Whether you're looking to spruce up your living room, revamp your bedroom, or create a cozy nook in your study, these 3 simple styling tips cater to all types of spaces. From adding the proper lighting to mastering the art of mixing and matching, these tips will help you breathe new life into your home.
1. Evaluate your lighting
Lighting can be one of the best ways to set the mood for a room. Incorporating various light fixtures, such as chandeliers, pendants, and floor lamps creates an intriguing mix of light sources.
- Chandeliers and Pendants: These statement fixtures can become the focal point of any room, adding drama and elegance. Opt for a chandelier, like our Antibes chandelier. Organic pendants can bring a modern touch to the kitchen or create cozy corners in the living room.
- Table and Floor Lamps: These versatile pieces not only provide practical lighting but also add style and personality. Choose lamps that complement your decor theme and experiment with different shades and textures for added visual interest. Try the Ruxley Nickel floor lamp, now on sale on our site and in our Pacific Palisades store!
- Statement Wall Sconces: Wall sconces can be both functional and decorative. Look for natural materials to ground hallways, bedrooms, or bathrooms, making sure you have the correct waterproof materials for bathrooms and damp areas.
- Outdoor Lighting: Extend your style beyond the walls by incorporating outdoor lighting. Make a note of dark sky sconces that filter out light, which is important for the environment. String lights, lanterns, or landscape lighting can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your outdoor spaces as well.
Adding different types of lighting to a room can bring new depth to the design. The interplay of light and shadow can accentuate different design elements, making your space more inviting and captivating.
2. Mix and Match
Gone are the days of cookie-cutter aesthetics in the home. Adding variety to a room will create visual interest in a space and can transform a house into a personalized home that reflects personality and style. Whether you're a fan of contemporary chic, bohemian flair, or classic elegance, the possibilities are endless.
- Play with Textures and Patterns - One way to do this is to play around with different textures and patterns to add depth to your space. Combining rough textures like distressed wood with smoother surfaces such as velvet or glass creates a balanced composition. Mix patterns like stripes, florals, and geometrics in moderation to avoid overwhelming the space.
- Harmonize Decorative Elements - decorative elements like artwork, rugs, curtains, and mirrors can significantly influence the ambiance of a room. Choose decor pieces that complement and enhance the overall style of the space. You can mix artwork from various artists and eras or combine rugs of different textures and sizes to add warmth and character.
- Create Visual Hierarchy - even in a mixed and matched design, it's essential to establish a visual hierarchy to avoid a chaotic look. Select a focal point in each room, such as a sofa, and arrange other elements around it, ensuring they complement the focal point rather than compete with it. This will maintain a sense of order and purpose in your design.
3. Embrace Nature
Embracing nature inside the home not only enhances aesthetics but also nurtures a more sustainable and soulful way of living. I love to mix both natural and man-made pieces into the home and find that they can truly complement each other. You can do this through the use of greenery, accessories, and furniture.
By integrating organic elements into a space, your home can transform into a serene oasis of tranquility. For example:
- Utilizing materials like reclaimed wood, stone, and natural textiles creates an earthy ambiance.
- Large windows invite ample sunlight, blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors.
- Incorporating indoor plants not only purifies the air but also infuses a touch of lush greenery that fosters a deeper connection with the environment.
- Soft, neutral color palettes inspired by the earth's hues further promote a sense of calm and balance.
Transforming your home into a stylish and inviting space doesn't have to be overwhelming. Getting creative with lighting fixtures enhances aesthetics and sets the mood for different activities throughout the day. Mixing and matching furniture, decor, and textures creates a unique environment with a personal flare. Embracing nature through indoor plants, natural materials, and earthy elements adds a refreshing touch, bringing the outside world into the comfort of the home. Incorporating these simple styling tips can make a world of difference in elevating your home interiors. I hope you’re excited to refresh your space into a sanctuary that not only impresses your guests but also makes you feel proud to call it your own.
About Elizabeth Lamont
Elizabeth Lamont is an interior design studio and home furnishings boutique offering luxury furniture, bedding, home accessories, and interior design for relaxed, California living. Elizabeth Lamont Interiors offers a full range of online and in-person design services from initial consultation to final installation that transform homes into luxury living spaces. Our showroom is located at 15231 W Sunset Blvd in the Pacific Palisades. Come visit us and let's chat about all the possibilities for your home!