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How to create a mood board, according to the design experts at RAFT

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How to create a mood board, according to the design experts at RAFT

Embarking on an interior design project requires clarity on your creative process. This may sound like a seemingly impossible task when you've got hundreds of ideas in mind, but the secret is simple: create a mood board. Inspiration is everywhere and condensing themes visually is an excellent way to establish what works and what doesn't. Whether you're starting a project from scratch or are on a mission to re-accessorise an existing space with a pre-established colour scheme, a mood board is the key to success. This blog piece will break down expert advice from the design team at RAFT. Your...

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Minimalist interiors because less is more

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Minimalist interiors because less is more

We believe that the key to dreamy interiors that strike the perfect balance between lived-in comfort and elegant style is "less is more". However, as Steve Jobs put it: "simplicity is complex", which is why we're disclosing the tricks of the trade to make minimalist interiors truly effortless. Dressing your home is a personal experience; there is no one-size-fits-all recipe. However, this isn't to say that there aren't a few proverbial boxes that are best ticked. If your new project is achieving your aspirational home aesthetic, look no further; we consider ourselves experts when it comes to this particular topic....

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How to achieve the perfect night in

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How to achieve the perfect night in

Whether your idea of the perfect night in is spent solo or in company, the key to achieving a setting that justifies ditching the taxi fare on a Friday or Saturday night is interiors. Home is where the heart is... but, let's be honest, you're going to need more than that to entertain guests and host the perfect night in. Good company and good food are a great place to start. Beyond that, it's all about lighting, music and comfort. Transform your home into a haven for sophisticated relaxation and good times with these four simple tricks. 1. Get the...

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6 ways to style your rental and achieve the Pinterest home of your dreams

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6 ways to style your rental and achieve the Pinterest home of your dreams

These 6 ways to style your rental will help you to transform a standard apartment or house into the Pinterest home of your dreams. Though we envy those with a fresh new project and endless rolls of cash, the reality is that some of us are just looking for simple tricks to give your space a refresh. Fortunately, it’s easier than it sounds. We’re here to disclose the tricks of the trade, demonstrating that your aspirational home needn’t wait. #InteriorGoals are just around the corner. 1. Indoor plants Indoor plants are the interior designer’s weapon when it comes to manufacturing...

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn: How we style muted green paint

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn: How we style muted green paint

On track to be the paint that can give any room a fresh and subtly contemporary update, Tranquil Dawn is the Dulux Colour of the Year, 2020. This neutral shade has a cool tone making it ideal for opening up a space and maximising light. Dulux colour specialists cite the calmness of the morning sky as the inspiration for this shade. They suggest warm woods, comforting fabrics and indoor plants as the perfect complementary interior styling. At RAFT, we’re huge advocates of using neutral shades to paint your living spaces... we just love their versatile nature. If you’re considering a...

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