Continuing our Creative take over with interior stylist Katie Sellers, read part two of how to make the best first impression. Not read part one? Click here.

To make the best first impression you should consider…

The flow of your home. Will your front door jar with the rest of your scheme or set the tone for what is to follow? Neutrals are anything but boring. Shades of white can add warmth and elegance, especially when used as a palette to layer amongst different materials within the home. Consider your flooring for example, do you have soft carpet underfoot, grained wooden boards or smooth concrete surfaces to harmonise with. Pick out several hues such as my chosen trio of Ludgate Circus No.89, Belgravia No.6 and Charterhouse No.4 to use on your walls and woodwork, creating subtle changes within your space.

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Create…

A sense of seasonal cosiness by contemplating a Red tone. Pinks and greens continue to be a popular combination currently, taking note from nature’s abundant palette. 'But could you be convinced to go for a daring external duo similar to the front doors & brickwork seen in the previous post'

If so, an exterior wall or door in FTT-006 would surely make it onto a social media feed for much lusting after by fellow colourful devotees. My tip is to decorate with a softer duskier pink, such as Covent Garden Floral No.270. This would be much easier to live with indoors and works beautifully with a neutral, grey or stronger blue for contrast.

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Whether you decide to spruce your door up in-time for the Halloween cobwebs or dare I say it, Festive Wreaths, you want to feel proud of your home. So strike forth with the new season and choose a new door colour which brings you happiness and hints as to what can be expected behind. And perhaps have a dabble with a new colour combination in a room that’s been waiting patiently for an update. Go on, get on with it...

 

Katie Sellers is a interior stylist, consultant and lecturer. View Katie's work here.