How to update your bedroom with just 3 items
Tasmanian interior designer Lydia Maskiell of Lydia Maskiell Interiors says that the only 3 things you need to make a living room feel like new is paint, a new duvet cover and cushions.
1. Add colour to your walls
“There’s no bolder statement than a wall or walls that pack a punch of colour,” says Lydia, “It can form the perfect backdrop for a simple bedhead or be the foundation to layering up a bedroom look with textures and colours that are complimentary to the wall colour.”
2. Buy a new duvet cover
“A plain coloured quilt cover is great for layering with patterned sheets; they’ll look good folded back over the quilt cover,” says Lydia. “I often use sheets as a way to introduce a subtle use of pattern and to break the solid colour of the quilt cover.”
3. Add cushions
“My general rules for selecting cushions for a bedroom are pairing colour, texture and pattern with a simple duvet cover. Alternatively, if you have a patterned duvet cover, then drawing out your cushions with a solid colour will work well in contrast.”
How to update your living room with just 3 items
Melbourne-based interior designer Krystal Sagona of Interior Flow says the only items you need to make a living room feel brand new are a plush rug, textural cushions and a great artwork for the wall.
1. Create balance
“A plush soft rug combined with textural cushions and a killer artwork transform any living room into a stylish haven with a hypnotic pull,” says Krystal.
2. Link your colours
“Linking the colour of the artwork to the cushions and rug will make the room feel on-trend and vibrant.”
3. Layer your décor
“The rug makes in the foreground, the cushions in the mid-layers and the artwork in the background creates a well-balanced and inviting room.”
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