Modern Living – How to Decorate with Style

2017 is nearly upon us so now is the time to consider giving your home a stylish reboot. And we've got just the thing to get you started...


'Out with the old, in with the new' is a phrase that particularly applies as we come to the end of the year and prepare to usher in the next one. It's also the time when we start to think about refreshing our homes, whether it be a lick of paint, a new bathroom or a full head-to-toe revamp.

'Modern Living – How to Decorate with Style', by UK interiors journalist and Fizz editor Claire Bingham, is a natty tome with more than 200 pages of stunning photography, brimming with inspiring yet achievable decorating tips. Current trends from Fusion to New Country are highlighted and in a nod to the digital age, interior bloggers including Abigail Ahern and Lucy Meek give us an insight into their personal style and current projects.

ABOVE: The organic tiger stripes of the 'Tiger' rug by Barber & Osgerby for The Rug Company contrast with the wall's graphic horizontals
BELOW FROM LEFT: Sacha Walckhoff's 'B' bed for Savoir Beds is covered in 'Powder' blue Alcantara and has useful cubby holes on either side which soften this brutal industrial space; 'The Road', an oversized architectural wallpaper by Riccardo Zulato for LondonArt, offsets contemporary bathroom fixtures and accessories; The floral 'Kabala' wallpaper and fabric by Harlequin covers both wall and sofa, creating a simple yet dramatic statement

ABOVE: We love this witty suspended 'Cacoon' tent by Nick and Sarah McDonald of Cacoon World and the way it adds a touch of humour to this modernist space

Above all else, this is an extremely visual collection of ideas designed to fire up your brain and unleash your inner stylist. Looks like we’ll be busy in 2017…

'Modern Living – How To Decorate With Style' by Claire Bingham (teNeues, £29.95) 

Pictures: The Rug Company, Savoir Beds, London Art, Harlequin, KSL Living, Fay Marko