The notepad: Maira Chinoy Salman

Published: April 2, 2017

Talented interior designer, Maira Chinoy Salman, jots down the six essentials you need to revamp your favourite space!

Flowers and greenery

Flowers and plants give your home a natural and organic touch. Here you can see that even a little touch of red flowers enhanced this beautiful space.


A beautiful mirror can bring a whole room together. Not only does it make your space feel larger, it also reflects the beauty of how you’ve decorated it!


It is important to give your room the height that it has. Hang your paintings and mirrors all the way up the ceiling, place your windows and doors higher and keep floor-to-ceiling shelves. Rooms with height give a feeling of grandeur and openness.

Decorations and artwork

These objects are representative of you! So choose a piece that speaks to you, whether it reminds you of a place you’ve been to, a hobby you have, or just something that makes you feel happy. Often, one or two pieces with character make the biggest impact.

Pop of colour

Whether it’s through artwork, cushions, or an accent chair, a pop of colour brings life to the room.


The right lighting can set the right mood. A couple of lamps, along with dimmers on ceiling lights, allow you to play with the amount of lighting you need.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 2, 2017 - 1:21PM

    Hmmm that house looks big and spacious but difficult to maintain with kids at home . Recommend

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