We are constantly inundated with questions about how we achieve our signature look and feel throughout a complete different range of properties. Now, the most common misconception is that you have to be a professional stylist to ensure your property looks magazine worthy. Well, we are here to tell you that is not the case! In fact, we have drummed up our top five handy hits which can have a huge impact when it comes to styling your home. Simple, yet effective, these suggestions will have your home looking pristine in a heartbeat!
1. Hang artwork at eye level
A suggestion that might seem obvious to some, you'd be surprised how many people get it wrong! With the exception of gallery walls, we suggest the middle of your artwork hang at the average eye height at all times. At eye height, people can take in the full impact of the artwork, whilst ensuring the room scale is still being considered. Simple!
2. Use books in your favour
Books are something we all have lying around and a cost-effective solution to accessorising at home. They are perfect for layering and are a great way of adding height to your decorative accents. Whether asymmetrical or symmetrical, balance is key! Take a step back and look at what you're creating - your designer eye will know if you're nailing it.
3. Rugs are always better when they're bigger
Now, rugs are always a sticky point in any home, but we can't deny that a bigger rug TYPICALLY always is the answer! At Perth Style Co. we like to use the biggest rug the room can take to ensure that all the furniture fits ON the rug, not AROUND the rug - that's the key!
4. Take extra time to make your bed
Every stylist has their own approach to making a bed. Whether it's styling the linen with contrasting sheets, designer throws or feature cushions, it doesn't matter what you have in mind as long as it is complimentary to your actual sleeping requirements. Remember that bedding can change from season to season so look to our Instagram feed, Pinterest or your favourite homeware store for some inspo!
5. Pull furniture away from the wall
Try and give furniture room to breathe rather than automatically moving it right up against the walls. If you have space to do this, it is a great opportunity to create a sense of space and style. Even if you don’t have a big living room, you may find that if you consider that the sofa doesn’t have to be against a wall, there are other options for your furniture layout. Consider your sofa in the middle of the rooms which can break up open-plan areas really well.