STYLE SE­CRETS Take your lead from Liz with this lived-in look

Style at Home (UK) - - Vintage Mix -

GO FAUX

get the ef­fect of wood pan­elling or ex­posed brick by us­ing a looka­like wall­pa­per in­stead of the real thing. as an easy way of cre­at­ing a rustic fea­ture wall with­out any of the mess or hard work in­volved, faux wallpapers look most ef­fec­tive on a sin­gle wall or a fea­ture panel, rather than used wall to wall. Paint skirt­ing in a co-or­di­nat­ing colour and ad­ja­cent walls to match.

SHUT­TER UP

Fol­low Liz’s lead and re­fash­ion a pair of old lou­vred shut­ters to cre­ate a vin­tage-look wall hang­ing. Pick up an old wooden shut­ter from a sal­vage yard or from a skip and (de­pend­ing on its con­di­tion) ei­ther sand down the sur­face to give a dis­tressed ef­fect or re-paint with a coat of chalk paint. Con­sider repur­pos­ing a shut­ter to use as a no­tice board – the slats are great for slot­ting in notes and pic­tures.

TAKE ART UP A LEVEL

turn a plain stair­case into a fea­ture by cre­at­ing a wall of art run­ning up the stairs. Work out how you’d like your gallery to look – struc­tured and grid­like or re­laxed and ran­dom – try Pin­ter­est for in­spi­ra­tion. gather your pic­tures to­gether and lay them out on the floor be­fore hang­ing. try mak­ing news­pa­per tem­plates of the shapes if you want to vi­su­alise how they’ll look.

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