Placing furniture together has a way of creating islands of comfort. Instead of leaving pieces along the walls, cluster them to open up the room. Let a tone-on-tone colour scheme add harmony and style – and dare to leave a beautiful wall completely bare.
Layered curtains offer a stylish, flexible way to control light and temperature. Sombre pastels add to the mood, and a thick rug completes your cosy spot in the light.
There's no need to fill shelves until they're completely packed. Instead you can use empty spaces to highlight what's on display.