Sometimes it can feel like there’s a trade-up between the style you want and the practical implications of that style in your home. The “all white” look has to be near the top of the not-until-the-kids-leave-home interior looks list, but is it really that unattainable? Here are a few great bits of advice from our team of interior experts on the simple (but tough!) subject of creating practical living spaces that also ooze personality. Blend Budget Options with Designer Treats This can be a great way to make sure those luxury bath towels don’t end up being trodden into oblivion. We’re just using bath towels as an example, but you can apply the same lesson to everything from bedding to drinks glasses. If you live in one of those chaotic but delightfully full of life homes where little feet and hands are constantly grabbing, dropping, dripping and stomping everything in sight, why not opt for the cheaper version? We carry a superb range of discount towels, so why not buy towels that you’re not going to cringe over every time they’re used as a cape for the family dog? That said, we all need our little treats, which is where our luxury bath robes and designer bedding comes in! Let the Whole Family Have a Little Input You never know what bright ideas the kids, grandkids or even the occasional husband can come up with! Stamping personality on your home is all about making practical style decisions that suit your brood down to the last little footprint. Photographs, custom murals and themed rooms are great ways to add personality to any room.Basic Doesn’t Need to Be Bland We’ve got lots of great luxury textures and tones that can help bring a simple design idea to life. Always had your heart set on a white living room? Employing rich textures and washable surfaces can help create a room that ticks all of your style boxes without making life into one never-ending trip to and from the dry cleaners! Machine washable fabrics have come on a lot in the last decade, and are no longer counted as eternal budget options. Feel free to pop into one of our stores or get in touch by email to find out which of our items can be safely thrown into the washing machine once the face paints and crafts have been put away! Look for Form AND Function Perhaps it sounds a little unlikely – something that fits both the pleasing style you want and practical consideration you need – but there’s a lot out there designed with real life use in mind. We like to tick as many boxes as possible, which is why we carry a lot of items that are suited to life in a busy home. Great accessories like towelling bath mats and items from the designer kids collections are perfect in this respect. Have you got any of your own tips on how to create a classically styled home with bags of personality? Let us know in an email and we could add your tip to our blog!