Creating a statement in the home can be difficult, especially for those living in rental properties where there are sometimes restrictions on renovating and decorating. Making a statement or a feature can be even more tricky when you’re sticking to a tight budget. Interior designer and former professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Garry Cohn, has shared his simple yet effective hack for creating a “statement” in the home.
Garry has over 30 years in the interior design industry where he has worked on luxury hotel, retail and residential projects.
Originally from New York, Garry now resides in Dublin, Ireland and was a presenter on the hit TV series, Design Doctors.
Garry said one of the keys to making a statement is using things that “look beautiful”.
However, sometimes buying an “ugly” object can make a bigger statement.
For those adding furniture to a room that already follows a colour palette, take the furniture from different parts of the house that matches and contrasts with the colour scheme and put them in the middle of the room.
He said: “They came from different rooms so already you look like you went out and bought new things.
“I’m sure you have all the things in your home to make a beautiful room, scattered in other rooms.”
“It’s about looking at what you have and putting it together in a new way.”