TIME TO UPDATE YOUR SPACE WITH SOME KEY HOME DECOR ADDITIONS…
You don’t have to redecorate a room to change the way it looks. Here are six home decor items that can bring a space bang up to date.
A PLANT COLLECTION
A room that feels a bit cold and characterless can be brought to life by the addition of a plant or two. A large indoor fig or palm placed in the corner of a living room, a selection of smaller pots lined up on a windowsill, or a few trailing plants on a high shelf in the kitchen or bathroom can provide the finishing touch to a decor scheme, as well as helping to purify the air. Adding some smaller faux plants to the mix is a useful cheat, especially if they’re going to be displayed in hard-to-reach places.
Shop → Dana Planter By Anthropologie in Assorted Sizes • $19.95-49.95
A PATTERNED RUG
In a room with different colors and textures, a rug can be the missing link that makes the whole look gel. Boldly patterned rugs are having a moment. Rugs are one of the simplest ways to reinvigorate a space. You could echo some of the colors already in the room, or if you have a more minimalist interior, go braver on color and statement pattern. It is also important to think about the tone you are trying to create – Berber rugs will provide a warmer feel, whereas tufted rugs give a more precise, graphic effect.
Shop → Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi Colette Rug By Rifle Paper Co. in Assorted Sizes • $100-780
A STATEMENT FLOOR LAMP
Many of us don’t have enough sources of light in our homes. Overhead lights are fine in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, but if you want to create an atmosphere, you will need a variety of lamps at different levels. If you don’t have wall lights, floor lamps are an easy fix, and they can have a decorative impact too. One with a metal or dark-colored shade will direct light down or up, while a paler shade will create a softer effect.
Shop → Ariel Floor Lamp By Anthropologie in White • $428
AN OVERSIZED FOOTSTOOL
An upholstered footstool will do the same job as a coffee table. You can keep books and magazines on it, and if you use a tray, it will also work for drinks. But it is far more comfortable when you want to put your feet up, and it can work as extra seating too. If you have a neutral-colored sofa, a footstool is a simple way of bringing a pop of color or pattern into the room. In smaller spaces, go for one with legs to make the room feel more spacious. A storage ottoman with a flip-up lid, either in a living room or at the end of the bed, will also help to hide clutter.
Shop → Marigny Rattan Ottoman By Anthropologie in Beige • $298
A MULTIFUNCTIONAL TROLLEY
When it comes to furniture trends, the cocktail trolley has been top of the charts for the past few years. But a trolley isn’t just for the party season. It can also be a portable vegetable rack in the kitchen; an ‘art cart’ for kids’ craft supplies, or a place to stack books and display plants. It is also a winner as a side table in an open-plan living space, where you might want to move it around depending on where you’re sitting. For the practical option, go for something in powder-coated metal or for something more decorative, try rattan for a relaxed, summery vibe.
Shop → Oscarine Lucite Bar Cart By Anthropologie in Gold • $698
A DECORATIVE HEADBOARD
A new bed is a big investment; adding a headboard to your existing frame is a less expensive option that can transform the room. If you are a fan of reading in bed, choose an upholstered bedhead in velvet, linen, or wool that will add comfort as well as style.
Shop → Jali-Carved Bed By Anthropologie in Beige • $1.600-1.900
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