Ask Vicki GH’s life­style ed­i­tor an­swers your dé­cor ques­tions

Draw in the eye and pull to­gether your dé­cor

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

1 SHAPE OF THINGS Play­ing with shape can pro­vide con­trast. A round ta­ble in a liv­ing room filled with straight lines or an or­nate an­tique chair among con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture will be vis­ually in­ter­est­ing. 2 SOME­THING BIG A stand­alone fea­ture with larger pro­por­tions than ev­ery­thing else can be an ef­fec­tive fo­cal point. Try a beau­ti­fully styled man­tel­piece and fire­place, a large L-shaped couch, an art­work or an over­sized mir­ror.

3 COLOUR CUES A space that is too matchy-matchy is bor­ing and non­de­script. Style a couch with a colour­ful col­lec­tion of cush­ions (a min­i­mum of five) in dif­fer­ent shapes and sizes, paint or pa­per a fea­ture wall, or an­chor the room with a brightly pat­terned rug. GH

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