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5 Ways to Make a Quick & Easy Decor Statement in Your Home

Whenever I speak to any of my friends about decorating they always want to know how to do something different, but not too different, and that makes a statement, but not too much of a statement!  So here’s a quick round-up of five easy ways to make a decor statement that embrace the latest trends in interior design, but will work seamlessly in every-day homes.

 

1. Add a Sparkling Metallic Accent

I love metallics at the moment, particularly candlesticks and tealight holders as they add real sparkle to a space.

Etch Tealight Holder by Tom Dixon. Image from Tom Dixon.

Etch Tealight Holder by Tom Dixon. Image from Tom Dixon.

Quardra Candle Holder by Bolia.com.  Image from Bolia.com

Quardra Candle Holder by Bolia.com. Image from Bolia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2. Create a Wallpaper Headboard

Tired of your bedhead?  Why not wallpaper one directly onto the wall behind the bed?  Whether you feel capable of cutting a design like the one below, or prefer a simple rectangle you can add a patterned accent to a space by creating a wallpaper headboard.

Silvergate Wallpapered Headboard

Silvergate Wallpapered Headboard

 

3. Throw in Some Chevrons!

Chevrons, chevrons everywhere, on cushions, carpets, mugs, table runners, plates, wallpapers, napkins, throws, or just a completely chevronned room as per Missoni!  Below are a few of my favourites.

Haveli Chevron Rug by The Rug Company - with just the right hint of ikat

Haveli Chevron Rug by The Rug Company – with just the right hint of ikat.  Image from The Rug Company.

 

A chevron print in a bold colourway above the fireplace will create real imapct.  Image from notonthehighstreet.com

A chevron print in a bold colourway above the fireplace will create real impact. Image from notonthehighstreet.com

 

Missoni's Passiflora Giant Look.  Image from missoni.com

Missoni’s Passiflora Giant Look. Image from missoni.com

4. Paint a Tired Chair

Turn an otherwise overlooked piece of furniture into a real talking point by using good quality masking tape to paint stripes directly onto it, and give it a new lease of life at the same time.

Painted chairs in Nancy's Blushes, and Stiffkey Blue and Brassica stripes.

Painted chairs in Nancy’s Blushes, and Stiffkey Blue and Brassica stripes.

 

5. Grow Your Own Accessories

Plants are everywhere this season, particularly succulents.  Start growing your own house plants in plant pots, tea tins, metal buckets or an indoors hanging basket to create your very own interior jungle.

Breakfast Room Green roomed filled with house plants

Breakfast Room Green room filled with house plants

 

 



Rebecca Maclean

About

Rebecca’s interest in interior design began as a teenager when she had the ‘bright’ idea of painting her bedroom a striking tangerine shade. Today that passion for colour permeates her working life, and at home she enjoys trying new ideas while decorating her first home. Rebecca loves to travel, seeing the world and discovering new landscapes, sights and flavours.


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