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10 Questions with Interior Stylist Maxine Brady who shares home decor tips, her home makeover ideas and insight into her career from

There is no point being cool about this but when the top selling interior title in the UK – Ideal Home Magazine – asked me to appear on their new look website as their featured interior stylist blogger, I had butterflies inside! The post is part of their 10 Questions with… interview series.

Ideal Home chat to their favourite interior stylist and/or blogger and asks them to share their trend predictions and styles. And this time – it was my choice. You can read the post HERE to find out what I spilled the beans on.

But if you don’t want to leave my blog (thank you!) I have popped a snippet here for you to enjoy.

Home Decor Tips From An Interior Stylist

When decorating a room, where should you spend your money and where should you NEVER cut corners?

Ooh – good question! It’s worth spending money on the fundamental basics of a room – like decent flooring, smooth plastered walls or lovely internal doors. We’ve all seen cheap laminate looking shoddy after a few years haven’t we? Good paint is also a worthy investment as with cheaper brands as you need more coats so you end up spending the same amount in some cases. In my own home, I paid a little more by upscaling the architectural touches – like nice skirting, ceiling roses and replacing white plastic light switches for nice black ones. You can always shop around for expensive brands on-line for the best prices to make your decorating budget stretch a bit further.

What’s your favourite room in your home and why?

God, I love every room in my home – mainly as I have just renovated it from top-to-bottom. My bathroom is extra special with the beautiful roll top bath (a long-term dream of mine) and my kitchen has become instagram famous with the patterned flooring. I’m still working on my living room and dining area – but I love having a project on the go.

Describe your style in three words:

Begged, borrowed and blue.

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