A STYLIST CALLS
Super Stylist Jackie Brown swoops in and saves a dark living room with a few new products to lighten the mood.
Jackie Brown lightens up a dark and brown living room.
BELINDA FRANKLIN, FROM Wollongong on the New South Wales South Coast, needed help adding space and light to a living area that she described as “brown, dark and brown – did I mention is was brown?”. The cosy space is used by the family – Belinda and her husband, Mark, and son, Liam – to relax and watch television, and she was happy to change up most things in the room.
Belinda is thrilled with the changes our stylist, Jackie, made to her living area. “It’s perfect given the budget. It demonstrates that it doesn’t cost a lot to get a new look.” The whole family loves the makeover, but Belinda’s favourite addition is the television unit, and she looks forward to curling up with the new throw and cushions. “The room now is bright, airy and spacious,” says Belinda.
“Replacing the large artwork with two smaller pieces made the room appear bigger.”
Wood finishes plus a brown rug and entertainment unit made the space too dark.
GO FOR GOLD 2 x Muse Titian cushions in Grey/ Gold, $34.95 each, from Pillow Talk.
EXTRA COMFY 3 x Two Tone cushions, $15 each, from Target.
BIG IMPACT Shaggy rug in White, 1.33m x 1.8m, $49, from Kmart.
SOFT GLOW Marble tealight holder, $9, from Kmart.
SNUGGLE UP Chevron throw, $14, from Kmart.
CLASSIC LOOK Marble vase, $19, from Kmart.
Lighter and brighter
A sleeker television unit, a lighter rug and new wall art open up the space and brighten up the room.
A PAIR... Rebecca Judd Loves Home Republic “Northern Lights” print, $169.95, from Adairs.
...OF ARTWORKS Rebecca Judd Loves Home Republic “Meteor” print, $169.95, from Adairs.
TRENDY TRAYS Hexagon metal trays, $9 for set of 3, from Kmart.
LOWLINE PIECE Stockholm TV bench in Walnut Veneer, $499, from Ikea.
Flower power Fresh native flowers add colour and life.