Does Your Interior Style Reflect Where You Live?
We all have our own tastes and preferences when it comes to interior design, but could this be determined by where we live? Certain styles are more popular in specific parts of the country, so before you start a redesign, have a look at what other homeowners near you are doing.
Londoners tend to opt for the simple and low-maintenance Scandinavian style, especially when they are decorating trendy city flats.
It might seem odd to have a nautical design theme in an area with no coastline, but this is what homeowners in the West Midlands seem to prefer.
The 1950s is popular in this part of the country, across both period and contemporary homes. This can encompass sleek furniture and pastel shades, with retro-style furniture and accessories easily available to recreate the look.
East of England
Homeowners in the east tend to go for animal-themed designs, which could be a fun concept for children's rooms.
Natural is the key word for interiors in the South West, with homeowners sticking with eco-friendly designs as much they can. This could include hardwood floors, natural beams or timber external stairs to create a stylish look.
Those living in the South East often choose bold and bright colours across their property in order to liven up the space and give it a vibrant feel.
In this region it's all about the glitz and glamour and trying to pack as much of this as possible into their homes, including stunning light fittings, luxurious fabrics and stand-out features such as decorative external stairs.
Never known to shy away from stand-out designs, Yorkshire property owners often bring leopard-print designs into their homes. These could be used subtly on just a single accessory or as a bold feature of the room, such as a statement piece of furniture or the wallpaper.
Rather than being stuck in the past, the North East's preference for 1970s style has been brought into the 21st century. They have a modern take on the look - for instance, paring daring printed wallpaper with modern fixtures and soft furnishings.
Shabby chic has been popular for a while, and it is especially common in Wales, where it fits in perfectly with the country-cottage look and gives the cosy rooms a homely feel.