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How to transform your living space with affordable art prints.

I realise that my signature colours are usually very Spring and Summer. However, now that the outdoor temperature have started to plummet, there is no denying that Winter is fast approaching.

Velvet sofas are perfect for the cold season, because they look and feel cosy.  I thought I’d share with you my 5 quick steps on how to transform your living space into an inviting Winter ready space on a budget.

First of all, Step 1: Style it dark.

You could paint the wall a dark shade of grey, deep blue or even black, against which the olive green of the sofa will pop. affordable art prints However, I haven’t the time to paint my wall, which leads me to – Step 2 : Add a collection of affordable art prints in seasonal shades. I have bought a collection of abstract and geometric prints in my favourite Winter gem tones of Emerald green, Black Onyx, Coral pink, deep sapphire blue with a touch of old style glamour in the gold frames.

These affordable art prints were all from Desenio. Step 3:  Add a woolly rug that feels warm and comforting to the touch.

Step 4 : Select a scatter of cushions and a Winter throw. I’ve picked a palette of black and gold.  Step 5: Add a bit of your own personality.

You may have already noticed that there is a brightly coloured floral cushion in the centre and multi coloured striped throw amongst the black and white monochrome. That’s because I couldn’t let the Summer in me go.  So what do you think?

Rather than spend money and time on repainting the wall, try the affordable art prints.

They have really allowed me to go Winter dark without breaking the bank or into a sweat.

All the other decorative accessories used ( cushions, rug and blankets) were what I already owned at home.

Finally, add some cosy life into the space with a scented candle, books and snuggle up with some hot cocoa.

Hope you have enjoyed my tips on how to transform your space into a Winter ready space on a budget.

You can also get your own Winter ready art prints from Desenio with a 25% discount ( except for handpicked/collaboration posters) by quoting ‘littlebigbell’ at checkout.

The code is valid from31st October to 2nd November,

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

(All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. All views are my own).

How to rock the pastel boho style interiors at home with JUNIQE.

I always get super excited when asked to curate gallery walls. These pastel beauties are all from JUNIQE, a lifestyle brand for curated and affordable wall art, fashion, home accessories and stationery.

(From top left to right) The Dragon fruit popsicle print is by Cafelab ; The Giraffe is by Paul Fuentes; Soft Shapes is bu XOXO arte.

(Bottom left to right) Graphic123 by Mareike Böhmer; Shoes 02 by Babeth Lafon and Perfect Mason by Xchange Art Studio.

boho style interiors As the title suggests, I’ve decided to show you how to rock a pastel boho style. I’m not sure whether there is such a style with pastels, but it is my style.

Here are 5 elements required to create a boho look:

1.Hand made textiles with texture.

My Moroccan style throw over my green sofa ticks the boxes for textured textiles, with its knots and tassels.

2. A little bit of gold sparkle.

The two cushions with gold prints are also from Juniqe. The Cactus Mustard cushion and polka dot cushion called Wren are both by Charlotte Winter. 3. Jewel tones.

Vibrant pinks, purples and oranges add interest for a Boho style look. These colours are in the flowers and throw.  4. Greenery.

Lots of indoor houseplants are essential for a Boho vibe. I have included only one plant, but perhaps could have added some hanging greens or small potted succulents.

5. Warm Earthy tones.

There needs to be a balance of earthy tones, often from the vintage furniture seen in a boho styled room.

The elements of earthiness here come from the brown tones in the throw and from the Rattan table. Once you have inserted all the elements of Boho style to your decor, then add something very sweet and pastel to create a sharp contrast.

These prints that I’ve selected, were perfect for creating an overall pastel boho style look. If a ‘pastel’ boho style interiors never existed before, it now does.

Do check out JUNIQE’s site. All their designs are specially curated and handpicked before being made into art prints and homeware. I have also got a special 10% voucher code at checkout for you that will be active from 12noon UK time on Monday 3rd July, just quote LittleBigBell10.

Hope you have enjoyed my new room styling. wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Juniqe, but all views and opinions are my own).

How to create a gallery wall for small spaces.

This is the landing at the top floor of our home. It is a small area surrounded by two bedrooms and a bathroom. how-to-create-a-gallery-wall-for-small-spaces I have in the past attempted to decorate this wall with a collection of prints. It didn’t work out using prints of different sizes and designs , because it made the space look smaller and cluttered.

It finally dawned on me this weekend that, to make the space feel less busy, I should take an opposite approach.

I went for simple two tone colour prints, grouped together to create the effect of an oversized art print. This completely brightened and opened up the space.

The ‘Twin Tone Play’ screenprints I used were from Lane (lanebypost.com). The vibrant blocks of colours accentuated the decor on the sideboard. small spaces gallery wall Everything looked so happy and in harmony don’t you think? Isn’t that puffin so cute? My husband bought it for my birthday last year. The vertical blocks of colour also created a sense of height in this small space. I’ve tried to create a midcentury modern vibe with my Eames bird and colourful Holmegaard vases.

So there you go, large blocks of colours can really open and brighten up small spaces.

Do you have a similar small and forgotten space in your home, just waiting for an injection of colour and happiness?

There are twelve colours in the print collection, so do take a look at Lane for your perfect combination.

Wishing you a wonderful start to your week.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Lane <lanebypost.com> . All views and opinions are my own).

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