Our designers' top tips
If you're looking to elevate your home decor, there are several interior styling tips and tricks that can make your space look more polished. Here are six ways to style your space like an interior designer, as recommended by our in-store design consultants.
1. Consider your lighting
One of the easiest ways to elevate the look of any room is with carefully considered lighting. Choose a statement pendant or floor lamp to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Good lighting can also help draw attention to your favourite artwork or carefully chosen accessories. For a more in-depth look at lighting, read our post on how to light your room like a professional.
2. Invest In High-Quality Textiles
Luxurious fabrics can make a big difference in the perceived value of a room. High-quality textiles for your upholstery, throw pillows, and curtains give your space a rich and luxurious feel. Consider natural fabrics like velvet, linen or aniline leather which can add depth and texture to any space. Explore our range of fabrics and leathers and get samples delivered to your door for free.
3. Go Big on Art
Large-scale artwork can be a game-changer when it comes to interior design. Not only does artwork use up empty wall space, but it can also create a focal point for your room. Consider investing in a large piece of art that speaks to your personal style and complements your colour scheme. Explore our range or artwork in-store or online.
4. Think About Flooring
Flooring is another important aspect of designing any hallway space. These spaces tend to receive a lot of foot traffic, so it's important to choose a durable flooring option that can stand up to wear and tear. Hardwood or tile flooring are both great choices, as they are easy to clean and maintain. Additionally, using a runner rug or carpet tiles can help to soften the space and add a pop of colour or pattern.
5. Create a Curated Bookshelf
A well-styled bookshelf can instantly make your home feel more sophisticated. Choose a colour scheme or theme and curate it with a mix of books, decorative objects, and plants. Consider using bookends, picture frames, or small sculptures to add height and visual interest. Don’t feel like you need to rush out and purchase these items all at once, the most authentically styled shelves look curated because they are; items chosen over time, telling a story of your life, family and home.
6. Larger, Layered Rugs
Having a large rug in your room instantly grounds your furniture and brings everything in the room together. Our general rule is that the end of the rug should be underneath the sofa, and a little wider than the sofa. Once you have that styled then you can add your coffee table and footstool on top. If you don’t want or don’t have a large rug, consider layering.
Layering rugs is a great way to add texture and depth to your space. Consider layering a smaller rug over a larger one to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Choose rugs with interesting patterns or textures that complement each other to create a cohesive look. If you are looking for a new rug, explore our collection to see if our rugs work for your space.
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