It’s A lot Easier Than You Think…
One of the loveliest comments I can get on my Instagram feed is how pulled together my home looks. I love a gorgeously styled room, which I truly believe anyone can achieve. Regardless of your interior style, there are certain items in a room that will make a living room looked pulled together. It’s a little bit of science of nailing that perfectly placed feel, but I swear that it’s easier than you think to do.
Here are my top tips for a pulled-together home…
A LARGE RUG.
If you buy one thing for a room, buy a large rug. Please don’t go for a small rug. You want the biggest you can get ensuring that your furniture can sit halfway on it. Not only will it make your room look so much bigger than it is, but it will also bring some unity to the living room. You guys know I love a La Redoute rug, and this Berber one is the dream.
I love a good cushion on a sofa. Much like the rug, the bigger the better in my opinion. However, the key to pulling your room together with throw pillows is to ensure they mesh. You really don’t want symmetrical matchy-matchy pillows. I like cushions that come in similar textures and colour scheme. This will ensure a more lived-in, styled look, rather than a show home feel.
FLORALS AND PLANTS.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Plants and florals make or break a space. Plants are such a great way to add colour and life into your living room. Small plants are a perfect styling accent that can be added to any surface in your room. An ideal solution for a bare table. Where I can, I’ll always stock up on some fresh florals for even more colour and vibrancy to a room. I love to go for more seasonal flowers where I can. Place them on your coffee table and admire your
Like your rug, go big with your artwork. Nothing looks worse than a vast wall with a tiny picture on it. Artwork can be as expensive as you like. Desenio is of my favourite places to get artwork and there are so many different styles and shapes to suit your budget. Go as big as you can and have one stand out piece or two parallel ones for a chic cohesive look.
A WIDE TV STAND.
My pet peeve is when I see a TV that is too large for the stand that it is on. Or larger than the fireplace mantle it is hung above. This can instantly make a room look messy and not complete because you’ve not measured properly. One of the number one things you can do is get a wider TV stand than your TV. I use a chest of drawers for my TV. Wide enough and plenty of storage for all our things. Measure twice, check once and have a fabulously pulled together room.