Decor Inspiration: 12 Decorating Ideas for Simple and Calm

May 05, 2017

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

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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