Give your living room a fresh, laidback feel with a mix of colour and organic elements
Top Tip: A coffee table with a woven tray adds texture (and it’s great for holding TV remotes). Flowers in a deep red colour pick up the small section of red in the artwork.
1. START WITH A NEUTRAL PALETTE of light-coloured furniture and white walls for a bright and fresh look with an understated style. To avoid being too matchy-matchy, opt for a rug with a hint of colour that ties in with the colours in the artwork.
2. ADD WARMTH with solid wood furniture with clean lines and a polished finish, like this coffee table, which gives a raw yet refined feel. A white sideboard with really simple lines and just a touch of wood keeps the room feeling fresh and not overly rustic.
3. INTRODUCE POPS OF COLOUR through small elements such as a stool, cushions, ceramics and artwork. These are clever ways to decorate with a hero colour, and can be easily exchanged for a new colour palette in future. Achieve big impact with just a bit of colour within a neutral scheme.
4. ADD EARTHY TEXTURE with a beautiful raffia or rattan pendant light. Its woven features contrast beautifully against the very modern and geometric shapes in the artwork and furniture pieces.
From Left: Industriell pendant lamp shade, $39.90, from IKEA. Nordic coffee table in oak, $1,125, from Ethnicraft Online. Trippy pastel cushion, $14.90, from HipVan.
Indulge your caffeine craving at the touch of a button with the latest Nespresso Lattissima One machine which houses a clever new system that froths fresh milk directly into your cup. Just fill the milk container to the level for your desired drink, such as a latte or cappuccino, and press the start button. Its compact design complements small homes and is available in two stylish colours, Silky White and Mocha Brown. At $448, from Nespresso boutiques.
3 Of The Best Glass Vases
GORGEOUS VESSELS FOR FRESH FLOWERS
Grey vase, $45, from BoConcept.
Hjartelig vase, $25.90, from IKEA.
Bloomingville rose glass vase, $22.80, from 3 Little Picks.
CUT TABLE CLUTTER
Is one surface in your home perpetually untidy and littered with things like keys, letters, loose change and random objects? Create a catch-all zone with a small tray, bowl or basket to keep the area organised and reduce visual noise.
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