WELL STYLED LIVING – TIPS ON HOW!
A multi purpose space, you want your Living Room to be functional, beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. It needs to suit a family, visitors and often pets too! Getting the styling right is key to being all these things to everyone. Balance is about pulling all your pieces together.
Needing some help to achieve this? Here’s a few tips:
1. ESTABLISH YOUR STYLE
Before shopping you want to establish your style. Create a moodboard from magazine cuttings, browse the internet for ideas and research what you like. You may have an inherited piece of furniture, a vase or other decor item that has meaning to you, and you may like a particular colour or pattern – this can be your starting point. By knowing what you want to achieve, it’s then easier to choose colours, furniture, window treatments and accessories that will co-ordinate and look
2. MEASURE UP YOUR SPACE
Again, before shopping for furniture or rugs, measure up your room. You don’t want to buy a sofa that is too big or a rug that is too small. Layout and proportion is key. Decide what you want the room to achieve. Is it for watching TV only, or more conversational with furniture pieces facing each other. Is it one large open plan space you want, or smaller defined spaces within the room. Consider some clear space for getting in and out, and moving around with access to doors and for good flow.
3. FURNITURE & RUGS
Choose pieces that support your style and layout. If using existing furniture, think about how you can arrange it. Rugs are great for zoning a space. Check the sizing so it is proportional to the room and matches your style and the rest of your decor. For more information, click here to read my latest Blog on Rugs https://www.style-and-soul.co.nz/tips-and-tricks/rugs/
Now you have your layout nailed, move to lighting. So many options from downlights, pendants, floor lamps, table lamps or wall mounted. Choose a mix of lights at different levels for ambience and function. Think about bulbs – do you want a warm, inviting light or a crisper, cool light.
5. WALL DECOR
You don’t have to fill every wall with artworks but they are important. Whether it’s family portraits, abstracts, framed or unframed, clocks, macrame hangings or dried flower wreaths, choose what you love and what works with your other items.
6. WINDOW TREATMENTS
Window Treatments such as Roman Blinds, Drapes or Roller Blinds, not only provide warmth but make a room feel finished.
Click to read my latest blog – https://www.style-and-soul.co.nz/tips-and-tricks/understanding-window-treatments/
7. SOFT FURNISHINGS / ACCESSORIES
Cushions and Throws provide comfort, warmth and a tactile experience. They add colour, texture and an inviting feel.
Still Stuck for ideas?
Give me a call and I’ll help pull it all together seamlessly for you.