How to decorate a Living Room with Hygge

Advice, Colour, Curtains, Fabric, Furniture, Inspiration, lighting, Styling, Textiles

I wanted to cover the topic of Hygge this month so invited Hygge expert and Interior Designer Sherri Smith from Sherri Smith Interiors who lives on the sunny, Sunshine Coast in Queensland to cover this beautiful topic for us.  So go grab yourself a warm drink and a comfy spot on your lounge and let’s launch into what fabulous tips Sherri’s going to impart with us.


Hi There Everyone,

Have you heard of the new decorating style Hygge? It has hit the headlines in recent times

Pantone Colour of the Year and How to use it in the Interior Design of your Home

Colour, Inspiration, Interior Style, Interior trends, Shop this, Styling

Every year Pantone announces their colour of the year, a colour that they perceive is predicted to be trending in a big way through fashion and interiors that year.

The Pantone Colour of 2019 is

Trade Show Report 2017 featuring upcoming trends and colour schemes for interiors

Inspiration, Interior trends

On the weekend I attended the Iconic Trade Fair that was in Sydney, this trade show has a huge amount of Australia’s best suppliers that stock furniture, furnishings and decorator items for the home.

Today I thought I would reflect on what trends I noticed coming through as I scoured the stands and walked the many aisles of the Trade Fair.  This trade fair isn’t open to the general public

Go dottie!

Inspiration, Interior trends, Shop this

Who said interiors had to be serious?  Lately I’ve been into dots.  Coloured, polka dot, large dots, all dots.

I think adding some dot accents to your home can bring some fun, dots are fresh, bright and cheery!

We all know that dots have been around forever but I’ve noticed that fashion has   recently gone a tad dottie, see here:

Celebrities wearing polka dots

Celebrities wearing polka dots

So be inspired and add some dottie quirkiness to your interior today for an instant summer hit.


Shop dots

Below are some dots in action with the occasional quirky pattern thrown in for good measure.  I like to use dots in accents for the interiors I design, such as cushions, pictures etc… that way when you tire of them you can easily replace them with another plain or pattern print.

Contemporary Entry - Grace Home Design contemporary-entry
Lounge Bittersweet Rug contemporary-living-room
This Old House - Cambridge scandinavian-family-room
American Dream contemporary-bedroom
Playroom eclectic-living-room
Meriden modern-powder-room
Master Bedroom eclectic-bedroom
Sarah's House's Photos - Sarah's House: Season 3 | Facebook
Breakfast Nook with WallPops Zoe Dots kitchen
Multicolor Rainbow Felt Disc Pillow by DeDe eclectic-kids-bedding
Bedroom contemporary-bedroom
Contemporary Dining Room contemporary-dining-room
Drew McGukin Interiors - Chelsea Apartment contemporary-living-room
Big Round Pizza Box Office eclectic
DuChateau Floors - Terra Collection in Zimbabwe / Horwitz Residence by Minarc modern-living-room
Eclectic Living Room eclectic-living-room
Turquoise LA Interior Design - Venice contemporary-living-room
The Kitchen contemporary-kitchen
FAMILY ROOM beach-style-family-room
Eclectic Living Room with Pops of Color eclectic-living-room
Charmean Neithart Interiors for Teen Project modern-dining-room