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Interior designer explains how to create a calm home with simple lighting changes

Interior stylist Jacqui Naughton shares her top tips to help create a restful home that is perfect for the entire family to gather and spend time together - without breaking the bank

Lighting can totally transform your home

Life can be very stressful, especially with small kids at home, but there's some simple changes we can make to our home décor to bring in the zen!

Interior designer Jacqui Naughton says we should never underestimate the power of lighting.

"It can change the look of your space. One of my favourite tricks is to use lots of lamps around the home.

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"The correct mounted lighting pieces add an extra interest feature plus they bring warmth and ambience to your room. Mounted lighting is very on-trend at the moment and adds luxury to the room without breaking the bank."

She also believes that accessories, soft furnishing and accent pieces can instil further calm in the home - scroll through the gallery to see her top picks!

You can get more interior advice from Jacqui by following her on Instagram @old_school_house_1952

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