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Inspiring spaces

Achieving the right look for your home can be tricky, especially when a room has many functions. So where do you start? We asked interiors expert Sacha Boxall for some advice.

Our home is a place that is a huge part of our lives, so it’s important to ensure that this space really ‘feels’ right. Most of us lead busy lives and these days our home spaces need to offer multiple purpose and functions. Whether you have a family filled home, work from home or live alone, your home needs to offer you specific needs.

When planning your home and work spaces many of us struggle with where to start, so here are three 3 top tips on how to go about this and achieve your inspiring space.

Number #1 

Firstly just take some time to really think about what your space is going to be used for and how you want the space to make you feel, for example if it’s a cosy snug, you’d want to think about which colours give you that warm and relaxed feeling, what lighting you’ll want to have in the room and what furnishings you can add to the room to give you the snuggly feeling.

Number #2

Snap away – When I start to plan a space, I always look for inspiration around me, this can be absolutely anything, I often find inspiration when I’m out walking my dog or to my studio, inspiration can come from anything, this could be a poster in a shop window, a plant leaf, a gin bottle label or even an upholstered chair seat in a coffee shop. Whatever it maybe, grab your camera/phone and take a snap.

Number #3

Inspiration board – Once you have a few snaps, start to compile an inspiration board, I often use Pinterest, make up a board for your space ie ‘Master Bedroom ideas’ then start to add those snaps into the board. You can also use Pinterest for inspiration to add to your board and again this can be anything, from a delicious summer cake to a posy of flowers, whatever gives you that feeling you want from your space. You can also use a physical board, attach to a wall in the room and attach magazine cuttings, paint cuttings etc. to this.


Sacha Boxall Interiors specialise in curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery, all handmade at Studio 6, Silks Yard, Church Hill, Horsell, Woking, GU21 4QE

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1 comment on “Inspiring spaces”

  • June Homer August 23, 2019

    Fabulous article, Sacha is a true perfectionist and you won’t go wrong with her expert guidance for your interiors


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