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Modern interior design rules

Gray is the new beige.

Gray is the new beige.

Although trends may come and go, certain interior design rules never go out of style. If you're looking for ways to give your home a makeover, take a look at some helpful tips from British interior designer Sophie Robinson, who stars in the BBC2's "The Great Interior Designer Challenge."

  • Bye, bye beige: It's time to kiss drab beige decor goodbye in favor of new neutrals. Today, interior designers are trading beige and off-white motifs for grays or light purples. Just be sure to add plenty of warmth to your gray palette. No one wants their home to look like a rainy day! For a variety of gray window fashions, be sure to browse our website.
  • It comes down to the very last detail: "'The details are not the details. They make the design,' said famous designer Charles Eames, and I think he was onto something," Robinson tells Mirror.com. "Things we come into contact every day like light switches, door handles, drawer knobs, and taps, if they're nicely designed, feel so much better. So this weekend, oil that squeaky door handle and update all your kitchen knobs!"
  • March to the beat of your own drum: Although trends can make sure your home stays modern, sometimes it's best to follow your own style. Make your space one-of-a-kind by adding your favorite colors, family heirlooms and prized possessions to the mix.

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