6 SUPER TIPS FOR DECORATING LIKE A PRO
Forget entire room makeovers and pricy purchases when it comes to reinventing your space. The difference between your interior and the picture-perfect rooms featured in your favourite glossy are often small details that make a big impact. We asked The Home stylists for their secrets to creating smart and beautiful settings worthy of a magazine spread.
Mirrors bounce light around making a room feel bigger and brighter. It’s also the stylist’s go-to item to make a statement. Take cues from your room’s look and find a frame that ups the ante. Think striking metallic designs for a glamorous feel or a frame with a distressed finish to play on your coastal vibe.
Store essential oils and candles in the linen press for beautiful smelling towels and sheets. Lavender water is an easy indulgent touch. Consider swapping it with the water in your iron or treat guests with a light pillow mist before they arrive.
When small rooms threaten awkward dining, add a banquette to the wall for extra seating and space. If it’s a simple re-fresh you need, bring a simple setting to life with patterned linen.
Add interest to your metallic collection by mixing metals. Keep scale and shape in mind, and don’t think twice about matching colours. This leaves you with a look that feels like it has been collected over years as opposed to a one-stop-shop creation.
Stop the television interrupting your picture perfect finish by painting the wall it sits against a dark colour. This ensures no obvious contrast draws all the attention. For those with a penchant for art, create a gallery wall that includes the TV as one of its frames.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE
The stylist’s kit brims with handy tools such as: fishing wire, Blu Tack, and adhesive hooks. You won’t see these when you walk into a room, but behind the scenes they’re making the space work. Use them for damage-free hanging and securing fragile ornaments.
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