FIONA’S STYLE-A-SOFA WORKSHOP
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.