When it comes to home decor styling, it’s no secret that making the right choices will transform your living space into somewhere that brings you peace, comfort and calm, and making the wrong choices…won’t.
To help you navigate the often overwhelming world of interior design, we’ve compiled a few key do's and don'ts to keep in mind.
Every room benefits from a focal point that draws attention and anchors the space. It could be a statement piece of furniture, a striking artwork, or a beautifully arranged gallery wall. Establishing a focal point adds visual interest and guides the eye throughout the room.
Don't shy away from mixing patterns and textures to add depth and visual appeal. Play with different scales and designs, ensuring there's a cohesive element that ties them together. Mixing patterns can bring energy and personality to your space—and doing so in a conscious, curated way gets a big thumbs-up from us.
Achieving a sense of balance is crucial in home decor, and in our experience, is best achieved through symmetrical arrangements or by combining elements of different sizes, heights, and visual weights. Balancing colours, shapes, and textures contributes to a cohesive, flowing aesthetic.
Overcrowding can make a room feel cluttered and cramped, so allow for breathing space and create a sense of openness by choosing furniture that is proportionate to the room's size.
Lighting is a crucial element that sets the mood and ambiance of a room. Avoid relying solely on overhead lighting and incorporate a mix of sources such as floor lamps, table lamps and candles where appropriate. Oh, and make sure to consider natural light as well—let it flood in whenever possible!
Negative space, also known as empty or blank space, is just as important as the elements in a room. It provides visual relief and allows other elements of the room to really sing. You’ve chosen to bring these pieces into your home for a reason, so let them shine!