Styling Tips – the importance of finishing touches
Styling is one of the most important things to consider when renovating or completing a design project. It’s often one of the most fun parts too! Where your creativity really gets to come out.
Want to make your house feel truly like a home? It’s the finishing details that do just that. Whether it's your favorite art pieces or accessories, the finishing touch is key for tying a room's design together and making the space live-in-ready and personalized to you. It’s what brings the design to life! We’ve gathered together our top tips on how you can finalize a space with these styling ideas. Not to mention these are a great way to give an existing design a bit of a refresh.
Bring life to space with greenery
Greenery is a great way to create a real feeling of home. Especially if you’re seeking that indoor/outdoor vibe in your home. For the easiest-ever design finishing touch, nothing beats greenery. For those of you that do not wish to take on the full responsibility of looking after, multiple plants consider utilizing a mix of live plants and dried flowers
Add mood lighting
Lighting needs to be intentional, it’s important not to skip or rush this step as the light of a room is what helps to create the desired feeling. If you want your lighting to feel intentional, with a customizable ambiance, a solution can be as simple as investing in a dimmer switch.
You can also take this finishing touch a step further with dimmable, app-controlled LED bulbs instead. They are a little more of an investment than a dimmer switch, but they do last for years and will allow you to adjust your lights from your device or screen (some even allow you to change the color!). If you have fancy fixtures with tons of bulbs, you might pass on these for cost and practicality reasons but they’re great for making a floor or desk lamp with a single bulb feel more important.
Use art to make a statement
Show off your personality
Finishing touches aren't all about aesthetics. If you have things that you feel really connected to, whether it’s a photo, a piece of pottery, or a memento - it will be worthy of incorporating into your design because it brings a unique quality to a space. Chances are it will probably catch the attention of your guests too!
Family photos help create a homely feeling, choose a couple of pictures that you love and bring them in as part of your design. Maybe you have certain books that have deeply impacted you, you could use this as a finishing touch to a reading nook or office space. Adding personal finishing touches makes your design unique to you.
Create a Vignette
What is this you may ask? A vignette in interior design is a small, curated styling statement, made up of a group of objects that are displayed on a shelf, a table, or elsewhere in the home. You may even have these dotted around your house without even knowing it! A little trick is to style items together in groups of 3, this tends to feel the most aesthetically pleasing. Stick to odd numbers and different height levels, this helps to make your vignette look more intentional, as opposed to random objects just being stored together on a shelf.
Let your creativity come out when styling your home!
Your home is much more than just a place where you eat, sleep, and work. It’s a physical manifestation of your self-expression and a way for you to show off who you are and what brings you happiness. While elements such as choosing furniture pieces, light fixtures, and paint shades that speak to your personality are the comment aspects of design, there’s a good chance you’ve not considered the final touches. Should you need more help on styling your home, or staging it for a sale, get in touch.