Plans cancelled this weekend and feeling a bit stuck at home? Now is the perfect time to ask yourself the question - do I love the space I live in?
If the answer isn’t a resounding YES – then you’ve just found the perfect time to roll up your sleeves, grab a glass of wine and start working towards turning your house into the home you’ve always wanted, but never had time for (until now)!
Thanks to our friends at She Creates.co, you don’t have to be an interior designer to turn your home into your dream space. By following these simple tips and tricks, you’ll turn your space from drab to fab – we guarantee you’ll love it so much, you won’t want to leave even when isolation is over...
You’re unique – so it’s no surprise that your personal style should be a reflection of you! Your style is a combination of the things (and people) you love, the places you’ve been the pieces you’re drawn to and what lights you up inside.
But, how do you find your style? Here’s how to get started:
Reflecting on all your learnings put together 2-3 words to describe your style (eg. modern Hamptons, coastal luxe, industrial barn house etc.) - this is your STYLE, now let’s make it work for you!
If you haven’t read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – then I suggest you do!
Nothing is more satisfying (or therapeutic) then a good old fashion spring clean. If something in your home doesn’t bring you joy or “light you up”, then it’s time for it go.
To truly start transforming your space, you must start to get organised.
Want to make your rooms all feel different, but still part of the same home? Colour plays an important part in achieving this.
If you follow the 60/30/10 rule, you can’t go wrong. This means:
Often overlooked, window furnishings are a quick and easy way to transform any room.
Your window furnishings should generally match the colour (or be a similar tone) of your main walls (the 60%). Unless, you’re wanting to use them as a bold feature (the 10%). Refer back to your style and colour palette as a guide for which colours you should choose.
TIP: A great way to soften the look of harsh windows and to alter the look of the height of your space is by using curtains. Mounting the curtains floor to ceiling can work to completely open-up the space and extend the height of your walls, helping to draw the eye up and add in a sense of softness and comfort.
The furniture you choose is one of the most crucial parts of a good interior design. It's one thing to have amazing furniture but if you don't know how to lay it out properly it can completely affect the entire flow, function and feeling of a space.
When looking at the layout, consider the following;
Want to turn your house into a home? This could be the most important tip of all – textiles are essential to creating your unique style and most importantly, making your home comfortable.
This is where your style really starts to shine! In your decorative pieces, you're adding a touch of your personality, soul and style.
Ambience is not just about making your home LOOK good but FEELING good.
The finishing touch – adding ambience also known as the “sensory experience” gets the senses involved – what you see, feel, smell, taste and hear.
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