The moment you walk through your front door and kick off your shoes you want to feel at home. It needs to be a space you can easily relax and put your feet up, but also a space you feel comfortable in to entertain guests.
So here’s a little secret – a few minor changes to your home can have a huge impact on its style. Winter has taken us by a storm (quite literally), which means with a bit of redecorating you can create your cosy nest. If you think it’s going to be a costly experience, think again; with a few touches here and there you can still get the look you require on a relatively small budget. Decorating is an art that requires plenty of skill, so let us give you a bit of expert advice to get started on your endeavour:
A splash of paint – your home’s walls are your canvas to dream and imagine. And the colour you choose really sets the mood and atmosphere of your entire home. Otherwise known as paint psychology, each room should have a theme, and each colour needs to complement one another. For your living room and entrance hall stick to warm earthy colours, these are both welcoming and relaxing. For your kitchen and eating area opt for bright blues and whites, be inspired by Plascon’s colour of the year forecast. For your bedroom opt for cool colours which will help you unwind such as light blues, greens and lavenders.
Stylish storage – a major part of redecorating is storing away unsightly goodies and what better way to do this than with sophisticated chests and tall boys. The Copenhagen chest celebrates a timeless style that looks beautiful in any bedroom. In your kitchen, store away utensils in a bamboo cutlery tray and perishables in a Helsinki cork canister. In your living room and dining room entertain in style with exquisite sideboards and servers. The Gatsby drinks trolley will add a touch of old school glam while housing all your fine wines and drinks. In your bathroom store away towels in a wire basket with a wooden trim.
Wall art – give your home a bit of character with stunning wall art. In your dining room hang a large piece of art right next to the dining room table and on the wall next to it hang a large mirror to create the illusion of space. In your bedroom either hang a landscape canvas or three similar styled paints next to each other to frame the bed. Our limited edition Walter Battisss collection will add a quirky splash of colour to any room. If you are needing a touch of nature in your home opt for a painted sunshine forest canvas.
Curtains and carpets – these pieces will help your house feel more like a home. Choose colours and patterns that suit your room décor and colour scheme. For your dining room an over inked burgundy carpet is the perfect statement in style. With jewel tones it will add a touch of drama and elegance to your home. In your bedroom or lounge make your space cosy and sophisticated with a natural knitted wool carpet, the perfect pile for winter warmth. Enjoy sleeping in with a fine linen taped curtain the perfect complement to your bedroom’s relaxing feel.
Display items – add more personality to your home with stylish ornaments and knick knacks. Fun yet functional, our locally made beautiful and affordable ceramics are made with passion. Brighten up your dining room with freshly cut blooms and place them in a blue hand blown vase. If you are having guests over make a statement with light and place a couple of wooden hurricane candle holders on your table.
With these essential redecorating tips your home will be a space you can truly call your own. Now all that’s left to do is invite some guests over to enjoy your space as well.