Fancy giving your home a makeover but aren’t sure what look to go for? Well, we could have the answer for you! Always had an eye for Spanish décor but never done anything about it, or admired Italian tastes but felt it wasn’t for you. Well fret no longer! Embrace your continental side and experiment with different European styles. From Roman blinds to French windows, we have all the tips you need to transform your home. © Elle Decor
Italy Always been a little partial to some ice cream or a bit of pasta? Not to play on stereotypes, but if you have a love for Italy then express it to the full. And what better place to do it than in the kitchen! Italy is famous for its passion for food, so portraying your enthusiasm for the culture in this room would be very apt. But how? A key feature of an Italian kitchen is its sense of being warm and inviting; the ideal setting for a loving family. Earthy colours are a popular means of conveying the Italian, rustic feel, as again they make it seem more like home. Choose appropriate textiles, such as oven gloves and tablecloths, as these are also a great way of making your kitchen more traditional. Don’t forget to accessorise too! Some olive oil and jars of pasta on the work top will definitely give you some Italian flair. And the windows? Quality roman blinds from Blinds Supermarket would be the perfect choice. Bellissimo!
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France Why not speak the language of love all the time by opting for some French décor? France is the centre of cultural delights and therefore offers a broad spectrum of choice when it comes to decorating the home. On the one hand there is the concept of the ‘French Empire.’ This is style had Greek and Roman influences and is achieved best by combing neutral and bold colour schemes. This design appeals to many for its creative side as it allows you to be as elaborate and indulgent as you want; all the rich fabrics and bold prints you could ask for! However on the other hand, there’s also the French Country style, which similar to the Italian feel, is also very rustic and family driven.
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Spanish Spanish Interior design is very vibrant and full of life, so if you’re interested in giving your home a flavour of Madrid, then get your yellow and orange paints at the ready. Spain is famous for its love of colour in the home, so follow the trend and make your house stand out from the crowd. Adding texture is also a way of giving a room the Spanish flair, so consider looking for some accessories or tapestries to liven up the walls. Get these sorted and you’ll be having sweet Spanish siestas in no time!