After the year we’ve all had it’s time for a restyle at home!
We have spent way too much time on our sofas and in our living rooms this past year, and if you’re anything like me, you are itching for a change.
I have 3 ways you can style and refresh your living room, while saying goodbye to this year and getting ready to welcome in a new one in – with a natural new mood.
If you need a complete change of mood – do all 3 steps. If you would just like a little freshen up, choose your area.
The new vibe starts here!
Start with a blank canvas. Take all your cushions off the sofa, clear everything from your coffee table and remove art from your walls.
I pile all my bits up in the hallway, so they don’t get in the way and so I can focus on the space itself.
While the living room is looking minimal, I like to take advantage of this and ‘Sage‘ the space.
I do this by lighting a ‘Sage Stick‘. While it’s smouldering and smoking, I walk around the room, waving the stick in the air.
I know, I know, it sounds a little crazy, but it’s believed sage helps remove negative energy from your home. After this year I’m willing to try anything, so sage it is. Plus it feels so calming to walk around the room with it.
I also love to use these ‘Natural Grass Tiebacks‘ on my curtains, as this simple accessory helps to introduce more natural light and fresh air into the space, making it feel more uplifting and positive.
New Cushions = New Mood
I’m styling the sofa with these 5 new cushions that I’ve just added to the shop.
To achieve an interesting and visually appealing (not to mention comfortable) sofa, I always like to use a mix of striped patterns, solids colours and various shapes. When used together they achieve a great eye catching style which looks effortless and intriguing.
I sourced the solid colour fabrics in Amsterdam, and then had the fabrics made into cushions locally in Australia. They have even been finished with custom turned burlap piping to make them extra special and original.
You never want your cushions to be too precious or delicate that you feel uncomfortable and unable to relax using them. These ones are supportive and made from heavy weight natural fabrics. They feel soft to touch and have been filled with feather inserts made by my upholsterer.
I only had a handful made, so they are super special and limited.
Coffee Table = A Place for Your Favourite Things
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is true, though I also believe that the coffee table is a revealing place, where you show your real self.
I like to place my favourite things on my coffee table – stacks of well loved art books, collected objects and found pieces of nature.
Here I’m using my new Hurricane Vase which is coming soon to my shop. A mouth blown, handcrafted bubble vase, which is perfect for a little posy of gathered flowers, in both clear glass and also amber glass.
Plus, in the evenings the Hurricane Vase can illuminate the most beautiful golden ambient light, as it comes with a beeswax candle.
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Always add nature to your coffee table. I use nature in the form of these ostrich eggs, which have been sustainably sourced in Australia. They are like art to me and give the coffee table such an air of curiosity and wonder.
These objects all work on a side table too.
Walls = Change Your View
Bring your walls to life by introducing dimension and nature through photographic prints on the wall. I love to include pieces in a variety of sizes around the room, again to create a visually stimulating statement.
With framed photographic pieces like these ones from my shop, I like to ‘lean them’ as opposed to hang them, it’s a contemporary and modern approach. This way they take on the feel of a piece of furniture, which you can move around the room when you feel like it.
These photographic prints are all framed in my ‘Signature Framing Style‘. The sustainable Tasmanian Oak molding works so well in many interior spaces, as it’s neutral in colour.
And that’s it, in 3 simple steps you are feeling new and fresh again – good bye tired interior.
Sit back and enjoy the natural atmosphere and dimension of your living room.