Home styling always feels overwhelming and never-ending. Many of you look for gorgeous home and lifestyle publications and aspire for that polished. Some of us even seek professional help to achieve a perfectly-styled home. Interior designers have fabulous styles that are great at sourcing hard-to-find pieces, and they have a meticulous eye for detail.
7 Basic of Interior Styling Will Completely Transform Your Dwelling
However, learning the basics of styling isn’t so hard, and doing so will give you the power to completely transform your home, sure without hiring an interior designer. Here seven basics of interior styling will completely transform your home.
1. Spruce up small space
Even you just have a small space doesn’t mean you should have tiny furniture. In fact, oversized floor lamps, carpets, or art can actually make your room look larger. Remember, if you’re blessed with large open-plan spaces, don’t just select large furniture.
- Consider small couch and clustered side tables.
- In the bookshelves and buffet, consider creating vignettes of little treasures on your bookshelves and buffet.
- Group artwork together in a striking gallery wall.
- Place rugs to anchor chairs and tables and create living ‘zones’.
2. Don’t rely on downlights
Don’t just rely on your ceiling downlights because you’ll struggle to create warmth. Make sure you have a good mix of floor lamps, wall lights, and small table lights to ensure a wide variety of ambient lighting options. Additionally, to create appealing shadows, and to highlight special items, point the light sources in many different directions.
3. Color decoding
Color can be a good thing for home styling. But as a simple styling rule, never mix color tones. To embrace bold, primary colors, then a dusky pink or chocolate brown will completely clash. And don’t go too crazy with color or you’ll create a room that’s hard to relax in.
4. Shapes and sizes
In fact, some symmetry can work great in the home, and a space that has everything lined up precisely can look clinical and stale. A simple styling rule is ‘avoid convention’ which means use different shapes and sizes of pillows, cluster artworks, have mismatched dining chairs. Because different is always better to create a home you’ll live forever.
5. Play with colors
The most common styling mistakes are sticking rigidly to one ‘theme’ or color palette. It will just result in a stale space that looks like a new suburb display home. Opting for artwork that matches your soft furnishings is a no-no. Pillows can change, but art is for life.
6. Displaying arts
Ensure your art is hung at eye level. You’ll lose the impact of the art if you have to look up to see it properly. Don’t ever hang your arts at the eye level of the tallest member of the household. Hang them a little lower in dining areas and living rooms where everyone is most likely to be seated.
7. Bring life with plants
As always, plants bring life into space and make it feel like home. It’s so simple and easy to do yourself. Choose a plant that suits the amount of light in your home, and it’s optional for you whether you’re going for low or height and leafy.