The key to a chic home is to headline with some well-considered pieces to draw the eye – think graphic shapes, bold colour, vibrant artwork and soft metallics.
Choose your hero pieces
Credit (left to right): Made, Cox and Cox
You needn’t reinvent the wheel completely when it comes to imbuing your interiors with statement style. Bear in mind that less is more, and a few well-chosen, eye-catching pieces will make a greater impact than a complete overhaul. Be brave enough to remove items that jar before layering your scheme from the ground up, choosing just a few big-ticket pieces to act as a backbone before introducing accessories. Try a velvet upholstered sofa in one of this season’s must-have pastels – we love Made’s Julianne sofa in Blush Pink, £999, while the Westbury Velvet chairs in Desert Rose, £550 for a pair, Cox & Cox will add a welcome hit of retro charm without breaking the bank.
For dining, Loaf’s generous Tucker extendable table, £775, and Natterbox chairs, £230 a pair, create an instantly welcoming but standout feel.
Credit (left to right): Magnet, John Lewis, Loaf
If you are upgrading your kitchen, Magnet’s chic herringbone style Chevron range will create a talking point, while for instant wow-factor, opt for West Elm’s bold Sputnick coffee table, £499, at John Lewis. In the bedroom, edit furniture to accommodate just three or four stylish pieces. Loaf’s Dumpling bed in Sea Blue Vintage Velvet, £995 is a great starting point.
Add an irreverent twist
Credit (left to right): Rosanna Lonsdale, Fermoie
Switching up accessories is an easy way to make a statement. Have fun with cushions, lighting, fabrics and side tables, as these are the pieces that will add character to your scheme. For a pattern hit, try Rosanna Lonsdale’s Ikat silk cushion in pink, £68, or browse the delectable range of cushions and gathered cotton and linen lampshades at Fermoie.
Credit (left to right): Andrew Martin, Perch & Parrow
Introduce a note of glamour with lighting. Pooky’s Romeo ceiling light, £390, delivers an instant hit. Finally, don’t forget that art is a great way of ringing the changes – source original works by emerging artists from the Affordable Art Fair for as little as £100, for a totally unique look.
Article written by Emma J Page