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.
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.
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.
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.
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.