Interior Styling Tips & Tricks – Part 5

So we’ve talked about lots of ways to give your room that ‘designer’ finish. Now there are just a couple more tips to complete your crash course on interior styling.

Tip #7 – Little & Large

For ages we have been told small furniture should be used in a small room. It’s a lie! Small rooms furnished with teeny, tiny sofas and chairs look twice as small. Choosing large (not gigantic) pieces give the illusion of a larger space. Remember in art class when you were  told to fill the page? Fill the room!

Choose statement furniture that fills the room.

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This is also true for wallpaper. Go for big, bold prints in small rooms. Again they give the illusion of a big room. If you are a little nervous of this idea, try your downstairs loo first! It’s a small space and if you really don’t like it, it’s not the most important room in the house. But you will love it 😉

This is the wee powder room in Bizzy's glamper. This is so boho glam. The wallpaper is from Nina Campbell Perroquet.............

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For many years now, lots of us have been trying to replicate a hotel look with headboards. There’s been lots of  low, wide headboards which look fantastic but totally dwarf the room. In a small bedroom opt for a high headboard. It draws the eye upwards and gives the appearance of a bigger room.

Big Personality

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Another aspect that’s bound to shrink your room is a small rug. A rug should be almost be the size of the room. Allow approx. 12″ border from the rug to the wall. A large rug makes the room feel much bigger. You don’t need to opt for something as bold as the rug below but don’t choose a rug a tiny bit bigger than your coffee table!

Image: http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk

Tip #8 – Perfect Personality

The most important tip of all. You! Let your personality shine through. The things you like may not be everyone’s cup of tea but who cares?!!!!

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As the English writer Arnold Bennett said

“Good taste is better than bad taste, but bad taste is better than no taste”

x Ciara x 

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