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Neale Whitaker reveals the simplest way to makeover your home

Decluttering is certainly a buzzword in the interiors area and has been for a while now.

Ever since Marie Kondo became a household name, decluttering has become a trendy word. However, in many circles, the simple art of decluttering has been a go-to solution for decades. 

Interiors expert Neale Whitaker is a long-time fan of a good declutter and also reveals some tips on how to display those items you decide to keep.

So, set aside a date to really clear the clutter in your home, and then put your best items on show with these expert tips!

Decluttering transforms spaces

Neale Whitaker admits that he is a fan of decluttering, saying that it’s one of the easiest ways you can overhaul your space.

By simply clearing some items that you really don’t need, you can completely transform the way your lounge, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom looks.

How to display your items

Once you have gone and decluttered your spaces, the questions remains: what are the best ways to display the items you’ve decided are worthy of hanging on to?

Neale agrees with Joanne Hurt, project manager at Broadfeather Design, that this can give a unique chance to reflect yourself in your home.

“Now we are taking a sense of pride in the things we own, but we need to know how to display things for maximum impact,” Neale says.

Joanne reveals there’s no hard and fast rules but some basic ideas are creating symmetry by using pairs of items. Or, using uneven numbers (three or five) can also give lovely balance.

Just remember it’s about creating a story in your space. Stand back and take your styling work in and keep adjusting until it looks right and you’re completely happy with it, Joanne and Neale suggest.

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