Creating a beautiful home can be daunting at times when you just want to give your new home a new life! The Art of Styling Your Home will take you to the next level to create the look you want to achieve in your home.
Although we all wish we could have an interior designer who helps design principles for different ways to style our own home, show you different dining table vignettes, or even help you with a color palette. The Art of Your Styling Your Home is a style that speaks to you and comes from your heart.
Once upon a time, I would struggle with having what seemed the easiest thing in my home (the couch) adequately positioned. Although my husband wouldn’t mind any arrangement, I wasn’t comfortable, it was like I was missing something or something wasn’t right each time I walked into the living room. I’d often stand in there for some minutes and ask my husband for his thought, “honey, what do say we move the smaller one behind, and the bigger one facing the entrance? We could have the bead board here, the vase on that side, and move the shelf just behind it….” I would go on and on, and after a few days, I wanted it better. Yes, I was that confused!
The Art of Styling Your Home is a creative process.
Choosing your interior design style is one of the most enjoyable aspects of designing your house. Your style, whether antique or contemporary, rustic or futuristic, may reveal a lot about you and how you want to express yourself. However, there are instances when it is more important to take care of an older piece that means something to you than to select a style that matches your personality.
If you have an item in your house that has been passed down through the family or that you’ve always liked, but it no longer fits your current style, don’t get rid of it!
Few of us have houses as picture-perfect as those in magazines. Unfortunately, regardless of budget, most of us just lack the energy to keep our living spaces at the level of perfection that print magazines demand on shoot days. In truth, there is much more to an interior shooting than meets the eye: Furniture is rearranged, accessories are sent by the truckload, and power wires are taped to table legs (or simply photoshopped out). Soft stylists are professionals who specialize in making linens and other materials seem billowy and “perfectly imperfect.”
The Art of Styling Your Home needs to be realistic
While we should not put too much pressure on ourselves to live up to the unrealistic standards of magazines (whether in interiors, fashion, or elsewhere), it doesn’t hurt to learn a few tips of the trades to make our own homes feel more curated and polished.
The art of styling your home involves more than just space planning and staging. The vital part of the discovery is you. It’s about the personal discovery of what brings you happiness, sourcing and putting together precious items that you love, and arranging them stylishly and beautifully in a way that works, reflects you, and makes you feel at home. Here are a few tips to guide you all the way through.
Add a focal point
Having a focal point will help your home look more welcoming and create a more comfortable resting area if you position the furniture and other items around it. A focal point is the home’s region or area that gets your attention immediately. Usually, it is something visually appealing and intriguing to look at: An extraordinary piece of art in your home, an architectural feature, a piece of furniture, or wall art. However, this can also be an exterior view, bay windows with views of trees, lakes, or mountains from a good seating position inside and outside your home. When entering your home, the focal point should be the first thing that calls your attention or that of your guest. If you haven’t, would you like to try it out?
Tips for creating a focal point with these styling tips.
Without a focal point, a room can quickly become overwhelming and boring. A focal point gives you that “spark” and not-so-easily forgotten picture of your home. Here are a few tips to help you create a focal point in your home.
Accent Wall – Accent wall is easy to create and does not require any particular architectural components. It is easy to DIY from the start. You can create an accent wall with Paints, tiles, or wallpaper.
A Big window – A big window that lets in lots of natural light is beautiful.
Curtains – Floor-to-ceiling curtains make a beautiful focal point. It gives the room some more space and produces elegant flows.
Mirror – A large mirror suspended in the center of the room will serve as the ideal focal point and brighten the room.
Perk up a Focal Point with a Unique Piece of Furniture. Another excellent approach to establishing a focal point is using a sizable piece of furniture. Perhaps you’ve visited a place and kept thinking about the large, beautiful bed or the long, exquisite couch? Great! That’s because they have become the focal point of the room.
Fireplace – If you are fortunate enough to have a fireplace in your home, use it! When appropriately highlighted, it will evoke a mystical and cozy feeling.
Adding texture and patterns.
The texture is all about details. Every part of a home, including the flooring, wall finishes, furniture, items, accessories, art, wall panels, and decor, provides an opportunity to add texture. Utilizing a variety of textiles in everything from rugs to window treatments, throw pillows and blankets, bedding, and furniture upholstery is one of the simplest ways to add texture to your home. Depending on the mood you want to create, try combining various fabrics, such as leather, velvet, silk, bouclé, wool, cotton, and linen. For example, adding a soft velvet throw pillow will warm up a sleek leather recliner. Mix linen sheets, faux fur throw pillows, a thick knit blanket, and an upholstered headboard made of natural leather to create a cozy cold weather bed.
Mixing different styles of textures & patterns.
Try mixing patterns like stripes, polka dots, checks, plaids, and flowers in a similar color palette to create texture and a color scheme if you like a more visually exciting setting. To add textural interest to a monochromatic appearance, be sure to use a variety of finishes, materials, and tones of a single color, just like you would if you wore monochromatic clothing.
Create a gallery wall and your personal style to reflect you.
Sometimes, the easiest way is a room with blank walls requires a magnificent gallery wall that serves as the focal point. The trick is hanging the artwork on a wall visible from the living room’s main entrance. A noticeable piece of artwork, such as a painting, a framed portrait, or a gallery wall of pictures, will be the best way to catch people’s attention and become the focal point. Using art pieces makes your home more unique and personalized.
Add decorative items to bring you joy.
Experimenting with accessories and design-conscious items is one of the easiest ways to enhance the beauty of your home. When decorating with accessories, think about using empty space to your advantage by choosing items that bring you joy and happiness.
Look for Interior design styles that give you inspiration.
Everyday life brings us small moments of happiness, and no matter how insignificant they may seem at the time, they all add up to something bigger. Together, these tiny sparks have great power, and when we use them in our homes, they serve as the foundation for genuine happiness.
“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”Billy Baldwin
Choose your window treatments wisely!
You want to add window treatments that will still add a lot of natural light to filter through. Adding sheers is a wonderful option that will still add natural light, especially if you have dak-colored walls.
Add color to brighten up the space.
We all don’t have the time or resources to give our living space a complete facelift. However, there are some clever and simple ways you can utilize color to spruce up your home and make it feel almost completely renovated.
Check out thrift stores and antique shops o find unique items that reflect your style.
It takes quite an effort to define your personal style. However, by shopping at thrift stores or antique shops, you can create a style that reflects your unique style for less than traditional retail prices!
Open shelving to display your collection is a great way to display your decorative elements.
Over the years, with many collections, you need space to display your small objects. Therefore, it’s a good idea to display the shelving to give it the right balance on the wall space to create a collected look.
Adding light fixtures and table lamps in the room.
Whatever your home decor style is, the most important functional element of the space is lighting. You want the overhead lighting to be the appropriate size for the room, especially when lamps are added to the room’s rest. Add lamps of different heights to give your home a look of timeless interiors, and overhead lighting provides visual interest to the space.
Coffee table books for visual interest
Displaying your small collection of books on the end tables or coffee table is a personal preference; however, it adds height for showcasing small decor items.
Gather some paint samples and play around with colors for your space.
Choosing the perfect paint colors will make your home feel refreshed.
The Art of Styling Your Home always includes fresh flowers.
The important design element for interior styling is adding fresh flowers to make the room feel alive, whether displayed on the dining room table or in the bedroom on the side tables. This is one of those design secrets that is a given to add some color and make the space elegant.
I hope these tips for The Art of Styling Your Home have helped you feel inspired!
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