Decor Inspiration: 12 Decorating Ideas for Simple and Calm

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey (found on Hello Lovely)
Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

Mark and Sally Bailey are experts at

creating calm interior design, and their book

Simple Home (Ryland Peters & Small, 2017)

brilliantly guides and empowers us to create

attractive clutter-free simple spaces that soothe.

Their style has been evolving over the past few decades

in their Herefordshire home and business, and their

expertise in architecture, interiors, and product design

has led to partnerships with Ralph Lauren,

Paul Smith, Donna Karan, and Liberty among others.

What is the simple home?

Calm and uncluttered

Its objects are: carefully chosen,

well-made, and well-designed

Sustainable and stylish

Nature inspired color scheme

Reclaimed and re-purposed materials

Ethically sourced

Cozy textiles

Warm woods

Natural cleaning methods

Cleaning products without chemicals

I love their book, and it has inspired

me to come up with 12 decorating ideas

anyone can put into practice.

Design and Authors: Mark & Sally Bailey

Photography: Debi Treloar

Images: Architectural Digest

Source: Simple Home: Calm spaces for comfortable living


Simple Home: Calm spaces for comfortable living

1.
Start collecting humble pieces of stoneware and pottery
in natural, neutral, tones which can be displayed together.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Decor Inspiration: Calm Interiors

2.
Don’t be afraid to mix white and ivory/creamy tones.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Simple Home: Calm spaces for comfortable living

3.
Geometric compositions can be both
interesting and calm.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Decor Inspiration: Calm Interiors – Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

4.
Bring a rocking chair into the kitchen
or dining area to encourage a calming break.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

5.
If a bouquet of fresh flowers eludes you,
plop a few wildflowers or branches into simple bottles.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Decor Inspiration: Calm Interiors – Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

6.
If you are lucky enough to have wallpaper you hate (ha!)
consider removing it partially to reveal a textural
and geographical peely pattern of lovely.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

7.
Clear the clutter from your work area for better focus.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Decor Inspiration: Calm Interiors – Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

8.
Empty a room entirely and return objects one
at a time until it feels sufficiently functional and calm.
(Subtraction is powerful and sometimes eliminates
the need for shopping for more!)

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

9.
In small spaces, benches can be the
smart choice for seating and less visual
clutter.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Decor Inspiration: Calm Interiors – Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

10.
Quiet colors can still be dramatic
when varying textures are mixed. 

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

11.
Linen, jute, wood, and stone will always
harmonize simply and calmly.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Simple Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

12.
It’s possible to create an airy feel even when
ceiling heights are not soaring…living low
can be beautiful.

Beautiful minimal simple interior design in room by Mark and Sally Bailey
Decor Inspiration: Calm Interiors – Simple Home: Calm spaces for comfortable living

I hope these tips and inspiring images
were helpful to your own decor plans…
I am grateful to Ryland Peters for
sending this book over for review since just
turning the pages provides an experience
of much needed tranquil calm!

Peace to you right where you are. 

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