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Inspiring Ways to Personalise Your Living Area

Inspiring Ways to Personalise Your Living Area

“Your home should tell a story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.”

– Nate Burkus

For us, this sums up how we should all perceive our homes – a true reflection of ourselves.

Introducing small pieces into your home that have significant meaning to you – such as trinkets from your travels or gifts from loved ones – will immediately add personality to the space.

Injecting individuality doesn’t need to end here however. Although sourcing furniture that suits your style can sometimes be a tricky task, transforming basic furniture into pieces tailored to your taste is actually much easier than you might think. It also has the added bonus of being good value for money!

With this in mind, we’ve put together a few lovely ideas that will help you to put a personal twist on otherwise plain furniture.

Mid-Century Bar

This is an inspired idea from Brittany Makes – transforming a drab cabinet into a fun Mid-Century-style bar. Details such as the beautiful gold faux-bois interior are perfect for injecting an individual touch and look great as a backdrop for your bar essentials.

Full tutorial here.

Patterned Side Table

Transform a basic side table by designing an interesting pattern for the surface. All you need to create a stunning piece like this is some spray paint and masking tape – what could be simpler?

Full tutorial here.

Colourful Accent Table

Whether you want to give a piece some personality or are changing a room’s colour scheme, this is a stunning way to give an old cabinet a quick and easy makeover – we love the idea of changing the drawers’ hues to suit the season.


Full tutorial here.

As one of the central pieces in your living room scheme, your sofa will naturally be something that will play a large role in the look and feel of your space. Being able to create a design that you will love for many years to come is therefore imperative when investing in a new suite.

At Parker Knoll we recognise that everyone has their own unique style, which is why we give our customers a huge range of options when it comes to choosing the shape, fabric and legs of our sofas. Our fabulous ‘Style Your Parker Knoll’ tool is designed to help you explore all of the different configurations at your leisure and pick the perfect suite for you. Why not have a go and then share your designs with us?

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