Style for Less

I am designing the smallest space on earth at the moment its literally a travelling wagon where dining, living, sleeping and washing all take place in the most bijou of spaces. Which got me to thinking about how easy it is to utilise every available wall space so that it multi tasks but also looks incredibly beautiful. In my very humble opinion people stop decorating too early on so often walls are left unadorned and bare. Think about installing shelves and then layering with stuff not only will it enliven your wall its practical too. A top tip to make simple cheap as chips shelves look way more gallery esq is to box them out with MDF to fatten them up – hence they look way more bespoke. If you paint out the same colour as your walls the objects on the shelves will be the star of the show which is exactly what we want. Old vintage letters found in flea markets and auction houses are all the trend and can be made from anything wood, bakelite, zinc and so on and add instant whimsy and fun to plain old walls. Another favourite trick of mine is to spray paint in the glossiest of hues old flea market found cupboards in the brightest of hues to give them a rock n roll vibe.

To me interiors should look and feel well travelled, laid back with a kind of low key luxury and you only get that vibe when you start adding stuff. Line the walls with shelves, spray paint the odd vintage find and wham bam magic starts to happen and you will have yourself a very fabulous home.

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