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David Wilson Homes has revealed its top tips on how Berkshire homeowners can get the show home look this season, and transform their home into a summer haven – despite the currently disappointing weather.

Plot 130, DWH, Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, David Wilson Homes Southern

A typical teenager’s bedroom in a David Wilson show home

Whilst we may have had plenty of rain so far this season and the sunny spells are few and far between, the developer wants to show people how they can bring the sunshine indoors with its useful hints on how to make your home brighter.

The five-star developer’s show homes are constantly at the forefront of the latest trends, and the housebuilder works closely with top interior designers to provide an inviting experience to their visitors.

Rob Allen, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “We all know that the purchase of a new home is probably the single biggest investment a person will make in their lifetime, which is why customers are expecting more and more from our show homes.

“These play a crucial part in the home buying process as they allow house hunters a first look at the quality and style of a David Wilson home and provide inspiration around how to put their mark on their new home.”

The top tips include:

  1. Live like royalty with ‘jewel colours’

 Jewel colours have become one of the greatest interior design trends for 2017 and can be used to create a glamorous and opulent look in any room. Bright and bold colours such as emerald green, sapphire blue or fuchsia are a great way to enhance a room and make it more colourful, as well as adding a touch of luxury.

These indulgent colours are a fantastic way to make a statement in every room in your home, whether it be used as the colour of the feature wall or in the soft furnishings and artwork.

  1. Make sure your rooms flow

 Use inflections of the same colour or furniture throughout your home to ensure each room flows into the next. Not only does this add a familiarity to each room and make it more uniform, it also allows you to bring out different features throughout the home, such as a feature wall or a hallway.

Rob said: “One of the biggest changes we found in new trends was that over the last few years people have changed the way that they live and now benefit from having an open plan layout throughout their home.

“A top tip of mine is to keep a theme colour or style that can be used throughout the house to ensure each room flows into the next.”

  1. Accessories are important – but don’t overdo it

Accessorising your home is extremely important and can often be an excellent way to personalise your new property and put your own stamp on it. Using accents of chrome throughout the house is an excellent way of keeping each room bright, as the light is reflected from these, and creating an edgy and stylish look in your home at the same time.

“The main thing to consider when buying your new accessories is to not to overdo it – many people get over excited by what’s available and this can often lead to rooms looking cluttered,” Rob added.

Stick to adding only two or three trinkets and photo frames to a coffee table or fireplace, as anything more than this can make a room look smaller.

Rob continued: “We always try to keep up with the latest design trends to suit each season and communicate our brand and style through this.

“These top tips are a great way for people who are currently in the process of moving, or existing homeowners, to achieve a stylish and seasonal look in their own home.”

David Wilson Homes Southern is currently offering a selection of quality homes, and has show homes for customers to visit, at developments across Berkshire, including Croft Gardens in Reading, Montague Park in Wokingham, Newbury Racecourse and The Chase @ Newbury Racecourse in Newbury.