A well designed room really comes down to the finishing touches. Those last pieces that pull the whole look together. If you do not add in finishing touches, a room will lack depth, texture, and that 'cosy' feeling will just be absent. I've therefore listed my top five finishing touches below for you that my home would just not be complete without!
Cushions for me are so important. You can completely change the style of the room by swapping your old cushions for new ones. Refrain from adding only a couple of cushions that match your sofa or bed. Instead, add layers of cushions in different sizes, colours and fabrics which stand out and contrast with the furniture .
A beautiful bunch of fresh blooms add colour and scent to a room. Choose flowers that are specific to the season and therefore complement the light. Tulips and hyacinths look great in the early evening spring light, and will freshen up the feel of a room. Orange Chinese lanterns and dusky red hydrangea heads suit cosy, darker autumn days.
Throws are so versatile and are functional as well as projecting an inviting image. Layer up your bed in chunky knitted throws to make it even more appealing (it also hides any crumpled sheets needing to be ironed!) Throws over sofa or chair arms can be grabbed quickly for warmth, as well as providing an extra layer of colour and pattern in a room.
An essential for cosy evenings in front of a film, or when people visit. Go for scented candles in citrus scents for spring and summer, and clove and fig aromas in winter.
A room can look cold and bland without a rug. I prefer a high, shaggy pile in living areas for warmth and comfort, and a low pile in high traffic areas that is easier to clean.
What home items make your home complete?? Post a picture on social media and tag #notcompletewithout. To complete your home with luxurious fabrics and textures, visit www.juliancharles.co.uk for a wide range of curtains, cushions and home accessories.
*This post was a collaboration with Julian Charles, yet all opinions and ideas are my own! I'd like to thank Julian Charles for working with me, and therefore supporting Melanie Lissack Interiors.