Perfect palate

The best palate is natural and neutral. Think of the colours in nature – the pale blue of the sky, the greys of rocks and the golden beige of a sandy beach. These are the perfect Zen shades to bring into your home. Pale pinks and soft whites look perfect too. Mix it up by choosing a couple of complementary colours to run through your room or home; introducing colour onto your walls, floor and into soft furnishings.

Natural products like wood and stone bring nature into your home too, creating texture, interest and warmth in a wonderfully subtle way. Bamboo is another great medium to introduce into your décor.

Natural textures

As well as using wood and stone in your home, use fabric to keep things soft and inviting. There are some beautiful one colour rugs and cushions out there and fabrics can be wool, silk, satin – whatever you would love to snuggle up to on your couch. Introduce statement pieces such as these gorgeous modern Sloane & Sons Tub Chairs with simple lines and beautiful curves.

Simple pieces

Any lines should be straight and simple, with softer curved edges thrown in to soften the look. Elaborate table legs and swirls or embellishments should be left at the door. As well as harsh, sharp angles and pointed features.

Less is more

Do not overcrowd your room with too many pieces of furniture or too many little decorations. Space and balance is important. You do not need to fill every wall and every corner. Spend time in the space, see how it feels to you? Do you need everything, or might the room feel more spacious and relaxed with less in there?