Emma’s top 4 tips for creating a space that reflects you.
For over 25 years Perth interior designer Emma Hann has been helping people turn their houses into homes. With a passion for creating beautiful spaces, Emma has a skill for seamlessly blending contemporary and timeless interiors, with beautiful textures and quality finishes.
Emma has put together her top four tips for creating a space that reflects your personal style, without having to break the bank.
Adding artwork to a room can immediately elevate a space. People often think artwork has to be expensive but that is not true. Artwork created by your children can personalise your home and look outside the box. If you select a nice frame you can actually make something your kids have made look interesting and modern.
My family lived in Asia for several years and it was important to us that we kept some furniture from that time in our lives. While living away we bought a Timber Chinese Wedding Cabinet that was Asian inspired with traditional Hardware and finishes. To add some life to it we had it painted a bright yellow, which suits our interior and makes it a talking point in our home.
This cabinet is now a unique piece that also reminds us of our time overseas. I find with my clients that it’s often sentimental pieces like this that really make a room.
If you wanted to update and refresh your home, you’ll likely be getting rid of a few pieces. Before moving these pieces on, consider what you can reuse. If you have some old linen or curtain fabric you don’t need anymore, could it be used for something else? I had the feather scatter cushions in my living room recovered in a beautiful, discontinued fabric that was discounted. The crisp green and white print gives my interior a fresh new look and suddenly I have a new current/on trend scheme for very little cost.
“It’s always nice to have an element of surprise whether it’s incorporating colour, eclectic prints, beautiful fittings or amazing art.”– Emma
Adding wallpaper to your home can be a fun way to show your personality and style. It’s the best way to transform a room since it doesn’t take up any usable space yet instantly injects personal style. This makes wallpaper especially well-suited for a small bathroom where space tends to be limited and functionality is necessary.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to make an impact with wallpaper. In my home, I’ve added paper to one of the bathrooms, there was not a lot of natural light and the room was quite small so it’s somewhere I felt comfortable to take a risk, it didn’t cost a lot either.
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