Decorator tips

Decorating your home can be a lot of fun. Choosing the colours and adding the furniture whether it’s your existing items or brand new, to make it feel like your space.

Accessorising and adding the finishing touches such as a few scatter cushions, a colourful vase, a rug and of course a painting or two can make a room look fabulous.

A great piece of art, a beautiful sculpture or a lovely painting always adds depth and character to a room. When selecting these items look for something that picks out some of your feature colours and has complementary tones. Sculptures can really finish a room, particularly if it is a stunning piece that becomes a focal point.

You can find original paintings that are not much more expensive than a print and these along with sculptures by a talented artist can increase in value over time. With these purchases, you will have not just some beautiful pieces to complement your room, but an investment as well!

The location of your artwork can also be a deciding factor in your choice. In a bedroom it’s appropriate for art to be calming, or even seductive, but in a dining room you can look for something bolder and more dramatic. If you want to relax in your living room, don’t choose art that’s too loud, or anything that dominates the room. The purpose of the room where you intend to display your art should influence the tone of the artwork itself.

Removable wall stickers/decals can have a large impact on a room with very little cost and afford you the ability of changing more frequently or work well if in rented accommodation. Designs such as a tree, or a meaningful phrase can suit a family or dining room. Children’s rooms come alive with animals, fantasy or images of their favourite characters or interests.

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Aussie Babies Wall Decal by Lesley Davies

Aussie Babies Wall Decal 750mm wide x 635mm high (approx.)

Enjoy creating a home that has your signature on it, whether through small or significant additions. As they say, “a change is as good as a holiday”, get creative and be inspired by your next spate of decorating.