Ideas notebook Add romance to your place with blush pinks, or go green with lush plants
Romance your home with the prettiest blush pinks and florals or go green with lush plants
NOD TO NATURE
Keep a busy botanical wallpaper in check with beautifully grained timber furniture and a mix of eclectic and metallic accent pieces. Botanical Powder wallpaper, Graham & Brown.
Today’s clean, contemporary interiors with their angular lines, white walls and tiled or concrete floors can look stark and, at times, downright unfriendly. To counter this, include in your decor one or two elements with curves – note the round pendants and gorgeous retro orange vase here. But, perhaps the easiest way to bring your room to life is to add plants – either the hanging variety or the lush, leafy potted kind.
If your home can be classified as modern generic with little architectural detailing, mouldings can help transform it into a character charmer. For Insta-charm and impact, use strips of timber to create squares or rectangles of wall panelling, and then paint the entire wall the same colour. Wattyl paint in Tombola (panelled wall) and Limousine (rear wall).
Rain, hail or shine, your spaces will blossom – thanks to floral fabrics. For a modern take on traditional design, look out for oversized prints and build the rest of your scheme around it by pulling colours from the pattern. We love the unusual window treatment – part solid colours, part print. Designers Guild John Derian The Rose Tuberose fabric FJD6006/02, Radford.