Spruce Up Your Home for the New Year

Give your home a new look in 2014 with hints of bright colour and a statement piece of furniture.

Don’t let your home gather dust this new year – instead, give it a brand-new look by incorporating some fresh and fabulous interior decorating tips into your decor!

Whether it’s updating your rooms’ colour schemes or simply investing in a key piece of furniture, here’s how to ensure your pad looks perfect in 2014.

Radiant Orchid

The colour for 2014 is officially Radiant Orchid, as announced by international colour experts Pantone. Moving on from this year’s shade of Emerald, Radiant Orchid is a softer, more feminine colour to introduce into your home. Its fuschia, pink and purple undertones make the colour whimsical and fresh.

Radiant Orchid could be applied as a feature wall in rooms where you’re not afraid to add a pop of colour, or simply update your wooden furniture with a fresh new coat of paint. Soft furnishings such as cushions and throws are an effective way to add the colour to your home without breaking the budget or putting in much effort!

The beautiful hue would look great paired with crisp whites, creams and other bright colours such as teal, turquoise and yellow. Of course, so much colour in one room isn’t for the faint of heart, so introduce these tones slowly to avoid being overwhelmed!

Statement pieces

When your budget is limited or you’re only looking for one piece to update a room, make sure the item you select is bold and beautiful. Depending on your personal taste, a luxurious rocking chair could be the perfect addition to a study or lounge, while a dramatic freestanding lamp can instantly update and illuminate any room.

If artwork is your thing, 2014 could be a great year to finally invest in that piece you’ve had your eye on. Just make sure you figure out how it will tie in with the rest of your decor – you don’t want to bring a beloved painting home only to find it doesn’t match anything else in your house!


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