REVAMP YOUR HOME
Winter is upon us – a time when the trees have lost their profusion of colourful leaves and the landscape and weather is a little grey and dull.
What better time to revamp your home with these quick fixes?
As with any project, planning is always important, so before embarking on a shopping trip cast an objective eye around your room and work out what will enhance the space. How would you like the room to feel? What mood do you want to set? What are your lifestyle considerations? A floor rug is a great place to start. Think texture and tone, something that feels great under foot.
I love some of the fabulous natural fibre rugs which provide great looks, style and colour longevity.
When shopping have a sketch of your room incorporating measurements and furniture placement, then select a rug size that will secure the area by extending beneath the major furniture pieces. Also, always insist on viewing the rug on the showroom floor before buying.
Cushions and throws are a quick and relatively inexpensive way to add pops of seasonal colour and texture – think rich jewel tones in sumptuous velvets and gorgeous faux fur in neutrals – and don’t forget classic winter white.
Adding some greenery can bring instant life to a room and make spring feel just that little bit closer.
While I prefer to use real plants, if you do not possess a green thumb and indoor heating is working against you, there are very impressive artificial plants. Place these in a handcrafted basket and put away your watering can! Enhance your space with ambient and practical lighting, introduce a floor lamp to highlight a furniture piece or to read by in your favourite chair. A sculptural element in the form of a suspended pendant can add interest and beauty in a functional way. A table lamp will bring warmth to a dark corner and flickering candle light is always welcoming in any space.