If you had to have one piece décor in each room of your house, what would it be? Below is a rapid-fire series of our suggestions. Some suggestions will be obvious; others may seem totally counter-intuitive. Enjoy!
LIVING ROOM: THE RUG
Rugs are essential to living room cosiness. By laying a rug underneath your coffee table, you can make one of the most communal rooms of your home a whole lot more inviting.
DINING ROOM: FLOWERS, FRUIT, AND FOLIAGE
If flowers, fruit, and foliage, real or artificial, are going to live anywhere in your home, it should be your dining room. Just add sunlight and watch your dining room come to life!
BEDROOM: THE HUMBLE TABLE LAMP
Say goodbye to screens and read a book under a warm, yellow light. This reduces the now-notorious blue light problems which affect how well many of us sleep these days.
This might seem a bit counter-intuitive: surely there are enough smells emanating from the kitchen?
But the job of the kitchen candle isn’t to create an obvious scent where one didn’t linger before. It’s to neutralise or mask kitchen smells which, though perhaps nice at first, may become distasteful. Think old fish, curries, overripe bananas, and smoke from burnt or burning toast.
BATHROOM: THE MIRROR
This is fairly obvious. While many bathroom mirrors these days are very functional and clinical—which is an aesthetic itself, of course—don’t miss the opportunity to make your bathroom more attractive with a gorgeous mirror.
HOME OFFICE: WALL ART
The right wall art will revolutionise how you work, whether it’s just a reminder to think creatively or it more actively inspires how you work (for example, if you work in the arts or design). Alternatively, and perhaps additionally, wall art is a great way to disconnect you from what you’re doing. Take a break!