When it comes to styling a home I am no pro. It’s bloody hard work. I am three months into styling our first home and I just feel like so much is missing! I don’t know what to buy, what goes with what, do I want some colour? I am pretty lost at the moment but I am so lucky to have some expert help.
It’s an honour to have Christie Turvey from NEUE BLVD shares her top Tips and Tricks to make your space instantly stylish and chic.
- Adding wallpaper or mirror to your walls always adds depth and style to a space. For wallpaper you can choose to have a simple textured finish such as linen or silk or can be more rough and ready using burlap or grasscloth.
- Adding texture to window treatments can be both beautiful and practical. Having a blackout roller blind with sheers and a curtain will allow you to control light coming into the room and is great for adding extra insulation to a room during the cooler months.
- Playing with fabrics and textures in upholstery can really bring a space to life. Mixing materials, contrasting a velvet seat with a silk back looks great in dining and reception rooms. Adding studs to a leather bar stool in a kitchen will make it feel more grown up. Deep buttoning in general makes upholstery feel more luxe. You can also bring texture to shelf displays by mixing materials. Glass with ceramic side by side with leather and cloth bound books…
- Layer where possible and appropriate. Laying rugs on timber and stone/tiled floors is great for creating zones in open plan living areas. Rugs on carpets can also work in bedrooms around the bed to create extra softness underfoot. Even playing with pattern. Going for a chevron or herringbone pattern instead of straight planks really adds detail.
- One thing you should never be afraid of is colour. From using different whites on white, to great dollops of primary colours, and using the merest hints. Colour adds serious vibe and feeling to every space. Adding pops of colour to an interior really can bring a space together.
- A great place to start with bright colour in an interior is through introducing accents. Small items often make a difference, even the choice of floral arrangement can bring a new colour dimension to your space.
- A subtle and sophisticated way to bring colour to a room is by choosing one colour and work with it through its shades and tones.
- When working on an interior have a recurring design element or constant thread that flows through the property to ensure there is flow. I usually use a metal finish and I will use it in varying portions in the art, lamps, furniture bases, or accessories.
- Sometimes the simplicity of black and white makes the most stunning statement of all. Monochrome gives a very modern eclectic silhouette and direction which easily translates into the palette of the modern home. Increasingly we see a fusion between the creative worlds of fashion and home.
I hope the above has helped my fellow home styling amateurs out there like myself! I may have had zero vision as to how I want to style my home but I knew I had to have the Monogram cushions! A bloggers must have I’d say and they even have Afterpay which gets my tick of approval.
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