Easy Ways To Add Style To Your Home

Easy Ways To Add Style To Your Home


Let’s face it, when it comes to adding style to our homes, a lot of us get a little stuck. There are so many options that it’s hard to know what exactly to go for. Even if you know exactly what scarf looks good with what jacket and what lipstick exactly matches your skintone, then you might still be a little reticent when it comes to decorating your home. Here are a few things you can do to figure yourself out…

Start With A Neutral Base

First of all, try starting off your decor in each room with a neutral base. Pale grey will look great in the bedrooms for a cool, relaxed tone that will send you to sleep easily, while off-white will look bright in your hallways and in your sitting room. If you have kids, you could go for a wipe-clean black or brown leather couch, along with furnishings made of hard wearing materials like solid wood, metal and glass – these are also easy to recycle, unlike plastic. Going for neutral colours will enable you to go a little nuts with accessories like curtains, couch covers, pillows and rugs, meaning that you can switch them easily if you change your mind or if you want something new.

Add A Focal Point To Each Room

It’s important to add something to each room that the eye is drawn to. Don’t cover the walls in art – any visitors will get confused and not know what to look at, meaning that the impact of each piece is decreased. Go for a marble fireplace like those at Westland London in your living room – not only will they keep you warm in winter but they’ll also provide you with a great place to put family photographs and fresh flowers on the mantlepiece. Go for pieces of art and mirrors with elaborate frames to draw the eye to them, along with small statues and vintage furniture.

Consider The Flow Of Your Home

The importance of the flow of your home shouldn’t be underestimated. You shouldn’t have to think about how to navigate your home – for instance, in your kitchen you should keep your spice rack near your stove so that you can add a few pinches of chili or cumin to your pots when you need to. Make sure that your rooms feel natural to move around and that you don’t consciously have to navigate around any items of furniture. You should try to give the illusion of space and brightness at all times – keep your curtains open to let sunlight in, and paint your walls light colours.

Make Sure It’s Comfortable

Finally, there’s no point in having things in your home that aren’t comfortable. No matter how beautiful your couch is, if you aren’t comfortable when you’re slumped on it watching movies then frankly there’s no point in having it. Go for soft materials, warm blankets, rugs that you can press your bare toes into, and surfaces that your kids won’t end slipping over on. The most important thing about your home is that it’s useful as well as beautiful.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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