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Adding value to your home

Congratulations on your new home! Whether you are moving into a cosy apartment or a spacious house, decorating your new space is an exciting opportunity to infuse it with your personality and style. To help you navigate this creative journey, we have compiled a list of top design tips that will guide you through transforming your house into a home that reflects your unique taste and lifestyle.



1. Start with a Plan

Before diving into decorating or buying lots of accessories and furniture, take some time to envision how you want your space to look and feel. Consider factors such as your personal style, the function of each room, and any specific needs or preferences you have. Creating a cohesive design plan will help you stay organised and focused as you begin decorating.



2. Prioritise Functionality

While aesthetics are important, do not overlook the importance of functionality. Consider how you will use each space and choose furniture and decor that not only looks good but also serves a purpose. Opt for versatile pieces that maximize storage and flexibility, especially in smaller or multi-functional areas.

3. Define Your Style

Your home should be a reflection of your personality and taste, so do not be afraid to experiment with different styles until you find what resonates with you. Whether you prefer sleek and modern, cosy and rustic, or eclectic and bohemian, choose decor elements that speak to your individual aesthetic and create a cohesive look throughout your home.



If you do not know what your style is, no worries!  You could start by exploring a variety of inspirational sources like interior design magazines, websites, Pinterest and Instagram, and design blogs. By browsing through different styles and aesthetics, you can start to identify elements that resonate with you and begin to narrow down your preferences.

If you still find it hard to define your style, we recommend seeking guidance from a professional interior designer. A design professional can help you clarify your vision, identify your unique design preferences, and create a cohesive and personalised design plan that reflects your personality and lifestyle. Click here to find out more about our E-design packages.


4. Focus on Quality Over Quantity

When it comes to decorating, quality wins over quantity every time. Invest in well-made furniture and decor pieces that will stand the test of time and enhance the overall look and feel of your home. Prioritise key pieces such as a comfortable sofa, a durable dining table, statement lighting fixtures; and build your decor around them.

living room


5. Embrace Texture and Layering

Texture adds depth and visual interest to a space, so do not be afraid to mix and match different textures to create a rich and layered look. Incorporate soft textiles like throw pillows, rugs, and curtains to add warmth and cosiness, and mix in natural materials like wood, metal, and stone for added dimension.

green sofa


6. Play with Colour and Pattern

Colour and pattern are powerful tools for transforming a space and setting the mood. Experiment with different colour palettes and patterns to add personality and visual impact to your home. Whether you opt for bold and vibrant hues or subtle and muted tones, use colour and pattern to express your style and create a space that feels inviting and inspiring.

pink kitchen


7. Personalise with Accessories

Accessories are the finishing touches that bring a room to life and make it feel truly yours. Incorporate personal mementos, artwork and decor items that reflect your interests, hobbies and travels. These small details will add character and personality to your home and make it feel unique.




Decorating your new home is an exciting opportunity to create a space that reflects your personality, style and lifestyle. By following these top design tips, you will be well on your way to unlocking the elegance and charm of your new abode. Remember to trust your instincts, have fun with the process and enjoy making your house feel like home.


If you wish to receive a professional advice or guidance on where to start, get in touch with us! We offer affordable online packages to cater all your needs. Click here to find out more!



Mika Design Studio is an interior design studio on a mission to make a positive and meaningful impact on our clients’ lives; inspire them on the use of creativity and sustainable materials to create authentic interiors that organically evolve with them.

We are based in Royal Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, UK) but also operate online nationwide. We provide Consultation and Home Staging services for properties to sell, Re-design & Styling services for serviced accommodation/buy-to-let properties, and Online Interior Design for single bespoke rooms.

Visit our website to find out more about us.

Mika Design Studio


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