STYLE UP YOUR LAMPS

Take these great ideas for beau­ti­ful and clas­sic vi­gnettes back to your place.

Homes+ (Australia) - - READERS’ TRENDS -

LOUISE HAS A REAL KNACK for cre­at­ing lovely vi­gnettes us­ing clas­sic lamps and ac­ces­sories. “I love white and glass lamp bases in time­less shapes with beau­ti­ful linen shades. They are re­ally ver­sa­tile and will suit any room.” She of­ten teams them with large or­chids, flow­ers or maid­en­hair ferns in clear glass and clas­sic blue and white ce­ramic vases. Louise has a Hamp­tons-style home but you can ap­ply these tips to most looks.

TOP 5 STYLING TIPS

1 Work within the colour pal­ette of your room. Start with your lamp/s, adding other ac­ces­sories such as plants, pho­tos, me­men­tos or books.

2 Ar­range ac­ces­sories us­ing the two (pairs) or three (trios) rule so the scene looks bal­anced. Here, Louise uses two lamps to cre­ate sym­me­try and to add pops of colour in an oth­er­wise neu­tral set­ting.

3 Louise mixes tex­tures, shapes and height to cre­ate in­ter­est. Big lamp, smaller vase, flow­ers etc…

4 Leave some un­used space on shelves to avoid clut­ter.

5 Step back, check how it looks and tweak un­til you’re happy.

Bal­anc­ing act A care­fully cre­ated vi­gnette in Louise’s en­try hall com­bines shape, height and a lit­tle colour.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.