FIONA’S STYLE-A-SOFA WORK­SHOP

Homes+ (Australia) - - STYLE & DECORATE -

The rus­tic gypsy look is re­ally

on-trend at the mo­ment. Think skull prints, boho shells, chunky tim­ber, heav­ily tex­tured fab­rics, cacti and a mix­ture of browns with black and white. It’s an eclec­tic look that also in­cor­po­rates a Na­tive Amer­i­can vibe.

I wanted to style a room and sofa that would feel cosy and re­ally in­ter­est­ing with lots of lay­ers. Us­ing dif­fer­ent types of tex­tures is one of my best tips for home stylists. Rooms with tex­ture have so much more depth in­stead of look­ing one-di­men­sional. Here I’ve mixed fur, vel­vet, tas­sels, metallics and linens.

I be­gan with a chunky knit

throw then added cushions. I chose lighter-coloured ac­ces­sories to con­trast with the dark sofa.

Styling with mostly neu­tral

colours in var­i­ous heavy tex­tures cre­ates a cosy, stream­lined look.

The three cushions work to­gether be­cause they all have a sim­i­lar beige tone in them. How­ever, the pop of gold on the back cush­ion, and the colour in the front cush­ion, brings more in­ter­est to the mix. The peach cush­ion on the far left picks out the stripe on the rec­tan­gu­lar cush­ion.

Us­ing a rec­tan­gu­lar cush­ion

in front of two square cushions gives the nook dif­fer­ent height lev­els which cre­ates a nice bal­ance to the sofa.

The trick to styling a throw

that looks ef­fort­lessly draped is to pinch the throw to­wards the cen­tre of the ma­te­rial and hold it in the air. Then pull your pinched sec­tion to­wards the back of the sofa.

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