DECORATING ARTICLES

Every month we put together fabulous ideas and clever products that have filled us with delight and hope they inspire you too.

We love changing our look by getting a new haircut, dyeing our hair or renewing our wardrobe – but what about our interiors? Chances are they’ve been stuck with our favourites for years without changing much at all. And sure they look great, but don’t you think it’s time for a change? It can be as simple as reupholstering furniture or getting new curtains and cushions, or if you’re up for the challenge you can do something completely daring and totally reinvent your room. This cute but previously drab armchair looks nothing short of fabulous covered with new artichoke flower print fabric.

 

If bedrooms are our private sanctuaries, then beautiful bed linen is a must. Even if your bedroom consists of a simple bed and two side tables, some gorgeous linen will instantly lift the space and delight you each time you come home after a hard day. We’ve found options to suit every taste, and if you’re still undecided, just read through our handy guide on how to pick the best.

Natalia Heath was constantly doing craft projects with her three young children, but found she often stayed at the table experimenting long after they’d moved on to the next activity. Realising it was time to put her creativity to good use, she decided to start her own company. Fun, original and colourful, designs by Natalia produces unique homewares and stunning jewellery using coloured as well as clear resins with embedded materials like laces, buttons, chillies and much more.

The bedroom is probably the most important room in a home – the first area you see in the morning and the last you see at night.

 

Picture 1. All you need in a room are a few elements. Select a couple of these and repeat them, but limit your choice as too many will make the interior look messy.

lf grandeur, space and architectural flair are features you’re looking for in a home, Cosmopolitan’s latest display home is well worth a look.

Get juicy in your kitchen with bright citrus hues! Lime-coloured cabinetry takes centrestage and is carried through to the informal dining area where the retro green chairs and hanging lamp echo the happy palette.

Who doesn’t love the thought of giving their home a fresh new look, perhaps rearranging things or finding solutions for problem areas? We found inspiration in the ideas shown here, and they might be just what you’re looking for too.

Using colour in the home can be a little scary if you’ve never quite dared to go past sensible neutrals.