The term “basic” has gotten a bad rap in recent years. It conjures up images of “dreary” décor items like neutral rugs and white sofas, but these timeless staples are the groundwork for effortlessly elegant spaces.
From brilliant table lamps to standout tabletop accessories – keep scrolling for the pieces that never go out of style and the pros will always love.
A White Sofa
The only certainties in life may be death and taxes, but add to that the need for a perfect white sofa. It will anchor your living spaces. Get it right and the rest will follow. Pictured is an affordable James Lane sofa. Read more, ’10 Easy Pieces the Perfect White Sofa.’
A Brilliant Lamp
A great table lamp can easily mix in with almost any home space, giving rooms elegance, height and confidence. A classic design should be neutral enough to not hog all the attention but have an interesting yet simple shape that adds character and gravitas to a room.
They’re essential, the first things people notice, and you can’t skimp:
cheap lamps signal cheap interior.
Check Bragg & Co which has quickly made classic contemporary lamps its own – used by everyone from powerhouse talents like Cameron Kimber to Charlotte Coote, Brownlow Interior Design, Anna Spiro, Lynda Kerry, Paul Bangay, Steve Cordony, Pigott’s Store, and Halcyon House. Read more, ‘Hands Down, This Is The Best Occasional Furniture Brand.’
A Decent Side Table
Like your wardrobe, your interior should be based on a few timeless staples that you can mix and match – starting with decent side tables, bedsides, etageres, coffee tables such as Bragg & Co’s new occasional furniture range, launched this month. Available in raffia and gloss, available in any Dulux colours.
A Wonderful Mirror
Every space needs one! A great mirror will lighten a room, reflect views, add sparkle and instantly double the objects you own. Read more, ‘Mirrors 101: Best of 2018 Design Trends.’
A Potted Plant
A space never feels finished without some form of greenery, and it’s also one of the easiest decor items to add. An organic element just breathes life into a room, fills a bare corner and adds softness. Try anything from a potted plant to a sculptural, sprawling tree. Read more, ’10 Things Nobody Tells You About Indoor Plants.’
Layer it into a home whether its a sisal, woven tray or rattan chair. Natural texture never goes out of style and always grounds the space.
A Fabulous Armchair
Extra seating is always a necessity, so make it comfortable and super-stylish. A mix of armchairs that is good visually with plenty of upright and sprawling options to suit all guests and every décor. We love MCM House’s classic Low Life armchair.
A Good Tray
We love a good tray. They’re one of the most versatile and functional home accessories, perfect for creating a simple moment in any space. Ideal to give odds and ends a home, create dimension, and keep a collected and polished feel anywhere from the bathroom to the kitchen.
An Earthy Vessel
Use as many natural elements as possible—it’s a great way of bringing the outdoors in. Try seeking out earthy vessels and pottery of all shapes and sizes. We love these marble objects by top designer Greg Natale.