I can’t afford an interior designer, but I also do not have any natural talents for decorating. So I have tried to educate myself a little.
I am by no means an expert, and believe me, sometimes I get stumped and have to consult Pinterest/decorating magazines/phone a friend.
Please allow me to share a few ideas that I have learned along the way.
When you’re decorating a mantle or shelf, group things that are varying heights so the viewer’s eyes will keep moving across the shelf or mantle. This makes it more interesting and visually pleasing.
Adding a wood tray or basket adds texture, but it can also make your vignette appear more grounded. For instance, check out this before and after:
Our bed has a duvet, a quilt and a throw, along with pillows galore. I just love how cozy and comfortable it makes our room feel.
We have six pillows on our couch most of the time and a throw draped over our chair. We have eight pillows on our bed. I can’t tell you how much softer our room feels with these pillows and blankets. Just swap out those fall/ winter colored pillows for pillows with pops of color and heavier fabrics for lighter, breezier textiles for spring. Plus, textiles really soften a room.
Always group objects in odd numbers. I can’t really explain why, but I think it really adds a lot to your room.
Thanks so much for reading today! I’m always shopping for new ideas, so please feel free to share your favorites!
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