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Simple ways to add a touch of style to your home

I’m in the middle of updating our flat, and one of my favourite things is browsing stores online and finding inspiration.

Being house proud is a British trait, one that is based around a feeling of self-worth and a respect from friends and family. There are many ways to get the most out of your home, and it is important to find a mix between style and substance. You don’t need to go over the top to get the home you dream of, but you do need some furnishings.

Modern and sophisticated is always what we are after, and sometimes the designer homes you see on the television look they would cost the earth. But, you don’t always need to spend money to add style. Of course, getting the best furnishings from somewhere lovely like Achica is important but it’s also crucial to know the tips and tricks that come with layout and appearance.

Here are four of the best ways to add a touch of style to your home:

1. Clear coffee table – We all need one in the living room, somewhere to place our newspapers, books and – well – tea or coffee. But, it’s important what look you go for. A clear rectangular or square table will give you the ability to showcase the chic rug that you have underneath it, while it will also make a room look bigger by not imposing on the appearance. Getting a set can work particularly well to aid flow, and always consider what’s going to be placed there. By having useful and personal items you really give the room a sense of purpose and show guests what you’re all about.

2. Miscellaneous items – We all need somewhere to share messages with the rest of the family, a place to drop off keys and a spot that works to leave any bills, papers or business cards that could be useful. Consider a chalk board to add a touch of class with an easy to use message board. Also take into consideration the use of bowls for keys and loose change while not forgetting to have it all on a tray or table that can also hold some papers. This stops clutter forming elsewhere in the house so that you are both organised and stylish.

3. Bathroom accessories – Your bathroom is a sanctuary, or at least it should be. Enjoy this part of the house by being stylish and adding to the storage space by using top accessories. A chic idea is turning a wine rack into a towel and bubble bath holder – very practical. Find your own style with the art you display, many of us like to use blues and seascapes in our bathrooms but consider if modern art, like toothbrushes in a wall display, would add an extra touch of class. Also consider perfumed soaps and flowers to add a spa feel. And, of course, getting the right mirror is an absolute must.

4. Mantel decoration – A focal point of the room, your fireplace needs to be symmetrical and have a contemporary feel. All you need to do is find two sets of vases to go either side of a modern clean-framed piece of art. This allows you to have an attractive yet simple design in an important part of the house.

There you have it, four of the best ways to make your property more stylish. Some fairly simple offerings can make a great difference. Organization is key and if you can mix this with gorgeous items, like from the top of the range Achica hardware selection you will be well on your way to a grand design.

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