Nads and I were recently invited to attend the HomeSense fall preview. And while I am really loving the summer weather that’s finally here, it was great to have a chance to look ahead and have a peek at some great ideas for glamorous fall décor. The displays were really inspiring, and I loved how the styling of the fabulously-priced merchandise gave it a high-end look. I’m a real high-low kind of girl, and nothing makes me happier than finding the right mix that makes my shopping deals take on boutique appeal.
Styling can make all the difference in giving your space a pulled-together, polished look. This is something I am working on learning, usually by trial and error. I picked up some great ideas courtesy of HomeSense, and I wanted to share. Here are 10 Great Styling Tips you need to know to make your home look fab.
1. Use Display-Worthy Edibles For Low Cost Décor
These soda bottles probably only cost a few dollars and look fabulous!
Why not leave out a few fancy sweets for your guests to nibble on when they visit? I think these look just as good on display as any decorative object. And they’re way more delicious!
2. Group Like Things Together For High Impact
Cluster like items together to add more visual weight. Look at how these 3 different trees make a higher impact when grouped together.
Here, a bowl of extra Christmas ornaments dresses up a side table.
3. Trays Make Everything Look Better
Use trays to give groupings a cohesive look and to add a polished touch.
Even utilitarian things look special if you put them on a tray.
4. Show Your Beautiful Books
I’m a real book lover. Why not pull out your favourite ones to add a personal feel to your space?
5. Put It Under A Bell Jar
What doesn’t look special under a bell jar? Pinterest is full of great examples of using bell jars in a decorative way. You could use 3 of anything with these jars – green apples, ornaments, a set of collectibles, 3 single flowers – you get the idea. This vignette is also a great example of grouping like things, and using food as display. That’s 3 styling tips in 1!
I’ve got 5 more great tips for making the most of your decorating efforts. Come back next post for the rest of the scoop.