A lot of tips to updating a room, happen first in the mind.
So I was drawn to this picture of a beautiful room at Oka, and was drawn to the trees as centre piece on the table. It's just simple and beautiful and to satisfy my OCD, it's arranged in 3s!! Phew
When I say updating a room happens in the mind first, imagine this room, without the greenery... doesn't work as well, does it?
Plants & flowers really do finish a room and make a room 'lived in' as opposed to a show home, it creates a home with soul and texture and brings it to life. I love this faux pot at Oka
Add this to a console table or side board, or buy 2 and place either side of the TV. It's pricey at £154, but you can easily spend £30 on a small bouquet, so think of this as your plant budget for the whole winter. Then next year move this to the guest room.
2. INVEST IN CANDLES. (and lots of Ikea tealights)
I always have a pack of 100 tealights in my Ikea trolley (well 2 packs) and always have a selction of tealight holders. Glass ones, mother of pearl ones, jam jar ones etc etc. But to update a room, add a statement candle!! Go bold!
Perfect for the coffee table! This 5 wick candle is from John Lewis and weighs 4.4kg, so you are getting a lot for your money!
The Acqua de Parma candles smell amazing and come in black, white, red & orange. The black is perfect for my mantlepiece, I'd need 3!
As Autumn is approaching, add something seasonal! Love this stag head candle.
Time to print off those holiday photos. No excuse, Boots have those printers in store, it's fast and so cheap!
There is an art to arranging frames. Don't forget, you want an arrangment with impact.
Work with larger frames at the back, to smallest at the front. Try to keep to similar styled frames, but don't forget you can add white or black to silver or gold grouped frames.
4. BUY AN 'OBJET'.
It sounds simple, but if you buy a new objet, it needs somewhere to go, so you will automatically re-arrange the mantlepiece or console to fit it. Just that one thing will make a huge impact on your room.
There are some go-to sites that I just go back to again and again and LuxDeco is one of those.