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We’ve reinterpreted classic country style to a modern, forest-inspired home.
An eclectic combination of modern and vintage pieces is a great way to play with mixing and matching, and updating your home for a new season but it can be challenging to get started. Here are some tips to get going:
One: Combine classic furniture with modern elements
Let your classic furniture take centre stage while adding modern elements for a dynamic look. Contemporary printed cushions accent our Chesterfield corner sofa to contrast with the sofa’s timeless design.
Meanwhile, the side table holds its own with a structural gilded vase as a lovely visual anchor; candles or ornate bottles would also work here.
Two: Experiment with artwork
Sticking to the principles of mixing it up, juxtapose classic and modern artwork for a compelling mix of the old and the new. For a touch of gothic glam, pick out ornate frames - or even mirrors. To keep in with the woodland vibe, deck the walls with animal-centric artwork, or read on for our tips on working the animal influence around the house.
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Three: Add some sparkle and brass
Another unexpected way to spruce up a traditional space is to incorporate some sparkle. Gold and brass are perfect against wooden tables and sideboards as their light, reflective surface serves as a welcome contrast against the darker tones of the room. But you don’t have to limit yourself with the light and dark rule: we also went with a sparkly geode crystal for a nice pop on our white Cavendish table.
Four: Play with textures
Embrace having creature comforts at home with a rug on the floor or a throw across the couch, for a heightened sense of cosiness and leisure. Incorporating different textures to a room greatly adds to its lived-in vibe, working also to soften a structured, rigid room.
Five: Embrace colour
For the adventurous at heart - introduce a vibrant feature wall. If you’re all for a zen ambience at home, we suggest going green with Pantone’s colour-of-the-moment. To know more about Pantone’s 2017 colour star, click through here for our colour report.
Six: Run with the wild things
This theme is all about embracing the wilderness - from a decor perspective of course. Make your space a little more extraordinary with a vintage pheasant candle holder or pretty up your fridge with some whimsical gold magnets.
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Now that we’ve shared our style ideas on nailing this highly customisable trend, we would like to hear your thoughts. Let us know in the comments if this is a wild touch that you would totally go for at home!
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