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.

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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.

2 PER­SON­AL­IS­ING

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.

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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.

WORLDLY GOODS

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.

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