Last week was a busy week for our On-Site Styling service – 3 spaces, 3 clients, 3 days!!
The most amazing part was during all of that we did not spend a cent on any new purchases. Yip, can you believe it?! In each of those spaces just by ‘borrowing’ items from other rooms in the house and with some purposeful styling we were able to create a whole new look and feeling in the spaces.
It just goes to show you don’t need to spend any money to refresh your space.
ON-SITE STYLING SERVICE
So what exactly is our On-Site Styling service, I hear you ask. Let’s say you’ve got all the pieces, but don’t quite know how to pull it all together, or perhaps you don’t realise it but you have all the pieces only they are spread out in different rooms in your home. We are your helping hand to show you how best to combine and display the pieces you already own.
As with all design processes it takes a little faith on your part to let us into your home and give us free reign to completely overhaul your space, but then so does a trip to the hairdresser and ladies, how amazing do you feel after getting your hair done? We’re like the highlights and blow dry for your room, or even whole home, depending on bad your roots are.
We noticed a common theme running through these spaces, so today we’re sharing our top 3 tips when it comes to styling your favourite pieces in your room.
1. TAKE AWAY BEFORE ADDING
More often than not people try to keep adding to their room to ‘fix’ the problem, when what they should be doing is taking all their treasured objects out of the room and assessing it as a blank canvas. I could say that sentiment on repeat – take away before you start adding in!
Without distractions it is much easier to get a clear picture of where your eye naturally falls in a room, where the best light is and how much space you actually have to play with. More often than not a little furniture reshuffle will freshen things up too.
2. GROUP OBJECTS
It’s a common misconception that if you have a large surface, you need to spread your items evenly out to fill the space, when in fact the opposite is true. Objects scattered around a room look more like clutter and tend to lose their importance. Grouped items create a greater impact and become more relevant to their owner. For example, five ceramic vases spread over the surface will be far less impressive than a cluster of vases together.
3. PLAY WITH PROPORTION AND SCALE
Lots of little things in small spaces makes a room look crowded. Don’t be afraid to bring in large pieces in small rooms. It’s all about playing with the proportion and scale of the pieces in the room. Chairs off the floor with exposed legs also keep the space from feeling crowded.