I often have clients ask me how they can make their small spaces feel larger. So I thought today I’d share a few easy changes you can make to any room to make it feel larger then it actually is. Sometimes it’s all about
The right piece of art can really increase the visual interest of any space. Have you ever walked into a room and been captured by a unique piece of art that took your breath away? I love rooms like that, people love rooms like that we all want to have rooms like that. Let’s talk through how you, can get a room
Radiant Orchid has been named Pantone’s Colour of 2014. I think this is a fabulous, vibrant, fun yet captivating colour that can definitely be introduced to our interiors. Lets explore some ways to do this.
- Use Radiant Orchid for upholstery on your accent chairs and for scatter cushions.
- Yellow or Gold compliments Radiant Orchid but don’t over do it. Less is more.
- Radiant Orchid walls in the right room could work a treat.
- Not wanting to change your whole interior? Buy some radiant orchid toned flowers to bring your room up to date.
- Play with the varying tones of Radiant Orchid, along with the shades and tints surrounding it using them for for a variety of elements in your room. This will add depth and interest.
- Pair Radiant Orchid with white if you are wanting a subtler look, grey/brown for drama and yellow for a bold effect.
- Finally add some quirk to your room (i.e. an animal coffee table perhaps?) to make it more eye catching and memory making.
I’d love to hear how you use Radiant Orchid, feel free to comment below.
Below are some more ideas of ways to use Radiant Orchid in your home:
Now there are bookshelves and then there are bookshelves. As long as I can remember I have always loved a well styled bookshelf, one that tells me something about the owner, one that tells a story and captures the imagination…. over the top? Maybe but hey, I say it’s time to make our boring book filled bookshelves beautiful.
6 Easy steps on how to style your bookshelf
- Take everything out of the bookshelf and begin with a clean canvas.
- Start putting your books into your shelf – books can be placed on the shelf both vertically and horizontally.
- Next…. add family photos, framed small pieces of art to your shelves.
- Place other meaningful decorative objects such as an interesting sculpture, a trinket that you received as a gift from your children or mother… basically anything that adds texture and interest to the bookshelf.
- Don’t be afraid of empty spaces. Let the shelf breath and don’t overcrowd it.
- Lastly don’t make your styling too showroom perfect, you want your guests to feel relaxed in your lounge room not uptight – have some fun with it!
I hope you feel inspired to update the look of your bookshelf, I’d love to read your comments below about any tips and tricks that you use.