Refreshing home decor for the New Year with Siobhan McFadden

Words By Alice Florence Orr

Seven Minute Read

Siobhan bought her Victorian terrace home in Edinburgh five years ago

Before the new year, we spoke to colour consultant Siobhan McFadden about renovating her Edinburgh home, her design must-haves and simple ways to refresh your home decor. From investing in smart storage solutions to re-planting the garden, it’s important to get on top of your home resolutions while there’s still time to plan.

Siobhan styles her Victorian home with contemporary country details, focusing on natural materials like linen and wood for a rustic feel. We’ve broken Siobhan’s wisdom down into some easy tips to brighten your space — whatever your budget. Plus, we’ve got some wellness tips for you to kickstart your year right.

Keep things tidy with minimalist kitchen decor
Siobhan favours a mix of old and new pieces

01.

Post-Christmas is the perfect time to get the DIY bug again. Try painting cabinets and tables to give new life to your current pieces. You can never go wrong with a neutral palette — it will tie your decor together and will ensure your interiors never go out of style.

The Teidi Shelving Unit 3-tier in Blueberry Pie by Noo.ma
Mood lighting can transform a space

02.

Post-Christmas is the perfect time to get the DIY bug again. Try painting cabinets and tables to give new life to your current pieces. You can never go wrong with a neutral palette — it will tie your decor together and will ensure your interiors never go out of style.

03.

Use ambient lighting to brighten your spaces during the darker months. Use warm bulbs and a mix of ceiling and desk lights.

Shades of green will enliven any space
The Piazza Nolle Console 3-tier with Wheels in Beige by Noo.ma

04.

Make your home feel fresh again after the winter months. Instead of feeling enveloped in warmth, go for a bright and airy mood with colours like sage and mustard. Keep on top of maintenance to make your home feel new.

05.

As soon as the days start to feel longer, turn your attention to the garden. Thinking about what to plant and where, and considering when they will be in bloom will ensure you have foliage all year long.

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06.

Incorporate exercise into your daily routine, from a walk outside to dancing in your kitchen. With three small children, says Siobhan, it’s difficult to carve out time for self-care & wellness. Every small effort counts.

07.

Stay away from too many design trends (unless you’re willing to keep changing your style). Focus on choosing quality pieces based on colours, textures and the feelings that are evoked when you imagine it in your home.

We love that Siobhan chooses meaningful design for her home. Here at Bombinate, we believe that every piece tells a story. From armchairs to pillowcases, choose local craftsmanship and continue the narrative, straight from the workshop to your home.

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