Buying a big beautiful piece of furniture can be so exciting! It makes a huge difference in a space in very little time, not to mention finding exactly what you are looking for is a very satisfying feeling. Sometimes once you set up your new piece, though, you realize you haven’t really thought much about what to actually put in or on the piece. The blank space can be a little intimidating! Books? Succulents? A picture of your dog? There’s an endless sea of choices of what you could put in all those the nooks and crannies!
There’s actually a bit of an art to styling that can be a little tricky to navigate- that’s why we want to help you! Styling a piece can help you create that beautiful cohesive look that originally made you want to buy a particular piece of furniture. Here are our tips on how to style your spaces and create a polished effortless look (without creating clutter)!
1. Mixing materials: Adding pieces of a variety of materials creates a more visually pleasing look. This can work in your favor if you are looking around your house for your styling items! Our guideline is something green, something natural, something shiny and you can't go wrong!
2. Grouping Objects: Create small collections of objects rather than using all singular items. It helps the display look more intentional rather than like random clutter. If you have a collection of items, don't be afraid to mix them up in the arrangement.
3. Create some levels: Stagger your heights to create a more dynamic look. Notice all the different levels in these pictures- we like to put the smallest items closest to your eye.
4. Use foundation pieces: Use a few unique statement pieces to create a base. We love starting with a tray or book and layering on top of that!
5. Add greenery: Put a little life in your display!
6. Put a personal piece/conversation starter in the mix: You want your home to feel comfortable for you and remind you of the things you love! Don't be afraid to incorporate personal items that make your home unique!
Karrie loves using animals in her designs (she is a gold mine of animal fun facts) and Stephanie got this souvenir good luck garland from her mom when she went to India (right)!
We hope this was helpful for you if you have been wondering how to style a new piece. If you've made a display you love, we would love to see pictures!
Photo Credit: -Andrea Behrends