DARE TO BE DIF­FER­ENT

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With ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing across Vogue Liv­ing, Home Beau­ti­ful, Woman’s Day, The LifeStyle Chan­nel, Amaz­ing Homes and nu­mer­ous cre­ative projects, Juliet Love shares her tips for dec­o­rat­ing.

Where to find in­spi­ra­tion: Mag­a­zines, films and fash­ion, travel, so­cial media, na­ture, trea­sured items, fab­ric, stylish peo­ple.

Bud­get rules: A bud­get helps keep you fo­cused. Break costs into cat­e­gories. Get the big pic­ture and trim what you can do with­out.

Not ev­ery­thing has to match: Some of the most stylish rooms aren’t per­fectly co­or­di­nated. An eclec­tic mix is more ex­cit­ing vis­ually — try a few items that you wouldn’t nat­u­rally as­sume go to­gether.

Wall­pa­per in un­ex­pected places: Wall­pa­per looks bril­liant in small spa­ces, in an en­try foyer, hall­way, at the back of open book­shelves or cup­boards, and even on the ceil­ing. Choose mod­ern, tex­tured va­ri­eties.

Ac­ces­sorise: Work in odd num­bers for the most pleas­ing ef­fect. Items such as rugs, art­work, trays and can­dles will make a de­signer state­ment. Dis­play col­lec­tions of your favourite keep­sakes from your trea­sured trav­els.

Mir­rored walls: They hark back to homes as show­pieces. Cover just one wall in a main room to avoid it feel­ing like an amuse­ment park. House plants: Think of them as the pret­ti­est air pu­ri­fiers and dis­play them in bold planters.

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