FURNITURE, cushions, lighting, bedding… they all go a long way to making your home cool, quirky and personal.
But one of the best ways to add the finishing touch to your decor is investing in a piece of original artwork, that you can keep forever.
And we love animal-inspired pieces here at Pillow Mag.
Yes, it may be a little bit of extra cash, but if you buy something that you love, you will want to show it off… trust us.
Pillow Mag Editor Angharad Llewellyn says: “When I moved from a dingy (but very trendy) council flat in Brick Lane, to a more serene pad in South London, I invested in a couple of original art pieces. I bought a print of Darwin’s Finches by Charley Harper, and piece of original art (featuring a melancholy badger) that is illustrated on a used postcard. I wanted to mark the occasion somehow that I was leaving that mouldy flat behind!
“Now if someone comes around to my new place, I love to show them the pieces of art I invested in. It’s an extension of my personality and the animal theme runs across all my homewares.”
An amazing array of pieces are available from the range of original art at www.saatchionline.com.
And if you like something that is slightly out of budget, prints are also available of many of the pieces.
We love this print of a penguin from Saatchionline.com, left.
We love the range of homewares from Anthropologie. There is so much to swoon over on their gorgeous site, but we have spotted something that we think will really make a statement.
We are coveting this quirky hare vase, available for £20.
But nothing beats owning a piece that no one else will have.
We can’t staring at Zoom en el bosque azul (zoom in the blue forest) by Lia Porto from Argentina, available from saatchionline.com.
The original piece costs $2,200 but we can’t imagine ever falling out of love with this beautiful piece of art.