Turn Your House Into a Home

Turn Your House Into a Home

No sooner have the festive decorations been packed away for another year, that we quickly turn our attention to paint charts, fabric swatches and wallpaper books in a mad decorating frenzy to transform our home for the new year.

So it’s out with the old and in with the new!

As one of the most popular times for starting to plan house renovations and decorating projects, we’ve teamed up once again with Yorkshire-based interior designer Jeanette Holmes to find out what's hot and what's not in 2014.

"An overwhelming trend for this year is the desire to make houses into homes with a return to individuality and creativity rather than the minimalistic looks favoured in recent years. Our homes will welcome contrasts in fabrics and textures and will play host to a palette of warm and rich colours as we inject personality into our colour schemes."

Popular colours will include rich reds, vibrant oranges and deep blues, all of which can be utilised in new room plans or used to accessorise with neutral shades.

"Creating a stylish and wonderfully welcoming home doesn't have to mean spending a fortune. Display items and accessories that have meaning to you and bring in new colours with cushions, fresh flowers and accessories in your chosen colour. You'll be amazed at how quickly you can change the look of a room."

For those who are starting from scratch, Jeanette is also seeing a shift towards carpets in living rooms instead of wooden floors, more traditional fabrics such as tweed, tartan, checks and stripes and is tipping subtle shades of yellow and grey to be popular.

Jeanette is a leading interior designer based in Yorkshire and has designed many of Miller Homes' show homes across the region.

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