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Laying it out and Accessorising it up...

Chris is all about the accents and everything having a place to suit so when our interiors questions on the FB Page turned up Rebecca, Natalie and Kirby asking about just that we sought his advise quick smart


Rebecca and Kirby asked about rugs and cushions and where to place them.. 

Chris said..

It's best to buy your sofas first and then your rug (Kirby has already done step 1)
The most common rug size is 160cm x 230cm, but these days the stores stock just about every dimension.
In terms of sofa placement, a L-shape configuration is a good idea if you're working a TV into the space. Bear in mind that when you walk into the room, it's best to make the sofa your focal point.
Once you have your sofas, determine what size rug you need. If you have a large space and want to make it feel cosier, tuck the rug about 20cm under your sofa.
If you have a small space and want to make it feel roomier, push the edge of the rug just to the edge of the sofa, to make the space feel larger. 
Cushions can often take their lead from either artwork or favourite decor pieces 

Natalie wanted to know what to add to her space...

Chris said...
  
Your space is crying out for a rug - it's the first thing I'd do to warm up those tiles! 
As a whole, the space needs pattern and texture to make it feel more inviting.
Consider a black and white patterned rug and bring in some warm red and orange tones in cushions and throws. Metallics like bronze and silver would work well here too.
Pattern is your friend, and a floor lamp in the corner near the TV would also help. 
I've attached a picture of a theme that would work wonderfully here.




45 comments

  1. Everything in the slow cooker, hearty stews, soups, roasts, all served up with a glass of red wine.

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  2. Savannah loves being outside - she crawls and tried to walk, these would be great to pop her in so her clothes don't get wet if the grass is damp.she crawls over anything! Puddles, mud, you name it!

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  3. Slow cooked yellow chicken curry, full of dissolving sweet potato, pumpkin and carrots...

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  4. My little one loves rolling in the grass and jumping into puddles.

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  5. Helping me in the garden with the weeding, planting & watering!

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  6. Out in the garden making mud pies.

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  7. Helping Daddy or Grandpa in the garage, grubbed up in grease, wood shavings, dust, paint or whatever else the boys have their hands in that day. So much fun helping and learning too.

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  8. He shakes his spill proof water bottle all over the sand does "dancing feet" in it.

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  9. My son's nickname is "grubs". He's into everything-rubbish bin, eating grass and dirt, smearing food, chewing shoes-boys! Lol

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  10. Curry! Any curry be it chicken, beef or lamb. It's warming, soothing and comforting. Perfect for a winter's day.

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  11. My grandsons live in Cairns, and when it is VERY wet, they love nothing better than to crawl around their back yard getting wet and muddy and then wonder why their Mum almost wants to hose them down before entering the house.

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  12. A good hearty casserole & mashed potatoes & veggies ❤️

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  13. Zucchini slice with a yummy salad : )

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  14. Nothing like a roast with all the trimmings!

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  15. Leek and potato soup! Yummmmm!

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  16. My grandchildren love getting grubby at nannas playing in the sunlight away from the television.

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  17. I love stewed rhubarb and baked rice pudding for a treat.

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  18. With Alex its food-turn your back for a split second and she'll use her super baby sped to coat herself and everything around her in morsels

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  19. my little one loves to water plants and take out weeds from our veggie patch with his dad.

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  20. I’ve many a winter comfort food, but Grandma’s
    vegetable soup puts me in a warmer mood, full of love and goodness, fending off
    any sickness!

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  21. Family lives on the farm so my little boy loves to play with the cows, horses and mud.

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  22. On a wet cold winter night the best food is a hot curry that warms you mouth, insides and keeps you full the whole night

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  23. Little granddaughters love to find 'new pets'.... 3 and 18mth old squealing over finding worms! Fun loving mess!

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  24. My fave winter food...it's got to be a lamb roast,
    But then again, I'm not fussy- a close second would be grilled cheese on toast!

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  25. My favourite winter food is slow cooked lamb shanks in red wine, served over mash.

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  26. Thai pumpkin soup & a hot crusty roll

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  27. It seems my daughter's favourite way to get grubby this week has been to rummage into my makeup cupboard (only my nice stuff, not my cheap stuff of course!), drop it all in our toilet, then fish it out with her hands and smear it on the wall. Needless to say I won't be asking my sister to babysit again any time soon!

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  28. Nothing beats a good old casserole for warming up your chilled bones!

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  29. Slow cooked tomato and basil lamb shanks in a roast pumpkin broth! Best of both worlds! Soup AND shanks!

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  30. Playing with her 2 dogs, she transforms into 'dog Lilly'. 3 year olds lol !

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  31. I love a curry,

    Purely because it can be done in a hurry.

    The smell roars my stomach alive,

    Without spice, I couldn’t survive.

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  32. Scotch Broth. It reminds me of my Gran. Her warm kitchen always had pots of goodness, laced with love, bubbling away on her stove.

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  33. Good old-fashioned spaghetti bolognese - quick, easy and plenty of opportunity to hide vegies for the kids.

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  34. My facebook (used to log in) is Chantelle Mc Robertson

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  35. My Fave Thai Pumpkin Soup is the scoop!

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  36. roast pumpkin, pear and sweet potato soup

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  37. Roasted tomato and garlic barley risotto

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  38. Playing kitchens in the garden for kids theres still great enjoyment in making mud pies.

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  39. A big bowl of spicy eggplant pasta bake

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  40. Living in the wettest part of the country there is always plenty of puddles and lots of mud. Kids can't resist it!

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  41. Oops I ended up being a guest :-p

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