9 ways to make your home beautiful

From simple home decor tricks to more dramatic room makeover, these ideas will help you transform your home

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USE WALLPAPER BORDERS TO CREATE AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE

Photo: Susie Atkinson.

Borders have been used for many years to elevate the simplest of rooms, adding detail and delight in an easy affordable way.

They are less of a commitment than wallpapering the whole room but still bring color and interest to walls adding an accent to contrast or compliment a room.

The possibilities with them are endless

INSTALL WOOD PANELLING FOR A SOPHISTICATED FEEL

Photo: Future/Dunning & Everard.

The contemporary-style bespoke storage was specifically designed with shelves and drawers large enough to store work equipment, and was chosen because it was completely different to the fabric of the building.

Bespoke joinery is a complete game changer when really well done

LEARN HOW TO STYLE BOOKSHELVES

Photo: Future / Davide Lovati.

They bring a sense of individuality and personal style to spaces of all sizes – and every type of scheme – and it’s my favorite way to make a room feel like home instantly.

TAKE EXUBERANT DESIGN INTO BATHROOMS

Photo: Jake Curtis.

'Bring a sense of grandeur to your bathroom with a scenic statement wall,' says Emma Thomas, Homes & Gardens' decorating editor.

This wallpaper panel by Pierre Frey echoes the traditional Portuguese azulejo tilework found in the palaces of Sintra, Lisbon and Porto.

NEVER NEGLECT A POWDER ROOM

Photo: VSP Interiors.

Beautiful powder room wall decor is the easiest way to make these small spaces feel loved and curated.

Ensure light fittings and artwork are chosen to complement the intricacy of the wallcovering, and choose them with the same eye for detail as in a living room.

MAKE STAIRCASES MORE THAN JUST THOROUGHFARES

Photo: Malcolm Menzies.

You can break the rules when displaying art and images on a staircase gallery, too.

Use the natural incline to your advantage to play with scale and hang pictures of differing shapes and sizes successfully.

CREATE A DISPLAY OF ARTEFACTS AGAINST A DRAMATIC BACKDROP

Key to creating a display is finding the right backdrop, and the more dramatic the color, the more successful the effect.

We love the use of the bold yellow above.

DECORATE A FRONT DOOR WITH A WREATH

Photo: Future.

There is a wreath for every season, but hanging one on your door does more than just signal a change in the weather, it shows just how loved and curated your home is, and is a promise of what's beyond the front door.

Plus, of course, it's one of the easiest home decor ideas you can indulge in.

SET THE PERFECT SCENE WITH OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Photo: Lindsay Salazar.

Bringing interior design tricks into your backyard is a home decor must, with gorgeous outdoor lighting ideas a great way to decorate a garden, and to extend its use into the evening.

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