Just as you would accessorise an outfit, your home needs embellishing too. It’s essential to layer decor in order for a space to reach its full potential. You will of course start with the bones and structure of each room with fixtures, fittings and furniture. Then it’s time to add the finishing touches that pull the scheme together and that’s when the fun starts! So here are my 5 interior decor must-haves to style your home.
Art in the home brings so many aspects. Colour, inspiration, interest, adornment, fun, mood… I could go on. And who wants bare walls? The sky’s the limit as to how you display your art, from the frames, to the colours, gallery walls, to large statement pieces.
*Maximalist geometric print from Society 6.
Choosing art to fit in with your colour scheme gives the room a cohesive feel like this forever eclectic print in my living room.
The art on your walls doesn’t always have to be a picture. You can add other decorative items as I’ve done with the cheese plant leaf above.
And you don’t necessarily have to put pictures on the wall. they can be eye-catching, propped on a piece of furniture as part of a vignette, like on my porch shelf below. I’ve even tucked this *Creole Queen print and typography print behind a 3d leaf effect that I created with the wallpaper.
2. PLANTS & FLOWERS
Plants are so important in the home, as not only do they look good, but they also purify the air by absorbing toxins from household items and products. I like to have a mixture of real and faux.
Fresh cut flowers add scent and life to a room…
where as artificial bouquets add colour and lasting interest like this gorgeous blush *peony bouquet.
3. SOFT FURNISHINGS
Soft furnishings give your home comfort and texture. Layers of cushions, throws, and *soft bedding can take a space from basic to luxury.
Layer floors with rugs to create warmth and pattern.
Use lighting in your home to give different options, create different moods, and add decoration.Placing lamps in all areas and corners of your rooms create cosy pockets.
These coloured lights over my kitchen island are not only practical but also make a statement.
Mirrors shouldn’t be used for practicality alone. They bring light and style into your home. Use mirrors in a small or narrow room as I’ve down below in my downstairs toilet to give the illusion of space. Mirrors come in all shapes, sizes, colours and styles to tie in with your interior design scheme.
My hallway oversized mirror serves as a wow-factor focal point.
And a perfect place to feature a mirror is above a fireplace.
Featuring these 5 interior decor must-haves will take your space up a level and make your house a home.