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Top tips to make a small room look bigger

Top tips to make a small room look bigger

Friday, April 27, 2018

Top tips to make a small room look bigger A small space can often feel a little daunting to decorate, especially if this space is a living room or somewhere where you will be spending a lot of time. However, a small space doesn’t have to equate to a... Read More

Interior Design Project Stages and Costs

Interior Design Project Stages and Costs

Friday, March 30, 2018

Interior Design Project Stages and Costs If you are self-employed or own a business, especially in the design sector, it can be difficult to establish your prices. However, failure to do so might prove detrimental to your business. As we have suggested... Read More

Interior Design –tips on charging

Interior Design –tips on charging

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Interior Design –tips on charging Charging clients is a challenging aspect of running your own business. It can be difficult to know what to charge and to remain firm with tricky customers. Our experience has suggested that the three main reasons... Read More

The Importance of Lighting in Interior Design

The Importance of Lighting in Interior Design

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Importance of Lighting in Interior Design Lighting is one of the most important aspects in interior design, yet it is often overlooked. Lighting can transform your room and so it is important to give careful consideration to the style and the... Read More

Introduction to using Colour in Interior Design – Part 2

Introduction to using Colour in Interior Design – Part 2

Monday, January 8, 2018

Introduction to using Colour in Interior Design – Part 2 This article will consider the different ways in which, through use and combinations of colour, you can create a room that meets your needs. Complimentary colour schemes A complimentary... Read More

Introduction to using Colour in Interior Design – Part 1

Introduction to using Colour in Interior Design – Part 1

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Introduction to using Colour in Interior Design – Part 1 Colour is a very important aspect of interior design. It is the quickest way to completely change the look of a room and can influence the mood it gives off. Whether you are experienced in... Read More

The use of materials in interior design

The use of materials in interior design

Monday, October 30, 2017

The use of materials in interior design When it comes to managing any kind of interior design job, it’s important that you put in the effort to fully get the right materials. The right materials, after all, can be the difference between a great... Read More

What to expect from an interior designer career

What to expect from an interior designer career

Monday, September 18, 2017

What to expect from an interior designer career When starting out in a new career as an interior designer, it can be difficult to know what to expect. With interior design, there are a few stereotypes of what the job entails, such as needing a creative... Read More

What makes a good interior designer?

What makes a good interior designer?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What makes a good interior designer? This article walks you through what skills and qualities make a good interior designer. We will reveal the best qualities that budding interior designers will desire to have before they start kick start their career.... Read More

7 Key Stages for Best Practice Interior Design Projects

7 Key Stages for Best Practice Interior Design Projects

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

7 Key Stages for Best Practice Interior Design Projects Our article guides you through our key stages for best practice as an interior designer, helping you make the most out of your skills! 1)      Meet – meeting with the... Read More

5 Eye catching mirrors on trend right now

5 Eye catching mirrors on trend right now

Monday, June 19, 2017

How do you see yourself? 5 Eye catching mirrors on trend right now I love mirrors always have, they have always been on trend, but never so much as now, with lots of lovely and unique finishes being used, different shapes being constructed and light being... Read More

Room by room interior design: THE SITTING ROOM

Room by room interior design: THE SITTING ROOM

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Room by room interior design: the Sitting Room The Sitting Room, or parlour as it was known, was in the past used for special occasions only and it would be the dining room where families would gather. These days, it is seen as the most important room in... Read More

Room by room interior design: THE KITCHEN

Room by room interior design: THE KITCHEN

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Room by room interior design: the kitchen The kitchen is the heart of the home, whether it gets used predominantly by your family, or whether you’re a social butterfly who’s regularly entertaining friends. Even if you don’t cook every... Read More

Room-by-room interior design: BATHROOMS

Room-by-room interior design: BATHROOMS

Monday, March 6, 2017

Room by room interior design: the bathroom Bathrooms in the UK often fall victim to poor design because of their small size and their functionality which requires a lot of essential storage. However, there’s no need for a bathroom to look anything... Read More

Room-by-room interior design: THE BEDROOM

Room-by-room interior design: THE BEDROOM

Monday, January 23, 2017

Room-by-room interior design: the bedroom How you design the bedrooms in your home will, of course, depend somewhat on who they’re for but there are some things all bedrooms will have in common. Things to consider when designing bedrooms: Bed... Read More

Interior Design - What is Modern Design ?

Interior Design - What is Modern Design ?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

What is Modern Style? First of all, modern style is not contemporary style, although the two terms often get used interchangeably. Contemporary style is in reference to interiors that follow trends being championed by retailers at the moment. Modern... Read More

Decorating your home for Christmas

Decorating your home for Christmas

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Decorating your home at Christmas Decorating your home at Christmas is an opportunity to let your creative juices flow; it... Read More

New Design Projects

New Design Projects

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

We have completed a number of projects recently that are now available to see within our portfolio. A Cornwall Holiday home required a contemporary, soft industrial style with just a hint of glamour and yet practical requirements for storage space were... Read More

Interior Design - What is Industrial Style?

Interior Design - What is Industrial Style?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

  What is Industrial Style? Industrial style is a no-fuss, no-nonsense style that takes its influence from factories, warehouses and other industrial buildings. Think stripped-back architecture with lots of bare brick, wood and metal, utilitarian... Read More

Interior Design - What is Transitional Style

Interior Design - What is Transitional Style

Monday, September 26, 2016

What is Transitional Style? Transitional style could be seen as a ‘best of both worlds’ when it comes to decorating your home. Often referred to as ‘classic with a contemporary twist’ or ‘updated classic’, it melds... Read More

Take your Interior Design skills to the next level

Take your Interior Design skills to the next level

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sara Corker's online course for students of Interior Design provides the practical knowledge and skills needed to enter the interior design profession. The course is broken into chapters with a combination of theory and practical projects to put learning... Read More

How to work with an Interior Designer

How to work with an Interior Designer

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How to work with an interior designer When it comes to managing the interior change of a property, learning how to work with an interior designer can be a life-saver! However, rather than try and find compromise, many people will bring a designer in and... Read More

The Benefits of Work Placements in Interior Design

The Benefits of Work Placements in Interior Design

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Benefits of Work Placements in Interior Design For many people, getting involved in the world of interior design is a challenging act. With so much competition out there and not enough demand in many regions, it can be tough to find an employment... Read More

The BIID Annual Conference

The BIID Annual Conference

Friday, June 3, 2016

The 5th British Institute Interior Design (BIID) Annual conference, Interior Identities, will be held on Thursday, 16 June 2016 at the Royal Geographical Society in London. This year's theme will explore cultural, social and individual identity in interior... Read More

How to become an interior Designer

How to become an interior Designer

Friday, May 20, 2016

How to become an interior designer At Sara Corker Designs, we regularly get asked how people should go about becoming an interior designer, what the job involves and how much it actually pays, so we’ve put together this guide so you can see... Read More