30 June 2021

We’ve been hit by some harsh weather bombs and dismal days of late. A perfect time, I thought, to deliver some colour bombs to this page – something cheerful for anyone feeling a little washed out.

Finding product that’s wonderfully bright was hardly a harsh assignment as there’s plenty to behold. I couldn’t help smiling when I saw certain things, like the frog bed (from ifurniture) and the My Garden rug (from Rugs & More). Isn’t it great when you find something that makes you respond in such a way? And I did think that starting each day popping bread into that bright red toaster (as opposed to my dull, stainless steel version) might also tilt the happiness scale.



Of course, brightening up your décor doesn’t have to involve a complete redecorate. It only takes one coloured piece – for example a cushion, lamp or blanket – to make a statement in a neutral space. A bright chair, or bed head is another simple, yet attention-grabbing, way to bring a delightful dollop of colour into your home. If subdued colour or a neutral palette is more your thing, then it may be that burnt orange or mustard may be the hues that could add some dash. Or, the green of living greenery?

I am currently adding pops of bright green to my décor – indoor plants are so back in vogue. It’s comforting to know there are faux versions available in various Westgate Lifestyle stores and artwork depicting thriving plants too. Comforting because, if your track record of keeping plants alive isn’t that crash hot, plants can still be part of your world, perpetually looking fabulously evergreen.

Enjoy the many sales on out there too. They alone may brighten your day!

|1.Montpellier Cushion, $99, from Hunter Furniture |2.Forty winks 500gsm plain, dyed blanket, now $40.00, Briscoes |3.Sonic kids My Garden, $109 – $159, from Rugs & More |4.Oriental bedside turquoise, $450, The Importer |5.Legare frog single size toddler bed by Legare, $369.00, from ifurniture |6.Waterfall queen bed frame by Nero Furniture – blue, $1,299, Harvey Norman |7.Suri duvet set – Sienna – King, $115.60, from NOOD |8.Benro.25 table lamp – blue, $46.23, from Lighting Plus |9.Smeg TSF01RDAU 2 slice toaster, $299.00, from Kitchen Things |10.Cool green canvas, $149.00, from NOOD.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.