The SheilingCoastal Dining Room, Edinburgh
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Let the natural light flowMost of us aren’t lucky enough to have a view like this one – or even have huge picture windows – but we can still get light flowing through our homes. Natural light lifts your spirits and awakens your senses, and rivals any expensive decorative features. Think about your window coverings – could they be simplified or pared-down? Does the window glass need a good clean? And would you benefit from replacing your windows with larger ones, so you can maximise your light potential, especially in north-facing rooms?TELL US… Have you managed to live with less? Share your tips and photos in the Comments below.
A neutral backdrop The interior of The Sheiling, a stone cottage perched between the Crinan Canal and the sea in Ardrishaig, Argyll, had a pretty good design head start – spectacular views across Loch Gilp to the Isle of Arran. The architect behind the project opened up the original Victorian villa with vast glass panels to frame the stunning scenery outside. The pale wood floor and neutral walls create a seamless, pale backdrop that lets nature take centre stage. A flash of strong red, in the chairs, provides a striking contrast to the blues outside.Tour more of this house