If you’re looking to add some extra living space to your home then you may be interested in finding the best loft conversions Nottingham has to offer. After your new space is built, the real fun starts – how to design your new space. There are a few hot trends to consider right now, and this guide from the Independent is sure to set you on the right course.

Fitted carpet has been on the decline over the past decade, with many homeowners choosing the duo of wood flooring and soft rugs as the go-to option. However, that’s all about the change as more of us this year will be opting for full fitted carpet in our homes. Choosing the correct carpet, tone and pattern can completely bring an interior design scheme together and more than anything, we’re starting to remember the comfort that a fitted carpet adds to a space.

Tartan is a strong staple pattern and is also great to incorporate into your home design to make a space feel warm cosy and inviting. Of course, it doesn’t need to be a bright red check, but if you aren’t brave enough to go for a full on tartan carpet, then why not think about using it in your furniture – a statement check armchair or curtains are great accents in a room scheme

To make your home feel really cosy in winter, make sure your coffee table works as the focal point for your lounge area. Put effort into styling it up with some strategically placed coffee table books, scented candles and small detailed ornaments and trinkets.

If you want to really set the atmosphere in a room then the most important part is lighting. In the evening, you want your main overhead light to set the tone, so add in low lit lighting from table and floor lamps and position at various heights around the room. When it comes to installing lights make sure you also get a dimmer light fitted too so you can then control the mood you want to create.