Sometimes it simply takes turning a decorating “don’t” into a “do” to make your space look and feel more perfect!
When it comes to interiors the age-old saying is true, “The rules are there are no rules.” OK actually that’s a quote from Grease, but the sentiment is timeless! For your home, it’s essential to get creative, experiment and figure out what works best — it’s your space so you better adore it! While rules are simply ideas meant to be broken, good advice is encouraging and informative. So we’ve gathered some tidbits to help you on your journey to décor satisfaction.
DON’T bother with white if you have kids! White rugs and upholstery are so beautiful, bright and warming, but keeping them clean is a battle with perfection not many can win.
DO mix and match the style of your pieces as a reflection of your interests. If you love Scandinavian chic then by all means create your look accordingly, but just remember to throw in a few variations of randomness. Find amazing pieces when abroad on your travels and incorporate that experience into your everyday life.
DON’T be afraid to invest in pieces you really love. Splurging on furniture and home keepsakes is the best way to splurge — you’ll have it forever!
DO pay attention to architecture. To reach the highest design potential, furniture and décor should fit into a space like a glove. You might absolutely fall in love with a piece of furniture in the store, but your rooms have scales so find pieces to fit accordingly.
DON’T go overboard. It’s so hard! As interior enthusiasts, we’re always finding amazing new things, but this is probably the one area of life where you actually cannot — and should not — have it all.
DO incorporate plants! Greenery is completely necessary in every way from accent succulents to large potted plants to hanging moss fixtures, anything botanical breaths new life into your home while spurting positive moods of comfort and relief.
DON’T pick out your paint colour in the store. It’s never going to look the same. Bring some samples into the sun and check them out under different lighting beforehand. According to the pros, the best perspective is to poke a hole in a piece of white paper, hold the paint swatch behind it, then look at the colour through the hold for an undiluted view that will offer the actual colour.
DO trust your instincts. It’s your style, it’s your home. No one else could know better!