How To Inject Character Into A New Build Property

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“Texture and layering is key,” explains Helen Westlake, creative director at Millier. “Wall coverings, artwork and curious objects all grouped together can create interesting moments and a more timeless and lived in feel.”

Windows
“A sheer panel can offer some extra privacy – plus, they’re relatively inexpensive, while still offering a modern and chic look.” To take it one step further, Helen advises layering window dressings. “Add long sheers to blackout blinds to create a sleek, light-filled modern space, and add extra interest with detailed tie backs, too.”

Kitchens
When it comes to kitchens, experts agree it’s crucial to consider the location and existing features of a new build. “An urban apartment would benefit from a more neutral palette and refined details, while more rustic character and brighter colours would suit a property in the country,” suggests Helen. “Always consider the ironmongery on cabinetry doors and have appliances fully integrated for a more refined look.”

Finishing Touches
“Low level ambient lighting can make any interior space feel warm and cosy. Table lamps, floor lamps and wall sconces can either be bold or offer subtle impact.”

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