th March 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Wow, your bedroom looks fantastic. I like Tip 7 throws rule. I really need to update my bedroom and declutter

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      WeLoveHomeBlog
      10th March 2016 at 8:23 am

      Thank you! At the moment it looks very different. With missing walls 😉

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    BECCA STAPLES
    8th March 2016 at 2:59 pm

    #11 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: CLEAN UP – I always feel better with a clean x

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    irene gilmour
    8th March 2016 at 10:43 pm

    LOOK FOR PATTERN IN UNUSAL PLACES

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    Cheryl Price
    9th March 2016 at 9:28 am

    throws and cushions I love them <3

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    sharon smith
    9th March 2016 at 10:32 am

    definitely the cushions tip! Can’t get enough of them 🙂

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    carole nott
    9th March 2016 at 2:40 pm

    My favourite is No 5 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: ADD AN EDGE

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    Amy Harding
    9th March 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Look for pattern in unusual places

    I love unique, quirky patterns, that you wouldnt think would work anywhere in your home, but really do add that extra something to a room 🙂
    Eyes peeled!

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    anna
    9th March 2016 at 8:16 pm

    All the tips are great! I think 1 and 11 are basic things but definitely make a difference and number 6 and 7 add a lot more personality

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    Maureen M
    9th March 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Number 7 – Just love throws.

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    Carole Sylvia Hiscock
    10th March 2016 at 1:56 pm

    A can of paint is your friend – soooo much you can do if you put your mind to it!

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    Kristyn Harris
    10th March 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Look out for quirk!

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    Rach
    10th March 2016 at 3:38 pm

    #11 Tidy house leaves a tidy mind

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    Anthea Holloway
    10th March 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I love your hints and tips about colours.

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    Ellen Stafford
    11th March 2016 at 12:04 am

    A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND! I deffo need to do some work on our bedroom.

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    Martina Alban
    11th March 2016 at 6:18 am

    go mad with cushions is the best

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    Susan B
    11th March 2016 at 7:39 am

    #8 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: PICK CLEAR FURNITURE. I have only recently realised just hwo much of a difference clear furniture makes to small rooms.

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    Katie Kingsbury
    11th March 2016 at 7:59 am

    Look out for quirk – I am ALL about quirky 🙂

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    Cupcake R
    11th March 2016 at 8:44 am

    I like the tip : “Throws rule”

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    sadie coffin
    11th March 2016 at 10:19 am

    Don’t over the patterns, less is more sometimes. Use pattern as one statement peice or a few little peices.

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    sadie coffin
    11th March 2016 at 10:19 am

    I love throws

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    Bryanna M
    11th March 2016 at 5:02 pm

    #6 is my favourite, as I love having unique, quirky items to make my spaces completely mine 🙂

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    Ella Bates
    11th March 2016 at 6:19 pm

    The throw rule is my favourite rule!

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    Mary Chez
    11th March 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Number #10 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND

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    Adrian Bold
    12th March 2016 at 2:39 am

    Number 7 – Throws solve everything.

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    Kat Glynn
    12th March 2016 at 11:09 am

    A can of paint is your friend, a quick paint job can make any room or piece of furniture look totally different! x

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    Robby Price
    12th March 2016 at 12:27 pm

    The throws

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    Emily Coates
    12th March 2016 at 12:38 pm

    A can of paint is your friend – definitely true!!

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    Victoria Prince
    12th March 2016 at 1:08 pm

    My favourite is look for pattern in unusual places 🙂 Not something I would have thought of but it’s such a good idea

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    Jacki Mactaggart
    12th March 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Really good advice-especially clean up..so obvious but some folks overlook it and end up with lovely stuff but not quite finished.
    Love throws too..I knit on massive needles with mohair/angora and love that you can tie in a fluffy cost throw ?
    Great ideas-keep up the good work x

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    donna l jones
    12th March 2016 at 2:15 pm

    accerize with cushions

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    kim neville
    12th March 2016 at 3:33 pm

    #8 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: PICK CLEAR FURNITURE

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    Alica
    12th March 2016 at 3:50 pm

    LOOK FOR PATTERN IN UNUSUAL PLACES!I do love patterns and really do make a room in my opinion 🙂

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    Sadiyya maryam
    12th March 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Lots of great tips, especially the cushions and throws tips.

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    claire toplis
    12th March 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Look out for your quirk

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    Claire Toplis
    12th March 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Find your quirk

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    Kirsty Woods
    12th March 2016 at 6:33 pm

    SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: CLEAN UP

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    Julie
    12th March 2016 at 7:15 pm

    #8 Pick clear furniture. I’m going to try it!

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    Aaron Milne
    12th March 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I love the tip for using throws

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    Carrie Truckle
    12th March 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Clean up

    This is my fav tip. Your bedroom looks completely different when you tidy up.

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    Paul Gee
    12th March 2016 at 9:29 pm

    #10

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    Sheri Darby
    12th March 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Has to be look out for the Quirk

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    Nancy Bradford
    12th March 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Pick clear furniture but don’t find much of it that is affordable.

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    Laura Nice
    12th March 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Use of same colours but add different texures.

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    david cavender
    12th March 2016 at 11:08 pm

    a can of tin is your paint

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    Helen Gilbert
    12th March 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Can of paint is your friend….a change of colour or mix can make a huge difference , not just walls but furniture or in my case anything that happens to be around!

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    rebecca beesley
    12th March 2016 at 11:39 pm

    the clean up tip as it really can make a big difference to a room!

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    Jo Hutchinson
    12th March 2016 at 11:56 pm

    10 Secret STYLIST’S TIP: A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND, really good idea.

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    Claire Ward
    13th March 2016 at 8:05 am

    Look out for a quirk I love unusual items

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    joanne liddement
    13th March 2016 at 9:13 am

    #11 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: CLEAN UP A clean and organised house just looks and smells so much nicer!

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    Jean Vaughan
    13th March 2016 at 10:08 am

    #4- Using accessories you already own. It immediately got me thinking of what I could move from one room to the bedroom, what I had relegated to storage in the garage and which cushions I could get remnants of fabric for from the market to revamp instead of throwing away. It has opened up an exciting voyage of discovery.

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    Jo Booth
    13th March 2016 at 10:23 am

    I love your idea of seeing the beauty beneath secondhand items, and transforming them with new fabrics eg your daybed transformation !

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    Joanne Beale
    13th March 2016 at 10:35 am

    Clean up – love to give everything a good going over and then change the bedding

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    emma kinsey
    13th March 2016 at 11:33 am

    number 10 is my fave

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    marsha richardson
    13th March 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I love it that you have used things you already own. Also have to agree that a can of paint works wonders to freshen things up!

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    helen newton
    13th March 2016 at 1:03 pm

    The clear furniture tip, I have never thought of having clear furniture before – I like the idea 🙂

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    Miss Tracy Hanson
    13th March 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I do like the “Quirk” tip to be honest. I’ve got 2 shelf-sitters of my own which have been with me for years and are always in the same spot each time I dust. I have a giraffe and a zebra (which is holding a sign up saying “Why the long face” – cheers me up on a morning).

    I also like the “Iron your Bed Linen” as well. Love the end to my hoovering/dusting spree by then changing the bed with lovely new fresh linen. 🙂

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    karen williams
    13th March 2016 at 1:41 pm

    #11 is my favourite

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    Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    13th March 2016 at 2:07 pm

    My tip is it is always about the accessories – you can take a bland room and add so many nice accessories with different colours and textures to make it look amazing.

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    Wendy Guy
    13th March 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful. Cushions and throws are a must.

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    Dawn F
    13th March 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I agree with #6 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK. This is what can differentiate your style from any one else.

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    Julie Booth
    13th March 2016 at 2:28 pm

    #6 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK – I love car boot sales and finding odd quirky things for the home.

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    Marion D
    13th March 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Iron tour bed linens, I never do but seeing your pic makes me feel I should do it as it definitely add a classy look to the linen 🙂

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    Juli Savage
    13th March 2016 at 3:25 pm

    #3 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: GO MENTAL WITH CUSHIONS, we are decorating out living room and have it that i want loads of cushions in similar colour but all different

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    Kirsty Ward
    13th March 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Go mental with cushions!

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    IRENE MURDOCH
    13th March 2016 at 4:07 pm

    #7 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: THROWS RULE always makes a home look inviting

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    Tracy
    13th March 2016 at 4:20 pm

    My favourite tip is ‘Go mental with cushions’ as it’s what I love to do. I simply can’t resist a pretty or quirky cushion! I’m a bit of an addict!

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    Allan Fullarton
    13th March 2016 at 4:46 pm

    LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK

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    Sassie Clarke
    13th March 2016 at 5:00 pm

    A Can of paint is your friend – especially Annie Sloan, love it, love it, you can transform so much with a bit of imagination and her chalk paint.

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    judy parslow
    13th March 2016 at 5:28 pm

    look for patterns in unusual places

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    sara davis
    13th March 2016 at 5:29 pm

    PICK CLEAR FURNITURE – i love the ghost chair

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    LEE HARDY
    13th March 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Wife likes cushions on bed.

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    Karen Laing
    13th March 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Your use of cushions,what a difference they can make to a room.Sadly I don’t have flair so I rely on people like you to show me how to do it x

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    Hayley
    13th March 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Looks wonderful!

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    Kerry Locke
    13th March 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Add a french bed …. I have to say your bed is gorgeous – it has led me to spend the last half hour trawling ebay for something similar

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    Anna Ling
    13th March 2016 at 7:13 pm

    #7 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: THROWS RULE

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    lynn neal
    13th March 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Clear furniture, I hadn’t thought of that!

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    Anneka Hulse
    13th March 2016 at 7:48 pm

    My favorite tip is #6 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK

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    rebecca nisbet
    13th March 2016 at 8:22 pm

    my fave is look out for quirk!!

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    Kathryn Casbolt
    13th March 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Look out for quirk.

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    jessica cook
    13th March 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Look out for a quirk- thats what i spend my whole life doing!

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    Michelle Corbett
    13th March 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve always said, neutral colour walls and vibrant crisp colours whether be cushions, sofa, accessories make it cheerful as you will feel the same ?

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    Hazel Rea
    13th March 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Throws rule is my favourite – they are practical and can change the look of a room.

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    Diane Duggan
    13th March 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Number 10 – Paint can make old furniture look new at very little cost.

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    Lisa Lewis
    13th March 2016 at 9:28 pm

    A can of paint is your friend

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    Hayley Colburn
    13th March 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I really like the vintage bed tip 😀

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    Margery L
    13th March 2016 at 9:34 pm

    My favorite was LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK 😀 – I love quirkiness

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    sharon freeman
    13th March 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Go mental with cusions, my beds full of them, even though I throw them all on the floor at bedtime lol 🙂

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    Jessica Powell
    13th March 2016 at 11:18 pm

    My Favourite tip is number 7: THROWS RULE. Throws make a house so much more homely and my bed always has one on. Plus they’re great to snuggle into on the sofa on a cold night!

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    Natalie Gillham
    13th March 2016 at 11:35 pm

    use light colours to decorate walls to make a room look bigger and then use colours and patterned accessories to brighten it up x

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    Claire Blaney
    13th March 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I love – A can of paint is your friend turning old into new saves a small fortune & really updates the furniture look

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    Oksana Fitzgerald
    14th March 2016 at 12:14 am

    My favourite tip is add a French Bed

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    Natalie Crossan
    14th March 2016 at 12:39 am

    I love the tip : “Throws rule”

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    John Pring
    14th March 2016 at 3:11 am

    #4 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: USE ACCESSORIES YOU ALREADY OWN

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    Graham Antony Wright
    14th March 2016 at 4:51 am

    Throws

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    Melanie Burton
    14th March 2016 at 5:08 am

    I love the tip about the throws. I have throws everywhere!

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    Stephanie Green
    14th March 2016 at 6:14 am

    My favourite tip is #7 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: THROWS RULE. It’s amazing what a difference throws can make.

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    marie powell
    14th March 2016 at 7:51 am

    hunt car boots for quirky items

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    Lindsey Jones
    14th March 2016 at 8:16 am

    Throws rule

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    Chris Fletcher
    14th March 2016 at 9:13 am

    I’m not a huge fan of excessive cushions, but love throws! Adding layers can bring in extra texture and accents

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    Kelly cooper
    14th March 2016 at 9:28 am

    I like to be quirky and use lots of colours

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    steven beasley
    14th March 2016 at 9:29 am

    #7 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: THROWS RULE

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    ashley whitbread
    14th March 2016 at 9:33 am

    OH MY! this would be fab! im hopfully getting my first house this year!! I love tip no9 looks for patterns in unusual places!

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    Patricia Avery
    14th March 2016 at 9:35 am

    Throws rule! I love using them 🙂

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    Lisa Debz
    14th March 2016 at 9:44 am

    My tip is dont follow fahion trends, be yourself x

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    Patricia Whittaker
    14th March 2016 at 10:07 am

    I like the pattern in unusual places. i am not very good at that but your room looks fantastic.

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    Alice Megan
    14th March 2016 at 10:10 am

    Picking clear furniture! Such a clever idea of maintaining space

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    leanne perrett
    14th March 2016 at 10:12 am

    cushions definitely

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    Laura Tonks
    14th March 2016 at 10:23 am

    LOOK OUT FOR QUIRK
    I love a bit of quirk xx

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    Cassie
    14th March 2016 at 10:29 am

    I think all the tips are great!!

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    amanda greensmith
    14th March 2016 at 10:35 am

    A tin of Paint is your friend x

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    samantha bolter
    14th March 2016 at 10:40 am

    I am definitely on the look out for some clear furniture 🙂

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    Amy Wright
    14th March 2016 at 10:45 am

    My fav is Pick Clear Furniture – ive not got the biggest rooms and it does make such a difference!

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    Ann Hall
    14th March 2016 at 10:46 am

    #2 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: ADD A FRENCH BED
    Such a brilliant suggestion to have a look on websites such as Gumtree to find second hand ‘antique’ style french beds. I’ve been looking for one very similar online and in furniture shops, but the cost is always outside our budget. Thanks for this top tip. I’m off to do some bed research on second hand sites !

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    kayleig
    14th March 2016 at 11:08 am

    #5 – add an edge, i love kitsch custions

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    sarah kochan
    14th March 2016 at 11:11 am

    i love go mental with cushions hehe, i do that 🙂

  • Reply
    liz ferguson
    14th March 2016 at 11:20 am

    The throws rule is something i will use x

  • Reply
    Beverley Cousins
    14th March 2016 at 11:20 am

    The throws advice is brilliant!

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    Amanda Tanner
    14th March 2016 at 11:32 am

    Iron your bedding. I always do this and people think it’s crazy but it looks so much better

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    Emma Fox
    14th March 2016 at 11:36 am

    Use accessories you already own – so often I go out and buy more when I could have reused something else.

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    Susan Jane Gray
    14th March 2016 at 11:39 am

    Definitely cleaning up. When my lounge has a good tidy up it looks great. Although a few cushions would make it look even better.

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    amy bondoc
    14th March 2016 at 11:47 am

    GO MENTAL WITH CUSHIONS – there can never be too many in my opinion !!

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    Dawn McBride
    14th March 2016 at 11:49 am

    I love tip #3 Go Mental with Cushions. Should also be on of life’s many motos 🙂 Haha x

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    Yvonne Hannah
    14th March 2016 at 11:52 am

    A CAN OF PAINT IS YOUR FRIEND

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    Rachel James
    14th March 2016 at 11:57 am

    #9 SECRET STYLIST’S TIP: LOOK FOR PATTERN IN UNUSAL PLACES is my favourite tip, although all of them are very handy as we’ve not touched our bedroom since moving house 2 years ago! A fresh look is VERY overdue!

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