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We asked AI how we could make our home more stylish…here’s what it said

There's no tried-and-tested blueprint to creating a stylish home. But we decided to plunder AI's knowledge bank for its top 10 style upgrades. Read on for a style reboot from the chatbots.

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Whether you prefer cool and contemporary or vintage chic, there are no hard and fast rules as to what makes a stylish home.

Anything goes. Choose colours, fabrics and furnishings you love and create an inviting bolthole you’ll want to live in for a long, long time.

Be bold and experimental and let your personality shine through.

We couldn’t resist asking AI what it thought made a home more stylish.

After all, there’s no harm in getting a few style pointers – even if it is from a chat bot.

We put AI to the test. Here we reveal its 10 top tips to making your home more stylish:

1. Define your style

Whether you aspire to a minimalist, pared-back look or an eclectic, boho mood, start by defining your style says AI.

Looking for inspiration in magazines, online and home décor shops is a good place to start.

This way you can nail the design elements and style aesthetics that appeal to you and create a home that suits your interior tastebuds.

Let’s get you started with some stunning interior design ideas.

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2. Pick a colour

AI says the next step is to consider your colour palette.

Bright, subtle or heritage, choose colours that reflect your style and take the same, unified palette throughout your home for a harmonious mood.

If you’re afraid of bold hues, AI suggests using a neutral base and adding pops of colour with accessories or accent walls. These can always be swapped out if you fancy a refresh.

With so many colours at your fingertips, it can be a daunting task to pick the perfect palette.

Help is at hand though if you’re still feeling bewildered by the colour choices.

Stock up on paint swatches and tester pots and look at your favourite colours in different lights and areas of the home.

Many paint brands now suggest colour groups or stories to help you pick out an edit of harmonious hues.

And don’t forget to head to our blog for masses of ideas on how to choose the perfect paint colour.

how to pick a colour palette

3. Clear the decks

Even if you’re not a Marie Kondo superfan, decluttering and organising your interior is a key consideration, says artificial intelligence.

Keeping your home neat and tidy will help create a stylish and serene environment and provide a good blank canvas for your decor ideas

Get rid of unnecessary bits and pieces lying around and find storage solutions that are functional and stylish.

Decorative baskets, shelves and storage solutions work all over the house in every room and will help maintain a clear and organised space.

Be inspired by our guides on home office storage ideas, bathroom storage ideas and bedroom storage ideas.

declutter your home to add more style

4. Shine a light

Most of us now appreciate the importance of great lighting around the home. AI insists it plays a crucial role in making your home more stylish.

Lighting not only sets the mood of your interior and highlights key design elements in your home – it will also add a decorative element.

To maximise the impact of your lighting scheme, it’s wise to incorporate layered lighting with a mix of task, ambient, accent and general lighting.

Mix up ceiling lights, floor lamps, table lamps and wall sconces to create sophisticated layers of light. These can be adjusted to suit different moods, different areas of the home and different tasks.

For a really professional lighting scheme, you might want to consider hiring the expertise of a lighting designer. Head to our lighting design cost guide to find out more.

create a lighting design scheme to add more style

5. Invest in statement pieces

Whether it’s a bold, mustard velvet armchair, a luxurious sofa or a vintage Turkish rug, a sprinkling of statement pieces is a guaranteed route to adding more style to your home say the chatbots.

Focal point seating, art or bold furnishings are eye-catching and memorable – and can lift a neutral décor within seconds.

It’s one of the easiest ways to display your personality through your home. Don’t hold back – your home deserves it.

accent seating ideas by AI

6. Mix pattern and texture

With your colour palette and lighting scheme sorted, a really fun way to bump up the style agenda of your home is by mixing up pattern and texture.

And AI couldn’t agree more.

Mix and match fabrics for an individual look – and don’t be afraid to do your own thing.

We love layering linen, velvet, cotton and faux fur cushions, curtains and bedding for a cosy, considered vibe that will work for every season.

Pattern clashing is another AI suggestion to creating a bespoke, upmarket look.

Combine stripes, florals and geometric prints but make sure you use the same colour palette, so the look is co-ordinated and harmonious rather than tacky and garish.

Why not breathe new life into a favourite piece of furniture by getting it reupholstered in a gorgeous fabric? Take a look at our furniture reupholstery cost guide for more information.

AI suggests pattern mixing

7. Look at your four walls

Hanging artwork and wall décor is a great tip for upping the style tempo at home according to artificial intelligence.

Even a single painting, artwork or canvas can add so much personality to your walls. Art is also a great conversation starter and will definitely add a touch of sophistication to your home. It might also prove to be a good investment.

Consider creating a gallery wall to create a focal point in a living space – or along a staircase wall as a point of interest to connect the upstairs and down.

Feature wall ideas can be created through wallpaper, panelling and colour blocking too. Check out our feature wall ideas for inspiration.

a gallery wall for a stylish home according to AI

8. Going green

Introducing house plants and greenery is one of the simplest ways to add more style to your home. It’ll inject so much natural freshness to your abode says AI.

We completely agree with the technology as we love an indoor jungle. To keep it flourishing, it’s important to choose plants that thrive in your home’s lighting conditions.

Incorporate foliage in various shapes and sizes and build up a mix of hanging pots, large standing planters and trailing greenery. More is definitely more when it comes to creating your own indoor garden.

Find more tips in our helpful indoor garden guide.

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9. Pay attention to details

Small details count, insist the chatbots.

So don’t neglect the smaller details of your home such as hardware finishes, sockets, door knobs and taps. Choose quality materials and stylish designs that align with your aesthetic.

Chrome, nickel and stainless steel finishes are a classic choice that will never date. But for an elevated look, you could try warmer metals such as brushed gold, bronze and brass.

10. Don’t be afraid to experiment

Above all else says AI, don’t be afraid to experiment.

The best way to find your own style is to try different things and see what you like.

There’s no right or wrong way to decorate your home. Have fun and create joyful, inviting spaces that reflect your personality.

Trust your instincts and create a home where you’ll love to work, rest and play.

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