“Should I redecorate my home?” is not a foreign question to many homeowners. At such a dynamic time, when trends — and not to mention personal tastes — can’t help but change constantly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when you find yourself feeling a tad bored with the current state of your pad. While a lot can go into redecorating a home, that isn’t to say it always has to be a hassle — small changes, with the right approach, can actually go a long way.
If you’re feeling in the mood for a home makeover, but don’t want anything unnecessarily complicated, why change up the vibes with a few tweaks here and there? To aid you on your quick redecorating project, we’ve gathered four bold and beautiful pieces of home decor that are sure to take your space to the next level. Scroll to see these quick and easy approaches to revamping your space, and making your home even homier.
Brighten up your space
Imported but often overlooked, you’d be surprised how much a little bit of light can do to your space. While there isn’t a lot you can do to change how much light enters your home, you can control how much illumination there is from the inside — by investing in lamps. What’s even better is these furniture pieces also serve an aesthetic purpose, adding a flair for refinement to the space.
We recommend: Orbital by Foscarini, and Equatore by Fontana Arte.
The Orbital Terra floor lamp is a true eye-catcher, created using five stained glass discs of varying shapes attached to lacquered metal. Perfect for those who are individualistic and unabashedly themselves, the extravagant lamp’s unique design adds a fun flair to your home and keeps things interesting. The Equatore, on the other hand, reinterprets the classic lamp with a glass shade. Two luminous discs are placed within a metal band, very much reminiscent of the line of the equator. Perfect for the sophisticated and refined homeowner, this addition will definitely bring a touch of aesthetic derring-do.
Available at Motif, Central Embassy. motifartofliving.com
Splurge on shelves
It’ll help you get organised, and also serve as decor for your wall — what’s not to love? Opt for something both aesthetically pleasing and reliable, and be sure to add in a personal twist. Whether it’s a carefully placed trinket from your travels, or a new plant, bring a spark of life to your home by interspersing elements of your own loves amongst your shelved everyday items.
We recommend: Eos from Rimadesio
An innovative wall shelving system, the Eos designs gives you a lacquered glass top and aluminium frame — which, at only 8mm, is surprisingly sturdy considering its elegance. A special anchoring system ensures that the shelf can be installed onto your walls without exposing any screws — so sleek, so clean — and also comes with a led lighting system.
Available at Seasons, Ekkamai 20. seasonsofliving.com
Get a big, bold work of art
The very best homes are often homes with character — and a surefire way to add a touch of your own character to your space, is through art. Whether they’re rare collector’s items, exquisitely painted landscapes, or even streaked with wit, the art you fill your space with says a lot about your persona. Curate the impression you want to set by investing art pieces that reflect who you are, or possibly even who you want to be.
We recommend: Illustrations by Pamda Bure
Having grown up in a department store-centric era, in foreign countries across the globe, Pamda’s international heritage plays a big role in the way she approaches her work. Known for limited edition illustrations that are non-country/nationality specific, her creations represent truly inclusive, metropolitan art. Shapes, forms and colours are kept simple, while detail and precision dominate. It is within the clear schemes she set for herself that Pamda finds room to play — elements are manipulated, twisted and cajoled. Collected by clients worldwide, expect illustrations that touch upon existential meanings with a hint of humour. Private commissions are also available.
Shipping available worldwide. pamdabure.com
Or perhaps a sculpture
Art doesn’t necessarily have to come in the form of a painting. For those who prefer more tangibly engaging work, why not brighten things up around the house by welcoming a new sculpture? Ranging from classical works of art, to lighthearted forms, the possibilities are endless, and can definitely offer a great conversation-starter piece the next time you have guests over.
We recommend: Thalia, Muse of Comedy Sculpture and the Statuette of a Hippopotamus Sculpture from The Metropolitan Museum of art store
The sculpture of Thalia — muse of comedy and pastoral poetry — is a replica of the second-century Roman original, resembling the exquisitely crafted Greek models of the late fourth to early third century BC. It was created in cooperation with the Vatican Museums, and perfect for lovers of the classics, or those simply looking to spruce up their space with a flair of extravagance. The Statuette of a Hippopotamus, on the other hand, is lighthearted and holds a soft spot in our hearts. Often known as William, it’s adorned with elegant doodles of lotus blossoms and marsh plants, reminding us of its favourite habitat by the shallow banks of the Nile River.
Available at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. the-met.asia