To avoid a bland and pedestrian 2D space, texture is crucial to creating depth in any room. When it comes to your home, be bold, be brave and make a statement. There are many ways to add interest, so look beyond traditional artworks!
If you have a penchant for boho styling, swap out your typical framed artwork for a textural Juju Hat, or even better, a cluster of these feathered friends. These vibrant headdress are handmade by the Bamileke people and are traditionally worn by royal dancers. Who doesn’t love a statement piece with a story?
For a more coastal and relaxed aesthetic, consider ceramics. Artist Jai Vasicek from Ahoy Trader brings his love of the ocean to his unique designs, featuring vibrant colours with layers of print, patterns, texture and bold motifs.
Jai’s colourful crosses and wall tiles have become highly sought after, with an eclectic and expressive character that allows them to be displayed in groups or used as stand-alone decor pieces. Experimenting with colour and art should be fun and this affordable option creates a high impact focal point in any room.
Up the wall
While flares hopefully aren’t making a comeback in fashion, when it comes to interiors – the 70s are well and truly back on the radar! Wall weaves and macramé are all the rage again. There are many modern ways to incorporate this popular aesthetic into your home with both a bold and subtle sensibility. You could use macramé as a bedhead, think outside the box with a unique Dreamcatcher Designs designed door arch or play it slightly safer with a plant hanger.
It may sound simple but a great trick for any spatially challenged home is to use a mirror instead of art to create openness and reflect light. If a mirror faces a spacious open area, the reflection creates an optical illusion of double the space! The same concept applies when you face a mirror to a view, you get double the view! When choosing a mirror, don’t forget about proportions – the bigger the wall, the bigger the mirror.