The finishing touches on a home – the styling – are some of the most fun to apply to a space. This is the step where you make your house truly feel like a home. It’s all the smaller pieces of decor that fill your bookshelves, surfaces, and vignettes. Styling gives a space that extra touch of character and charm that infuses your unique personality into the decor and brings it all together.
Even though this is one of the most fun parts of decorating, it can also be one of the most challenging because it can take a few tries to get it exactly right. I often try different pieces and set-ups until I find the arrangement that captures the look I’m after. You don’t have to be an expert in home styling to make each space look great, though. There are some simple tricks and guidelines to follow that will help you style like a pro.
Here are some helpful posts featuring tons of home styling tips for different areas of your home.
Home Styling Tips
How to Organize & Decorate Bookshelves
A dilemma that many run into when choosing to decorate with bookcases is exactly how to organize them, because not all of us have enough books to fill an entire piece of furniture. Often there is “dead space” that needs to be filled. Here are tips on how to decorate bookcases so that they are visually pleasing and functional.
10 Guidelines to Decorating a Vignette
While there are no hard and fast “rules” to decorating a vignette, as it’s a completely creative and subjective process, there are some guidelines you can follow to help you arrange your decor with a designer’s touch. Decorating a vignette is really easy to do once you know the basics of what works. These 10 guidelines are ones I follow all the time when decorating and staging homes.
Bringing Personality to Coffee Table Decor
The coffee table decor in the following living rooms exemplify the careful balance of great accessorizing. Though there are some important elements to getting it just right, it is not as daunting as it may seem at first. Follow the tips and ideas shown in these photos and you’ll be on your way to creating the perfect coffee table decor.
10 Ideas for Styling a Bedside Table
A bedside table is a prime opportunity for adding a bit of charm and personality to a bedroom. Though it can be a bit tricky to arrange your accents in a way that looks stylish and not cluttered, once you find the right balance it can be one of the best features of the room. Here are 10 bedside tables that have been arranged with a keen, creative eye.
10 Tips for Styling a Bathroom
A bathroom is quite possibly one of the easiest rooms in a home to decorate. With some simple tricks, you can make every bathroom in the house feel like it’s a part of a luxury hotel suite. For a bathroom, this means using a mix of the necessities and pretty decor to pull it all together. Here are some ideas for styling a bathroom, from chic decor to making the most of a small space.
I hope these home styling tips and ideas have inspired you to give your home a fresh look.