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Designer tips: adding the final touches
One part that’s easy to forget (but you shouldn’t) when decorating your home is adding the things that have just one job – to make you happy. We can offer functional beauty in the form of boxes, lamps, vases, baskets and more. But the personal objects that truly make your home more you are probably already in your cupboards and drawers.
Ideas for a visual clean-up
Even though this is a busy wall, it still gives a calm impression thanks to the symmetrical layout and the light, neutral colour scheme. A curtain hides the TV when it’s not in use, and lots of white boxes keep things in order and hide messy objects while being almost invisible against the wall.
Decorate like a pro
A few tips to help make creating a balanced composition easier:
- Pick a colour scheme.
- Mix materials as well as rounded and linear shapes.
- Create a heavy base.
- Work with different heights to achieve a triangular shape.
- Add a source of light – your composition will look different on different times of the day. Have fun!
The most important thing is to follow your heart, because only you know what makes you happy.
Art wall basics
If you want a coordinated look for your art wall, choose a colour scheme that works with the rest of the room. Spread the more prominent visuals in a balanced way and add the smaller ones in between, keeping the same amount of space between all frames. Three-dimensional objects and mirrors add life to your art wall.
A picture ledge is great for frames but also for enjoying book covers or dinnerware – or simply for storing beautiful everyday items that are hard to fit into cupboards. This shelf lets you rearrange your view as often as you like without measuring or making holes in the wall (other than the ones for the shelf itself).
Using furniture as a canvas
This set of minimalistic, square-shaped shelves is a combination of open storage for the things that you want to see, and closed storage for the rest – a perfect canvas for expressing your style. The plant, the curvy vases and the rounded boxes add warmth and spontaneity, creating a balanced and interesting look.