Jugs, jars, candle holders and carafes – the glassware you already have in your kitchen cupboards goes a long way when making creative flower arrangements and displays.
Home is where the heart is. And what makes the heart of your home, is you. We think you should make it show.
Home accessories and decorations give you a chance to create a truly personal home. So, no matter if you’re quirky, relaxed, sophisticated, cool, minimalistic, maximalist, awkward or sociable or anything in between, adding that personal touch will make your home pop.
The secret to succeeding with your home interior is to choose a theme to build on. A simple first step is to choose one base colour as a foundation, and then adding two to three contrasting colours and materials. It’ll narrow down your options, making it easier to know what to look for. Use mood boards as a way to gather inspiration and see how your chosen theme and colour scheme work together.
When you’ve got your theme and colours, it’s time to start decorating! This is the fun part, but it’s easy to get ahead of oneself and just put things up all over the place. To make sure that home accessories make a well thought out impression, interior designers often use a simple trick that’ll turn your room from cluttered to clean: still lifes.
Place your objects in groups of three or five (trust us, the uneven number makes all the difference), and make sure you work with different heights. For example: put three pot plants in different sizes next to each other in your window. Or place two grey books in different sizes on top of each other, and then finish the still life off with a dark scented candle. Or try putting a bigger painting on top of a sideboard, then a smaller painting slightly in front of the first one, and finally a nice home fragrance somewhere in the middle. Those are just some examples, so make sure to play around with your accessories to find out what works best in your home.
Another easy way to really nail your decoration is to create a gallery wall. By using different pictures, paintings and posters you can create something that is unique. To make sure you get a calm and unified impression, try using frames in the same colour, or pictures that follow a certain colour scheme. And if you’re uncertain about which frames to put where, here’s a trick that’ll save your wall from unnecessary holes. Cut out paper squares in the same sizes as your frames and place them together on the floor. Stand on a chair to get a better perspective of what works best. Move the squares around until you get a result that sparks joy.
But remember, decorations and home accessories should be fun. So interior tips and tricks aside, rules are made to be broken. Do as you please and dare to go bananas!