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Here are a few ideas to hopefully give you some inspiration of some less obvious ways of subtly adding autumnal touches to your home as the cold draws in!

 

1. Add touches of autumnal colours

Different shades of deeper reds, yellows and browns will fit unbe-leaf-ably well with autumnal aesthetic. This colour scheme still stays within a neutral palette, yet adds some warmness to your home.

 

2. Brighten your home up with plants

Adding seasonal house plants is always a good idea. It’s been said that adding some nature and greenery to your space will help you to de-stress, which means that a pop of colour is simply a huge bonus. 😉

Autumnal Chrysanthemums and Bromeliads are gorgeous examples of autumnal house plants which can add vibrancy to your home and leaf you smiling.

 

3. Get some wood

Wood similarly has warmer tones in it and contributes to the ‘outdoors is indoors’ feel. Wood-n’t you love a bit of a rustic edge to your space? There are so many pieces of indoor furniture which use wood – why not turn over a new leaf and switch up your stool for a wooden one?

 

4. Warm up with candles and fire

Any form of (non dangerous) flame in a home is guaranteed to autumn-atically make your space so much more cosy! You can mix it up with candles of different sizes and smells, or even light up a wood fire.

 

5. Bring in the furs and rugs  

Added Hygge or comfort is a huge indicator that we’re entering into the colder months. Having a rug or blanket on hand in your space means that you’re guaranteed never to get chilly. Furr-ntastic!

 

We hope you picked up some tips on how to keep your home cosy yet seasonal this Autumn! Anyone who steps into your home will want to know where you got your inspiration from. 😉

 

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Scandinavian features are incredibly well known for being classically simple yet beautiful and well designed. In today’s tips, we thought we’d pick out these scandi secrets for you, and put together the key features of these designs for some inspiration on how to chairish the space you have. 😉

 

No wall to wall carpets

A lot of scandinavian interior design excludes wall to wall carpets – some may even call it carpetal punishment. However, this takes away any potential messiness and makes your space much more functional. Although if you feel as if you are missing out and prefer more added comfort, (or as the Scandinavians would say, added hygge) incorporating a rug or two is also common. Textures are essential in Scandinavian design, and they tend to love symmetrical patterns and light colours (surprise surprise) but feel free to play around with your own personal style, too!

Neutral cool tones

The use of a neutral and cool palette adds a heightened sophistication to the room. One of the huge benefits of the general use of light coloured walls and floors in Scandinavian design means that you are able to experiment with other elements. Using darker cool-toned shades means that playing around with contrasts etc gives you room to experiment! And as a plus, repeating the use of popular shades of greys, creams and blacks means that you can be assured that they won’t go out of season!

Wood

If anything, it’s sure that Scandinavians are huge wood enthusiasts. Vast landscapes of forest in Scandinavian countries means that the use of wood is a key element in interior design. This tends to be wood like birch, ash or pine which is light in colour, in order to compliment lighter colours used in interior design. Although mostly used for flooring, it’s also incorporated into furniture or ornaments, as it is extremely durable and gives that outside-is-indoor feel.

Foliage

Adding a bit of greenery to your indoor space can add a pop of colour and vibrancy to the home. It has been proven that adding greenery to your space is beneficial to your wellbeing and gives you a clearer state of mind! As well as adding to the bringing-the-outside-indoors along with the use of wood, the size of house plants are perfect to bring to your space to add some sculpture to your shelves. The Scandinavians are not at all shelf-ish with their use of space, they allocate lots of it to the plants. 😉

Natural light

Lighting is sacred for Scandinavians! As they get around about 60 days where the night is 24 hours long, (!) it’s important for them to make the most of the natural light they do have, and we can see this through their interior design. Although we recognise that not all of you are able to have humongous windows or ceiling to floor sliding glass doors, making the most of what light you do have can be emphasised through the use of simple mirrors or light colours in your space.

 

We hope you picked up a few things about how to mix-up your space Scandinavian style. 😎 Don’t forget to send us any of your own interior design inspiration or how you intend on decorating your own space!

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Growing up can mean letting go of the things which used to seem mysterious and magical when you’re a child. For some however, they held on to those ideas, Peter Pan style, and put a little bit of magic into their adult house – by putting in an ingenious hidden door!

1. Brick wall disguise

This design is clever in the way it uses the indents of the brick to disguise the opening of the door. It probably keeps any envious eyes away from your wine stash too!

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2. Mirror Mirror on the wall

Where can I hide it all? The owners of this house have created a perfect secret garden hideaway through a framed mirror.

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3. The Classic

A huge library with a secret room, accessed only by the strategic movement of an obscure book – now that’s a dream house!

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4. Let it slide

This has to be every child’s dream bedroom (hell.. it’s still ours!)

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5. Wall camouflage

The panelling of the wall makes it the perfect place to hide a secret room.

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6. Draw it out

This would be a great way to hold keepsakes and valuable items safe.

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7. Secret stash?

This hidden stairway must be a favourite with every wine lover – all the wine you’d need, right beneath your feet.

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8. Flip a switch

A prize for any guest who managed to guess there was a secret passageway here.

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9. Narnia door

If Narnia was your favourite book as a child, you’ll be envious of the lucky inhabitants of this house who have their own Narnia playroom hidden in a wardrobe!

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10. An arty entrance

Need an excuse to hang huge pieces of art in your house? Well here you go!

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We hope this article has inspired you to put in your own hidden door! Making one can be easy enough, so long as you have wood, and some basic tools such as a drill, screws and hinges. If you want to get into the nitty gritty of how to actually go about making one, check out our article on 6 hidden doors you can DIY!

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The Pantone colour of the year for 2018 has been announced, and this year it’s ultra-violetThis colour conjures images of the cosmos, ideas of endlessness and new opportunities and discoveries. It’s a symbol of what is possible, and what could be a better mindset to have going into the new year?

We’ve put together a few mood boards of inspiration based on ultra-violet!

Colour inspiration

  1. Space and exploration

    Get the look:
    Nebula wallpaper

  2. Texture and depth

    Get the look:
    3D effect wallpaper
    Purple garden stones
    Glitter wallpaper
    Purple grass

  3. Purple sleek

    Get the look:
    Trolley
    Candles
    Curtains
    Chandelier
    Garden loungers

  4. Flower power


    Get the look:
    Violet flowers

  5. Patterned purple

    Get the look:
    Snakeskin wallpaper
    Stag head

 

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It can be very difficult, when staring at a blank wall, to start imagining ways to fill it that will fit in with your style and your space. Hopefully these wall art deco ideas will give you a jumping off point and inspire you to have fun and get creative with your decorating.

Wall Art Deco Ideas

Get reflective

Mirrors add space to a place, and there are so many options! Mirrored walls can be large or, as featured, smaller and hung in patterns.

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Wall moulding

Wall trimmed walls boast plenty of different types of mouldings and layouts, and it’s a great way to add subtle dimension and texture to a space.

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Wall moulding is a great alternative to hanging art on your walls, furthermore the variety of choice means you can still get creative!

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Make your own art

Art doesn’t have to be complicated or take any extraordinary skill. The two pieces below were made by leaving dots of paint along a canvas and then moving the canvas. Below, the canvas was tilted horizontally using a scraper tool, and finally silver leaf was added for a finishing touch.

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For this art piece, the paint was thinner, and the paper was moved free hand in all directions. You can always play it safe if you’re not confident in your skills, using a neutral colour palette, with one pop of something a little different (eg. silver leaf or bronze).

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Bring the outside in

Plants bring life to any space, and can be incorporated in the simplest ways. Here, some pieces of scrap wood hold a fake succulent – and it has a huge impact!

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Wall to wall bookshelf

Customised bookshelves can be simpler than you think to implement with some DIY persistence. Firstly, frame your wall with wooden planks, create vertical segments, then fill these with shelves, and voila!

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Plaster Paneling

Layered plaster panelling creates alternative and unique designs, and add texture to your wall even if it remains the same colour. Don’t fancy doing it yourself? We have some 3D wall panels you could try out!Wall Art Deco Ideas the handy mano thehandymano manomano mano diy do it yourself home improvement plastering plaster

Wall hanging

Wall hangings add a stylish pop of colour in an alternative way. In the photo below, the plain colour keeps it from being too busy, and also allows the wall hanging to act in place of a headboard.

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Animal Kingdom

Gallery walls bring a variety of art that can be swapped at will. Frame different prints, photos, or drawings in similar coloured frames in order to create unique gallery wall!

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Reclaimed wooden wall

Reclaimed wood creates a rustic, laid back atmosphere in any room. In the case that budget (or preference!) don’t allow for all four walls to be decorated, alternatively a feature wall with reclaimed wood makes a great natural focal point.

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Wooden ledge

Don’t fancy going wall to wall with your wood? A contrasting wooden shelf to display photos or other items of interest is a great alternative option.

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Hopefully these photos encourage you to get creative with your blank wall, and to think of it like a canvas. Do you know of any other wall art deco ideas which we missed out? Let us know!

 

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Source: DIY art = MrKate, Bookshelf wall = Lowe’s Youtube