14 November, 2012
A couple of cushions always looks skimpy. Use a pile of scatter cushions in contrasting patterns, colors and textures to add interest and colour to your sofa or bed. And don't forget in add in a throw for good measure!
Display like minded objects together to form an interesting and creative collection that reflects your personality. Keep the theme simple and the collection neat and ordered. Colour block objects for maximum impact.
Use a mix of lighting - you need ambient light for mood, direct light for reading and task lighting for working and cooking in the kitchen. Put downlights on dimmers and have pendant lights to add character and interest. Don't forget occasional lighting such as floor, table and bedside lamps.
The most versatile coffee table you'll ever own is an ottoman topped with a tray.
When you have a few extra guests pop in - it doubles up as extra seating!
The most indestructible fabric for sofas and dining chairs is leather or vinyl.
Leather is a great option for a carefree beach house
- especially if you had your heart set on white furniture!
Mix up the seating at your dining table to create added interest.
You wouldn't have eight identical chairs in your living area!
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