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

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - February Contents -

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.

THINK GREEN

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.

GET SQUARE!

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).

RAM­BLING ROSE

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.

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