Ask an IKEA interior designer: easy updates for a bold home look
When it comes to home furnishing, bolder looks can feel a little daunting to pull off. In reality, an expressive interior with a big impact can be achieved in a few, easy steps. Let’s jump in!
Let those budding ideas bloom (in vases)!
Whether fresh or artificial, flowers immediately add joy to a space. For a more understated look, try single stems in colourful bud vases. For something more dramatic, a large, varied bouquet in a sturdy vase will do the trick.
Pulling focus with flowers
Gallery walls are a wonderful way to show off many of your favourite pieces and objects together. A different but equally dramatic option is to have one large piece, creating a single, statement focal point.
The mood-shifting power of textiles in the home
Textiles can define the feeling of a space. Single-tone drapes that match the colour of the walls create a sense of calm and make a room feel more spacious. Scatter cushions in different patterns, colours and textures can do something quite different – creating dynamism and cosiness.
Decorate your floors with rugs
Rolling out a large, graphic, printed rug is sure to make a big impression, and without taking up any room at all, can softly and attractively divide the space.
On open display
Open or glass-fronted storage is an effective way to organise and display beautiful and precious objects. As well as adding interest to a space, it also doesn’t require popping off to the shops for anything new – it’s merely a matter of working with what you have and creating the biggest, visual impact.