Do away with dull and boring by adding colour, texture and interest to your home.
There’s a fine aesthetic line between allowing your home to reflect your specific taste and being stuck in a rut. Clean-lined, modern spaces can easily look sparse, while classic design elements might seem dull and bland after a while. A quick and easy solution is to add colour, texture and unexpected pops of interest that reflect your personal style.
Paint a focal wall in a shade of olive
A lick of paint is a simple way to refresh your space. Instead of opting for safe neutrals, experiment with unexpected colour palettes that pack punch. Your bedroom is a great place to introduce olive and emerald hues. Round off the look with an emerald quilt.
Tip: Emerald and pastel pink is a great colour combo. Create an airier space by adding a few scatters in this softer colourway to an emerald-and-moss base palette.
Try an upholstered headpiece
Introduce some regal opulence to your bedroom with an upholstered headpiece in deep-turquoise velvet. The dash of bold colour provides an instant pick-me-up to an otherwise-muted palette of cool greys.
Tip: Give it something a little extra with textured fabrics such as velvets and furs, to complement the opulent look.
Introduce mosaic tiles
Even minimalist rooms can benefit from a touch of interest underfoot. Juxtapose highly ornate Byzantine mosaic flooring with a few understated pieces of furniture. Here, the intricate pattern should be the focal point.
Tip: Stick to crisp-white or pastel linen to ensure a clutter-free look.
Ensure tactile interest with exposed brick walls
Exposed masonry is a textural counterpoint to a classic white ensemble. Layer the space with rattan and wicker elements.
Tip: Pull the look together with a textured rug in a neutral hue.
Create a focal point
Every room needs a visual point of interest, such as a subtle hint of colour. Change the pace in your living room with a couch in a soft pastel shade. Round off the look with scatters in bright clashing patterns.
Tip: Consider slip-covering your existing sofa for a less permanent pop of colour.
Personalise your kitchen with wallpaper
Wallpaper is a stalwart when it comes to reinventing interiors. So why not use it to pep up your kitchen walls? Go bold with an all-over treatment, or use a striking motif as a splashback.
Tip: When using wallpaper as a splashback, cover it with a sheet of PVC to protect the surface.