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Can you guess the UK’s top 5 dream interior styles?

  • April 1, 2023
the uk's top 5 dream interior styles

Guess the UK’s top 5 dream interior styles…Rose & Grey / Sweetpea & Willow

Spend hours daydreaming about your ideal home, or strategising how you’ll tackle your next decorating project?

It turns out, you’re not alone – 66 per cent of people surveyed by Willow & Hall said they plan to renovate rooms this spring in a bid to overhaul their interiors.

With this in mind, Berkeley Group scoured Instagram and consulted top interior design experts to find the most popular interior style for 2023. The results are in…

The UK’s favourite interior styles:

  1. Modern – 1.89m hashtags

  2. Scandinavian – 961k hashtags

  3. Vintage – 923k hashtags

  4. Contemporary – 360k hashtags

  5. Bohemian – 222k hashtags

Keep reading to get the lowdown on each of these distinct interior aesthetics.

• Modern Home Style

john lewis ss23 home collection modern

Modern interior design was first established in the early to mid-19th century. Today, modern interior design blends the sophisticated simplicity of Scandinavian design with the innovative functionality of the German Bauhaus and the clean lines of mid-century modern design.

A great interior style for homes with a lot of natural light and open plan spaces, Susan White, an interior designer at Phoenix Interior Design, summarises the look as minimal but memorable decor, with clean lines and an earthy colour palette.

‘Choose white, cream, or beige tones, and incorporate splashes of bold colours – such as a brightly painted feature wall – to create an eye-catching contrast,’ she explains.

• Scandinavian Home Style


‘Scandi-style is all about practicality and prioritising wellbeing, in simple, well-designed, light-filled spaces that offer the perfect place to relax and unwind,’ say the team at Berkeley Group. ‘With all the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, and WFH changing the nature of what we use homes for, it’s no wonder

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Home decor brand Freedom Tree brings its first womenswear line, what to expect at the Hyderabad stor

  • March 30, 2023

Freedom Tree's womenswear line

Freedom Tree’s womenswear line

The fashion-mongers of the city have a new place to make the choicest buys. Freedom Tree, the design studio known for home decor and furnishings is joyfully foraying into womenswear, bringing its debut collection of bold, fresh and free-spirited ensembles to all its stores, including Hyderabad. Rightly titled Fiercely Feminine, the edit is most suitable for the spring and summer season with shirt dresses, mix-match co-ord sets, A-line skirts, and wraps to try on. The 16-pieces collection comes after Freedom Tree first launched a limited edition of unisex resort shirts that earned them a great response, making it natural to expand into apparel.

Freedom Tree’s new edit Fiercely Feminine
Shirt dress from Fiercely Feminine

Speaking to us, Latika Khosla, founder of Freedom Tree shares, “We’ve loved creating collections for the home, but we’ve always seen ourselves as a design brand and have been excited to create lifestyle products too. We hope to continue to introduce more designs and grow our women’s clothing collection. Like with our home collections, we plan seasonal launches of new colours and styles for women’s clothing. You may also find other lifestyle accessories— scarves, scrunchies, totes, and more.” The new collection features skin-friendly fabrics that make them transitional pieces which can be worn at work, play or even party. The pieces will cheer you up with their playful cuts, mood-boosting colour palette and frolic appeal. Telling us about the edit, textile designer Rashi Jain shares, “The edit is conceptualised with an aim to make women feel at home wherever they go! The pieces exude the relaxed and casual spirit of the brand. We are also excited to translate our prints into wearable breathable fabrics and feminine silhouettes.

Ensembles from Fiercely Feminine
Ensembles from Fiercely Feminine

The colour palette of the collection

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This Ahmedabad bungalow is a great example of a minimal yet warm abode

  • July 28, 2022

When Dhara Naik Pandya, founder of Ahmedabad-based interior design and architecture firm DNP Design Studio, wanted to renovate her two storied bungalow, she knew there was only one person who could do it justice to it — she, herself. 

Dhara and her husband desired a modern and minimal home, which felt open and uncluttered. The 2,000-square-feet bungalow is for three generations—Dhara Naik Pandya and her husband, their two young daughters and Dhara’s father-in-law. The bungalow comprises three bedrooms and a study, besides living and dining areas, a kitchen, and a balcony. Each piece of furniture in the home has been customised with materials and finishes that create a harmonious look in each room. Pandya kept the furnishings and accessories minimal to make the space feel quiet and serene. Clean lines and a muted colour scheme define this home that’s tastefully elegant, welcoming and practical.

The living area houses custom made sofas from Pocho Living and a carpet from Rugberry.Photoartstudio

The bungalow’s interiors are evocative of Scandinavian design. The home showcases a subdued colour palette, playing primarily with shades of grey. “We call our home the grey house because of its colour palette. My husband and I always wanted a very modern yet minimal home. We were very sure on using just three materials in the entire house—ash wood, concrete and metal. We didn’t want our house’s design aesthetic to be too loud in terms of colour and material palette. The only space I have used colour was in our daughters’ bedroom. They are very young and they wanted their room to be colourful and fun. Even in their bedroom, I did manage to use a shade of grey in combination with the vibrant pink,” mentions Dhara Naik Pandya, principal architect, DNP Design Studio.

Open and airy


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Rustic bedroom ideas – 10 ways to do rugged country style for a relaxing cocoon

  • July 13, 2022

Rustic bedroom ideas conjure up thoughts of sleeping in a cosy cocoon and who wouldn’t want that? 

Nature is good for the soul. Country folk have always known this but research now backs it up. Colours of nature and natural materials help soothe our (often frazzled) minds. So where rest and relaxation are concerned, rustic style is ideal when you’re on the hunt for bedroom ideas. 

‘There’s just something about the rustic, shaggy and raw paired with the sleek, clean and polished which creates a sweet spot for interesting, stylish and cosy interiors,’ says Noemie Deed, founder, Cosy Coco (opens in new tab). ‘Charming rustic designs transform contemporary pads into cosy homesteads.’  

10 rustic bedroom ideas

Rustic style tends to let nature’s natural beauty shine through, so rugged materials such as reclaimed wood, chunky wool and wicker feature heavily. Mixed with leafy greens, sky blues and earthy tones these create a nature-inspired sleep haven, perfect for large sleep zones or small bedroom ideas. 

1. Whitewash timber-clad walls

white bedroom with white wall panelling and soft blue accents

(Image credit: Future / Dominic Blackmore)

To create a cabin-in-the-woods style rustic bedroom decor, clad your walls with timber and give a section of it a whitewash for a fresh modern feel. 

Against this backdrop, include Shaker style wooden furniture, a chunky oatmeal rug and botanical prints on your bed linen to wake up with nature wherever you live.

2. Add stable doors for shutters

Wood clad bedroom with distressed walls, woven bed and faux fur throw

(Image credit: Future / Polly Eltes)

Barn conversions are popular renovation projects in rural locations for good reason and many incorporate charming ideas influenced by their surroundings. We love  these salvaged stable doors being used as shutters and old floorboards for wall cladding.

Whether you live in a barn, cottage, flat or house, scour salvage yards and junk shops to see what treasures you can repurpose for

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