How your home can tell a story

When you buy or rent a place for the first time, you have a blank canvas, ready to be filled. Our homes tell the story of our lives; how we decorate them and fill them expresses our individuality and shows visitors just who we are. Not only that but creating a space in which you are content, and at peace, somewhere you’re truly happy to live, can have a beneficial effect on your mental health.

In creating this space, you’re creating somewhere you can be yourself, and the addition of a few curios and objets d’art can bring this vision to life, making it seem as though you’ve employed an interior designer!

Interior decor is a big job, though. Making your space your own can be as simple as a few carefully chosen pieces such as these:

Dove Chimes: let your imagination take flight

These delightful doves are the world away from the traditional clunky wind chimes. Their grace in flight is captured beautifully in brass.  This is a quirky yet contemporary piece which would grace any space.

Bird of Paradise: let your spirit soar

This beautiful Bird of Paradise is sure to give you pleasure on a daily basis. It’s intricately interleaved copper strands provide a fascinating textural depth to intrigue and delight. This bird is certainly a conversation starter; the grace and form of its lines echo the fabulous displays of its real-life namesake. Undeniably this is a piece to treasure.

Crushed bottle puzzle: display your playful side

This off-beat curio is certain to provoke a reaction. This brushed aluminium piece is, in fact, a fiendish puzzle, looking at first glance like a piece of litter. Tactile at the same time as being intellectually stimulating, it’s a prime example of why you shouldn’t take things at face value, and a great statement piece.

Chess Bookend: unleash your inner grandmaster

Chess Bookend: unleash your inner grandmaster

What better way to demonstrate your intellect than this combination of books and chess? “In life, as in chess, forethought wins,” said the author Charles Buxton. This marriage of form and function demonstrates your capability always to be thinking a few steps ahead, stick some heavyweight volumes in the middle, and any guest will be suitably awed by your brainpower.

Hand blown art glass apple: a fruity addition

The beautiful smoky finish on the hand-blown glass apple will add a chic and contemporary tone to any space it’s included. The nice crackle on the finish gives the piece a beautiful visual impact as well as implying excellent tactility. This is a beautiful object to own, and an exquisite example of the glassblower’s art.

These are, of course, just a few examples of ways that you can make your space tell a story. The right objects, in the right places, can make your home somewhere you long to return to, and are proud to invite people. Why not explore further at

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Top Trending Furniture In India In 2016 (Content Princess)

The top trends in furniture this year are all focused on saving space and having multiple uses.

The Top Trend In Beds

Beds designs with multiple uses are quite popular this year. The bed design currently in high demand is the sofa cum bed. This bed design allows for quickly changing from a bed to a couch and from a sofa to bed.

This bed design is best used in a living room. It gives the ability to turn it into an extra bedroom as needed when there are guests in the house.

This bed design could also be used in an office for those long work days when you don’t have time to go back home to sleep.

Many of these bed designs also include hidden storage compartments under the cushions for less often used items.

Corner Units

More and more people have begun including corner unit shelving in their home furnishings. These corner units make use of what would otherwise be wasted space.

These units add both extra storage space for organising and storing your things, and extra display surfaces for displaying pieces of a collector.

If the room involved is not large enough for additional furniture, consider standard room furnishings that can be placed in corners to use this wasted space. Corner shelving can also be used here to add extra space to organise your belongings.

Bar Units

Bar unit furniture is becoming a hugely popular addition to living rooms. These units have several shelves and racks to hold glasses and bottles and keep things organised.

Bar units also make great pieces with which to entertain guests.

If the whole unit would take up too much space in your living room, then consider a wall mounted shelving unit to display and organise your bottles.

Wall Units

Wall units can quickly become the focal point of an entertainment room or living room. These units can be used for holding the TV and has many shelves and racks to keep other things organised as well. This can be an excellent means for holding and displaying your books and magazines.

Many of these units also have display cabinets built into them for showing your more fragile collection pieces.

Two Tone Finish

A rising trend currently seen in many contemporary furniture designs is a two shade finish. This is commonly done in two shades of brown but is observed in other colours as well.

This finish is most commonly used on dressers and display cabinets but has been used in chairs and even bed frames.

Space Organisers

Space organisers are trending this year due to their utility and the many excellent varieties of designs and colours available. There is some design out there to fit with any furniture style.

If your current dressers, shelves, and cabinets aren’t enough to store and organise all your belongings, space organisers can be an excellent and useful addition. Another bonus to these units is how less expensive some of the available designs are compared to other furniture.