Without a doubt, all of us want to make our home look like a magazine cover. Sometimes, we strive so desperately to change it that it seems like we’re moving furniture, throwing things away, and buying every single item from the new home decor catalog. But actually, there is no need to begin a drastic repair or make a dramatic rearrangement.
There are some techniques you can put in place that guarantee a stylish home not just in today’s context, but for years to come as well.
The easiest and fool proof way to make your home more stylish is to add more of who you are and what you like. Make it a beautiful place you are eager to spend time in and love it as much as you can.
Even if your available floor space is limited, pick a rug that almost stretches from wall to wall to give the room a more spacious feel. Similarly, a rug in an open-plan home can ‘zone’ a space. Pick a plush rug that feels luxe underfoot and don’t be afraid to choose something with color.
Try alternating between vertical and horizontal book piles on shelves. Horizontal stacks will break the pattern of the vertical lines and add more visual interest, making it much easier to style the shelves with additional objects.
Baskets are great to fill with clutter before guests arrive or carry from room to room to pick up stuff and take objects back to where they belong. They seem much more expensive and exotic than they really are. Having them around the house in a few visible spots makes them feel part of the decor.
Gather all the candles you have and arrange them in small groups around the house. The living room and entrance are great spots to start. Lighting candles in groups is much more effective than displaying them individually because they will provide a bigger glow, which is perfect for the evenings and when you have guests over.
Not only do light blankets and throws make everything look cozier and lived-in, but they provide an effortless way to add texture or color/pattern to a rather flat or neutral room. If you want only one throw, make sure it’s not neatly folded, but thrown a little loosely.
We’re willing to bet you spend the most time in your bedroom out of any other space in your home. However, it can be hard to decorate a bedroom into a calm, organized retreat that helps you sleep without sacrificing your personal style and aesthetic. One of the most popular decor trends in the last...