MAKE A STATEMENT
Quirky and bold is the mantra of Lizzie’s decorating style. We guide you through how to make this look your own.
1 SHOWSTOPPING ARTWORKS
Vibrant artwork makes a bold statement and adds instant warmth and character to your rooms. Invest in art you love and also look for inexpensive prints, posters or wall-hangings to add to the mix. When hanging, place art where it will have maximum impact. Try it above mantelpieces, bedheads and sofas, so it becomes the focal point for the space. Be adventurous – art can work well in unexpected places (like bathrooms), too.
Decorate with the things you and your family love. Quirky prints, memorabilia, kids’ drawings, books, treasured collections and found objects inject personality and whimsy into a home. Show off your favourite colours in fabrics and accessories. Hang framed photos and maps from your travels, display mementoes and family heirlooms. Mix new finds with old favourites, and group by colour, subject or theme.
3 BOLD HOMEWARES
An easy way to up the drama and impact of any room is with bright, bold fabrics and accessories. Pump up the volume with hot shades on cushions, artworks, vases, linen and small items of furniture. One of the keys to making this combination of colour, pattern and texture work is to keep the rest of the space – like walls, floors and major pieces of furniture – neutral. That way, you can easily change up the look by simply swapping out some of the accessories.
PASTEL PALETTE Foto Factory Paper Empire “Indigo Forest” print, 29.7cm x 42cm, $39.95, from Life Interiors.
Sleeping beauty Bed linen picks up the colours of the artwork above the bedhead.
FOREST MAGIC Elk wall art (18cm x 80cm), $59, from Fantastic Furniture.
CLOSE UP Cocky head A4 art print, $20, from Studio Cockatoo.
BRIGHT LIGHT Joxtorp pendant lamp shade in Orange, $3.99, from Ikea. CUSHY LIFE Vibrant parrot cushion, $34.95, from The Home.
CHEEKY CHAPPIE Morgan & Finch ceramic cockatoo decoration, $29.95, from Bed Bath N’ Table.
SITTING PRETTY Micheal Thonet “Vienna 18” bentwood chair in Pink, $189, from Huset.
Suck UK cross-stitch framed map, 59.2cm x 44cm, $65, from Until.
LIVING DEAD Outliving skull pot $49.95, from Mr & Mrs Jones.
All sorts Don’t feel limited to one feature piece. Splash out!
FACE IT Animal wall shelf, $12, from Kmart.