Geo­met­ric monochromes and a punchy but re­strained pal­ette make for a sim­ple yet play­ful room with plenty of wow fac­tor and styled dis­plays.

Homes+ (Australia) - - STYLE & DECORATE -

Car­mack oc­ca­sional chair, $249.95, from Zanui. Faux fur cush­ion, $69, from Mint In­te­rior De­sign. Stock­holm pouffe, $499, from Ikea. ON FLOOR Adum rug, $149, from Ikea. At­tica cush­ion, $39.95, from Linen House. ON BED Larsen queen quilt cover set, $179.95, and Deco “Pil­lar”

cush­ion in Black, $34.95, from Linen House. Silk cush­ion cover in Night­shade, $49, from West Elm. ON WALL Moss­landa pic­ture ledge in White, $7.99, from Ikea. ON SHELVES FROM LEFT Varvind vases, $4.99 for set of 2, from Ikea. The Great Gatsby book (Pen­guin Books), $8.45, from An­gus & Robert­son. Tom Pi­geon Per­pet­ual cal­en­dar, $48, from Hello Polly. Por­to­bello vase, $29.95, from Free­dom. Art pot­tery vase, $29, and fig­u­ra­tive an­i­mal planter, $29.95, from West Elm. Tren­sum

mir­ror, $5.99, and Ra­narp wall/clamp spot­light, $29.99, from Ikea. Anais Cud­dle mug in Grey Spot, $7.95, from Free­dom. “Love You” A4

print, $24.95 for A4, from Olive et Oriel in Ribba frame, $9.99, from Ikea.

Choose three or four key colours that con­trast well and work to best ef­fect against black and white.

Use a ready-made pic­ture ledge as a shelf and paint it into a rec­tan­gle to high­light what’s on it.

When it comes to cowhide, a lit­tle goes a long way. Black and white pat­terned hide adds fun to a room.

Con­tinue a geo­met­ric theme through­out your space with a round rug.

A shapely spot of colour can cre­ate a fea­ture out of plain and sim­ple, DIY wall-mounted shelves.

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