We’ve invited interior design experts, The Editors Company to help us visualise ways we can all improve key spaces, injecting them with style and creativity to help improve our wellbeing and create a happy home!
Wednesday 10 February, 2021
Whether you want to relax and recharge, connect with loved ones or create a meditative space; your décor choices will help you improve your wellbeing at home. To help you visualise your potentially perfect pad, we’ve invited The Editors Company to conjure up key spaces in the home and inject them with their interior’s expertise and artwork choices! Over to their expert team…
The entrance is the perfect place to start
It’s incredibly important to consider the entrance of your home, as it’s the first space that not only you, but also your guests experience. Paying special attention to this space promises a good first impression while giving you the comfort of knowing that you’re home and can kick off your shoes and simply relax.
When making décor decisions, make sure your entrance has bright lighting and aesthetically interesting furniture and accessories. Mirrors will help enhance the lighting, an ornate tray to drop off your keys would sit nicely on a thin console beneath a great piece of art, like Mary Jo McGonagle’s Love – neon art work, which would wonderfully light up the space with positive vibes. You could even add a candle with your favourite scent to create a multi-sensory experience, making the entrance to your home extra inviting.
Style an intimate living room
Often, we consider lighting as a functional decorating choice, but a well placed lamp has the unique and sometimes magical property of transforming a space, injecting some style and making a room feel personable. Try adding multiple light sources, with floor and table lamps, to create cosy corners and inspire the atmosphere you’re looking for.
Place your sofa or lounge furniture relatively close to one another to ensure your seating is intimate and accessible. Creating a consistent environment, both aesthetically and physically, will lower any mental barriers and make the space feel more welcoming – especially in combination with your varied lighting!
For a final touch to your perfect living room, why not add a peaceful artwork such as Clouds 3 by Paméla Maria for maximum tranquillity.
Bring nature into your dining room
Similar to our living rooms, our dining rooms are too often styled and experienced through functional perspectives; simply a room to sit and eat in. Although that is the main purpose of the space (even its name says so) its important purpose is to connect your family or loved ones. So, enhancing the atmosphere and making it a space where each meal feels like a homecoming, will bring everyone around the table closer.
Adding natural elements will bring your space to life: plants, bowls with organic shapes and dimmable lighting will create a calming environment. Avoid sterile blank walls, while maintaining an verdant atmosphere with a simple yet striking artwork such as Ctenanthe Oppenheimiana by Kerry Day, which also saves you from the effort and heartache of taking care of a real plant if you don’t have a green thumb!
Fortunately, a blank wall is a wonderful opportunity to show your personality and add conversation starters over dinner, through a curation of your personal mementos – how about a gallery wall of photos from your travels?
Cosy up in the bedroom
There is nowhere more important to make cosy than the bedroom – a place dedicated to rest and relaxation. You can only be at your best and get the most out of your day when you’re well-rested!
A nice set of bedside tables, ideally with drawers to hide any clutter, makes a world of difference. Plus, you can keep your nightly reads and place a dimmable light within arm’s reach. This should give you a natural inclination to snuggle up in bed and spend your evening reading, meditating or watching just one more episode of something on Netflix.
Next, add some texture! Get some throw pillows for your bed (but not so many that the bed looks overcrowded) and add a simple wall-hook to hang your robe. All these textiles will add layers of softness to your room.
An artwork such as Irina Cumberland’s After Dark would help you feel calm and bring comfort after a long day of work. Alternatively, Blakeney Marshes by Colin Moore would provide a mellow yet modern vibe, perfect for your private retreat.
Thanks to The Editors Company for their inspiring tips – we can’t help to try visualising our own ideal interiors! Plus reach out to the Hong Kong based team for affordable and professional interior design advice. To start selecting the artworks that will help make your house a home, browse our online marketplace today.