The Wicklewood Blog
- 09 Apr 2018
- DESIGN INSPIRATION
Whether you live in a flat on the 4th floor or a house with 4 floors we believe that 4 simple home décor pieces will bring any house to life. Like us, you may not be ready for an interior designer or might be someone who is partial to DIY (designing it yourself). Don’t be fooled, we’ve had our fair share of ikea sofas and beds and don’t expect you to live in a world without them, but to us, the fun is in the detail, it’s the small things that count, and the little accents that will make a big impact. We call it the icing on top!
Hail our 4 home design essentials. Drum roll please…
1. Colouful throw cushions (or pillows for our American audience!). Move over grey, hello colour! Hurrah. Cushions are great ways to add an unexpected pop of colour or print to you space and make you home look truly unique. But beware, try before you buy, as no one likes a flimsy cushion with no oomph! Instead opt for a little overstuffed, with feather and down insert for a truly luxurious look and feel.
2. A bold area rug. In the last few years we have seen a major come back in rugs. From rustic oriental designs to modern geometric prints, a rug is an essential part of almost any room. Rugs are the perfect way to set boundaries, ground furniture, hide an ugly rental carpet or floor, and add colour to a room!
3. Beautiful bedding. “Out of site out of mind.” Many people neglect their bedrooms’ when it comes to home décor, thinking that such a private space doesn’t need as much attention. Wrong. Your bedroom is the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night. It’s a place you go to unwind and relax, therefore it is important it is given just as much attention. A colourful throw or quilt will not only transform your bed but your entire room, plus it will also hide any un-ironed sheets perfectly. 2 birds, 1 stone.
4. Decorative accent pieces. There is NOTHING worse than a friend walking into your house an exclaiming that they have that lamp or table or cushion or whatever! Bring memories and experiences into your home with global accent pieces. Whether they are from a recent holiday or gallery exhibit or your grandmas garage, one-of-a-kind accent pieces will make your home feel unique to you.
So those are our 4 simple design essentials that we believe will transforms any house from an Ikea showroom to an envy-inducing home. Happy shopping.