Styling your home can seem like a daunting prospect when you first start exploring ideas. There are so many visually different styles out there as seen on television, in magazines and social media. So how do you make sense of all the different styles and find a look that works for you? Here are 3 easy ways to achieve glamorous looks on a more realistic budget.
Pick a central room feature
When you first walk into a room what do you want to see first? This is your focal point or your central room feature. This might be a feature wall or a oversized vase with summer flowers or a fashionable simple cream wingback seated in a corner with a brightly coloured throw draped over it.
The rule of 60 – 30 – 10
Use this rule with your chosen palette to balance the scheme just right
60 – Choose your main colour. Usually this is a more neutral colour and 60% of this colour should be used in the room. Normally this would be the colour you paint your walls.
30 – Next choose a complementary colour, usually a much bolder shade than your main colour, and use this for your furniture and any large items in the room, this makes up about 30% of the room.
10 – The last 10% is made up of room accessories. These are things like cushions, wall art, throws, floor accents etc. These items bring little pops of colour into the room.
The odd rule
Like planting trees and flowers outside, its always appealing to style inside with the ‘odd rule’. Grouping items like, tables, shelves, candles in odd groups is more visually appealing than even, numbered groups. Another good way to spice things up is to add accessories with different textures, shapes and even heights. Just try to keep the 60, 30, 10 rule in play to ensure a cohesive look.