We all know styling a home takes a little bit more than overnight brainstorming and a few sketches, but there are some definite eye sores that need to be addressed.
We know how easy it is make these simple errors, because believe us we’ve done it before:
Renovating or styling a space can easily become a scary project staring you in the the face. One thing we’ve learn to understand is that were all human and make mistakes, especially
when it comes to the big M word: MONEY.
We can all testify to that feeling of thinking the projects is almost done, then realising you still have the decorative bits and styling left to do.
We would say it’s important to outline a budget from the very beginning so you aren’t presented with surprises further down the line!
A common mistake, or should we say, default, is organising your book shelf in height order – from tallest to smallest. Spice up your book styling skills by arranging your bookshelf in an exciting way.
We know how hard it can be choosing a book anyway, so why not make the process more jaw-dropping for yourself and your guests too!
This is a common mistake easily made when you just want to “get the job done”!
Sticking to one shop is great if your looking for one item or a couple of bits and bobs, but we’ve found that when you are styling it is important to have a variety of suppliers ready to shop from.
We always recommend our clients to stay inspired by different brands and stores. The beauty in that is having a gallery of beautiful objects within your home for that travelled, eclectic look (even if your style is minimal)
We can all admit to falling in love with a trend for way too long, so much so that it has now expired and is rotting past its sell-by date.
Making the mistake of holding on to a trend can get super tedious and often can over-crowd a space for no reason. Sometimes, less is more and it’s just time to move on pal!
Yes of course, we loved the pineapples, leaves, and flamingos, but don’t feel pressured to include them into EVERYTHING. Don’t be afraid to explore and experiment with your own trends and discover what’s new for you!
Buying a rug is like buying a dress for your mother, its either too big or too small.
It’s an easy mistake to make especially when you fall in love at first sight. (your almost too lovestruck to see the imperfections).
Rugs have a really important role to play within a home as it is pulls the space together – so it needs to be just right! By measuring the space and the furniture around it before purchasing is a great way to start your lavish rug journey!
A common mistake madewhen styling is making sure the furniture is either covering parts of the rug or not.To keep things tidy always make sure your furniture is ALL in or ALL out, if not then make sure the rug is neatly hidden by the less visible legs. This is a great way of keeping your room looking ordered and neat.
Visibility is everything! When you leave someone’s home the last things you remember are the objects that you interacted with the most – if you can see them!
If your hanging art (or mirrors) consider the viewer and their perspective.
You wouldn’t want to spend a great amount of money on your favourite painting just for it to be above eye level. I always say, imagine that your house is a city and arrange the furniture in proportion to body vs city level.
Modern homes aren’t known well for being large and spacious (unless you have a few millions to splash on a large property and live anywhere but London) homes can often feel like enclosed boxed rooms. It can be very hard to compact the room with your favourite furniture, but It is important to not compress them too close against the wall as it might scratch freshly painted walls or mark up your territory. Especially if the property isn’t yours, the last thing you want is for your inventory & check out report to prove you guilty!
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