NZ Woman's Weekly

Interior decorating: Bold accessories

Creating a colourful and vibrant room doesn’t just mean painting the walls a bold shade – that’s a big commitment! A less daunting and more achievable option is shopping for statement pieces, which you can easily change out as you please.

The room’s décor can then be lifted from comfortable and clean, to stylish and spectacular with a few key purchases. Think outside the square and be prepared to take some risks with contrasting shades.

A tired couch can be brought to life with contemporary cushions, while an ordinary dining table is transformed with the right vase or serve wear. Bright candles or well-presented beauty products can also liven up your plain bathroom.

Lamps and clocks are great options for bringing visual excitement and also serving a practical purpose. A soft light adds warmth to a lounge – amplify this effect by adding a dimmer to your main source of ceiling lighting.

Neon tree coral cushion $66.70 from The Warehouse, cushions $45 each from Wild Willow creations, Butter flutter $89.99 from Ezibuy, Pink mirror $79.90 from Allium, Baby cuckoo clock $120 from Corso de Fiori, Exotic colour bird house clock $14.99 from The Warehouse, Pink fruit bowl $99.90 from Allium, Yellow pineapple $68.90 from Republic, Glass candle pots $12.99 each from Farmers, Blue/pink tin $129 from Alluim, Pink lamp $229.90 from Chambers, Rhino head $49.90 from Allium, Viva la fluro larkspur and tigerlilly and gypsyrose $24.95 from The Aromatherapy company.

Find it:

  • allium
  • Chambers
  • Corso De’ Fiori
  • Ezibuy
  • Farmers
  • Republic
  • The aromatherapy co
  • The warehouse
  • Wild willow creations
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