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Don’t you think it would be cool if they let you go around furniture and homewares stores, picking what you liked and trying it all out together? Well, let’s face it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t — within reason– to really get a feel for how pieces might look together in your home. That’s exactly what I did at Freedom’s Artarmon store last week with the help of one of their interior decorators, Samantha Collier. Winter is a great excuse (sorry, time!) to change up your home, so it was fun coming up with a living and bedroom look to share with you. What’s more EVERYTHING is currently on sale at Freedom. Yes, everything!
This first, living room look, starts with the ridiculously comfy Hamilton modular lounge. I really wish I had space for a huge squashy lounge like this at home. I’d never leave it! We took a black and white base palette and warmed it up with some gold, texture and pattern. I particularly like the Ebony rug too, which really pulls together the monochrome with the warmer beiges and browns here. It feels lovely underfoot too, which is always nice when it’s cooler.
The great thing about a lounge like this is it’s a neutral base which you can completely change the look of if you want to seasonally, if you move house or just because you feel like embracing the latest trend. You can imagine this would look great with pastel or brighter cushions and throws too, or even pale timber furniture.
My favourite pieces from this look (clockwise from top left): Asteroid Deco Object ($19.89), Mahala cushion ($34.89), Zulu throw ($96.69), Mirage cushion ($42.39).
When it came to choosing some Freedom homewares to create a cosy, winter look for this bed (the Hudson Queen Bed in Slate), I couldn’t resist my favourite palette of navy and blush. I’m in love with these velvet Pinwheel cushions, which are currently an absolute steal in the sale. So luxe and grown up, and it’s nice to mix up all the squares and rectangles of a bed with something round.
There’s no doubt that faux fur is having a moment too and this throw is an easy way to add texture and warmth to your bed. When it comes to knitted throws, the chunkier the better, I’d say! Don’t be afraid to keep your bed casual and a little messy. Hotel perfection is for hotels! Who has time for that in real life?!
I added a pop of gold with this embroidered cushion. It’s always nice to have a mix of patterned and plain and different sizes and shapes of cushions. Have fun with your bed and don’t be too formulaic.
I have touches of gold all over my home and while this lamp is pretty bling, provided you pair it with the right linen and accessories, that’s not a bad thing (did I mention it’s less than $50?)!
My favourites from this look (clockwise from top left): Quincey cushion ($33.89), Pinwheel cushion ($24.39), Quincey throw ($96.69), Loopy throw ($149.19).
Absolutely everything used here is currently on sale at Freedom, in store and online, as well as everything else they sell. So if you’ve been looking to warm up your space for the cooler months, head to your local store.
Just don’t go getting me in trouble. Remember to put things back where you found them (if you’re not buying them all that is!).