Décor and furniture needn’t follow set forms and functions. We show off a few creative ideas for uplifting your space.
Get comfy curling up in your favourite armchair just became more enjoyable – and more inviting, with designer Matthew Alcock’s ingenuous ‘Source Chair’. Designed for comfy living in small spaces, the armchair’s made of supawood, foam and fabric offcuts, and incorporates enough storage space for books, DVDs and memoirs – giving laidback entertainment a whole new meaning
Why restrict shutters and shutter doors to external use when they can be so handy and chic indoors? They make for stunning room dividers or doorways that can be left wide open and you can enjoy the convenience of seeing through to the next room.
It’s really easy to turn even the smallest space into a workspace. This consol table was transformed into a home office complete with laptop, printer and a comfortable chair to get you through the day.
Still saving up for the furniture you really want? Then make do with secondhand pieces and recycle and reuse them by finding new, practical uses for them. For instance, crates work wonderfully as bedside tables, too. Add a piece of supawood as a sturdy base to hold a lamp and flowers for a special touch.
Change the look of your décor instantly with vinyl wall stickers – they’re affordable and bang on trend. Ideal for the rooms of growing kids whose taste and moods are everchanging. Visit My Wall Tattoos to view the range of funky designs or design your own.
If permanent structures are too restricting and you like changing the look and feel of your home often, a freestanding kitchen is just what you need. Everything in this kitchen can be swapped and changed when that décor itch needs scratching. Add a quirky touch by using old items in new ways – like this old school desk covers as supersized chopping boards.
Dress your walls in the latest shades of your imagination. Artist Simon Ford used old magazine pages and papers to decoupage his studio wall – then broke the effect by adding one of his paintings with similar tones.
In a similar manner Simon painted a cement floor in his home black, adding oversized prints of rose blooms to create a focal point that emphasizes the wow factor in this room.