Paint your room a stunning colour
Paint walls, trim and doors all one bright shade (we used turquoise) to make the space feel bigger. The colour now acts as a blank canvas for a family collection of plates mounted on the walls.
Get this look: Dining room paint, Hermes Blue, Para Paints. Dining chairs, West Elm. Flooring, area rug, both Carpet One. Lighting, Rejuvenation.
Before look: What's the first job when you inherit your family's cottage — and everything in it? Clear the clutter and keep the treasures! My team and I took this cottage from dark, drab and jammed with knick-knacks (see image below) to clutter-free and cheery. It's all in learning how to edit what you have and finding ways to display items. And a little paint went a long way to freshen up this cherished family home!