Muted tones help with Manhattan style DIY

Muted tones help with Manhattan style DIYIndividuals attempting to create a Manhattan style look when carrying out their DIY projects have been told to consider large windows and muted tones.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, interior designer Nina Campbell remarks that open-plan spaces are reminiscent of a Manhattan style and homeowners should always be focused on ensuring their finished product is contemporary.

Alongside big windows ensuring that a vast amount of natural light enters a room and gives the sense of more space, Miss Campbell is also keen on the use of textured fabrics, which double up to support energy efficiency.

She explained in the publication: "To add an element of cosiness into what otherwise might be a fairly minimalist space, cover the walls with fabric. As well as looking luxurious, it is an excellent insulator of heat and sound.

"A round dining table is more useful than a rectangular table as it can double up as an occasional or side table."

Among the other features of a typical Manhattan design are that a unique statement is made that looks innovative.

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