How to design a built in | More than just storage


A built in is so much more than a storage unit, and I’m definitely not complaining about extra storage because as we all know storage is life and the more storage in your home the better… but I’m talking about creating something amazing that will make your guests say ‘wow!’ when they enter your room and give you somewhere you can display an array of beautiful objects and artwork.

A well designed  built in can totally transform a room and can make amazing use of what would otherwise be a plain old wall. In this Inspired Interior entry I will go into detail on how to design a built in, but not just a standard storage unit that does nothing for your space. I want you to be able to create something really special for you home that will serve a functional purpose, while also making a statement.

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How to choose the right paint color for your room | Picking the perfect palette

Choosing a new paint color can be daunting. We’ve all been there. Taking a trip to the paint store, coming home with an armful of swatches and test pots, painting little colored squares on the wall, holding swatches up and squinting, trying our best to trick our eyes into thinking they are the Photoshop paint bucket tool. All the while confusing ourselves even more than when we first began this color journey.

Well I am here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be this hard. This should be an exciting and fun process, not a stressful one. With a few insider tips and tricks I’m going to show you how to choose the right paint color for your room without the unnecessary stress and umming and aahing that usually comes with it.

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How to Design a Home Office Space | Make the most of your study

More often than not I see people neglect their home office spaces. I don’t think it’s done on purpose, it just seems to be one of the last rooms in the home to get any interior design attention. Often treated as a “spare room” or a place to store things and keep clutter out of sight, the home office or study is easy to leave at the bottom of the “we’ll get to it later” list.

I’m here to help you change that. You deserve to have both a functional and welcoming home office. Whether you work from home and want a full functioning office environment or simply desire a comfortable place to pay bills or browse the internet I’ll provide you with the knowledge and know how to design a home office space and help you turn that neglected makeshift ‘utility room with a computer’ into a home office you’ll love to spend hours on end.

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How to Design a Baby’s Room | Tips and ideas for the perfect nursery

Having a baby is one of the greatest pleasures in life and a time filled with joy and excitement but the work involved when preparing to welcome a new life into the world can sometimes seem overwhelming. One of the most important tasks is setting up the nursery.

Designing a nursery for your baby on the way should be fun and exciting but can also be a daunting experience if you don’t know where to start. Take a moment to read though this article where I’ll show you how to design a baby’s room and help you to create a space where you and your baby can relax and enjoy. After all you both will be spending a lot of time in this room so it’s important to make it as comfortable as possible.

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Small Powder Room Ideas | License to go a little crazy

When it comes to interior design, the powder room can be one the most exciting rooms in your home to design. As we don’t spend a lot of time in our powder rooms this gives us the opportunity to do something a little different and perhaps a little crazy as we won’t get tired of these rooms as quickly as if you applied this same principle to a bedroom or living room.

These small spaces are easy to overlook from a design perspective as they are a necessity and often treated as simply a functional space, however I consider the powder room to be one of the most important rooms in the home. Every guest that you bring into your home will see your main living areas, and many of them will also see the powder room. This is why I like to treat this room as a canvas to showcase your design talent and create a striking and bold impression. Let me give you some small powder room ideas and inspire you to step out of your interior design comfort zone and get creative!

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Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas | How to create a serene space

When it comes to the master bedroom in any home, it should be exactly that, a bedroom fit for the ‘master’ of the household. It should be a place for ultimate relaxation, an oasis where we can escape the pressures of every day life. I consider the bedroom to be much more than a room used for sleeping. It is in essence a living room. We spend so much of our lives in our bedrooms, fussing over what to wear, relaxing on lazy weekends, enjoying time in solitude or with the company of our partners. In this post I seek to provide you with more than just a simple list of master bedroom decorating ideas. I’ll share with you some inside tips and give you the know how to allow you to transform your bedroom from a place you simply sleep, into a sanctuary where you’ll love spending hours on end.

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My story

Let me introduce myself. I’m Joel, I’m an interior designer and I’m here to help you make the most of your living spaces. I’ll give you insider knowledge, along with inspiration and ideas to help you create a beautiful home environment for you and your family to enjoy.

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