Spanish Mission ApartmentEclectic Living Room, Sydney
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5. Think outside the squareWith linear shapes commonly found throughout the home, a curved coffee table can really soften a space – not to mention slide seamlessly into an awkward space. An absence of sharp, angular edges makes this a handy style for areas that are prone to shin-banging.
4. Hang an oversized mirrorA mirror hung strategically to fill an empty surface will work particularly well in smaller homes, creating the illusion of more space by reflecting light. Frame with string lights or group several smaller mirrors together to bring brightness and depth to a bare wall.
Instead, think long and hard about what you actually need. Do you really need a larger home or could you do with a big declutter? Are bigger rooms and windows necessary, or can simply bounce light around and add the illusion of space with strategically-placed mirrors? Do you have guests around enough to warrant adding on a guest bathroom? By making some adjustments to your home through considerate decor, you will give yourself the opportunity to assess what your real needs are – and you might even realise that you already have a lot of them covered.
Many of Davison’s existing pieces were updated to keep the cost low as well as to inject personality and history. The Longreach leather sofa that Davison has owned for more than a decade, for example, was slip-covered in cream linen so it worked with the scheme.