How to Make the Most of Your Space
TIPS FOR STYLING YOUR TABLE:
*Use varying heights for accessories to add interest. Perhaps one tall vase, one smaller accessory
*Group “like” items with “like” items
*Use shiny as well as matte objects to play off each other
*Always have flowers–even if it’s a single stem. It makes such a difference
*Books (even magazines) Stack them neatly, keeping binding together
*Place an accessory on top of your books for added details
TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR SPACE LOOK ITS VERY BEST:
1.) Layer, layer, layer — while I like clean lines, and less clutter, adding accessories on tops of books, filling in dead space on bookshelves is crucial. For example–a lot of times the backs of bookcases are empty–why not put a pretty framed photo or piece of art in the back. Just rest it against the bookcase/wall to fill up that empty space. Place books bindings at the front edge of the bookcase, not the back
2) Rugs–Rugs add warmth and depth. I’m a big fan of using a sisal carpet and then layering a hide on top. I love the look. Or, a single shag rug can do wonders because of great texture!
3) Coffee Tables--be sure to add flowers, 2-3 accessories–both large and small to add dimension and BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS. Using a tray is nice to keep things organized. (Hide your remotes when possible). Add in some things shiny, some matte for added depth
4) Wall space--this can be tricky depending on the look you are going for. Obviously if it’s minimalism, then less is more. But if that’s not the case, wall galleries are huge right now! You can mix and match anything and it can look great (Check out my instagram @jwsinteriors for great examples)
5) Your Sofa–yes, you need accent pillows, but don’t forget to add a throw (maybe a faux fur throw) for that added layer and texture. If you have a solid fabric on your sofa, why not trick it out and add ribbon edging to pillows or the skirt portion?
6) Your Kitchen–I like clean countertops–no appliances scattered throughout (I realize not everyone can do this in small quarters), but if you are able, hide the appliances and add flowers, a big bowl for fruit and perhaps some ginger jars or glass pottery. If your cabinets don’t go all the way to the ceiling you can use that dead space to fill with a collection of some sort
7) Add life! Be sure to add in a tree or two–I love Fiddlefigs! The green is an excellent pop of color and plants turn out pretty in photos too