We like to think of styling as the cherry on top of the design process. It’s the final touch in elevating a space and telling a story.
Styling is about so much more than laying out pretty objects in a row. Thoughtful, personal styling can really bring your space to life.
“Mistakes” in design are always subjective, but there are a few things we notice tend to make a vignette feel a little one-note, and so today, we’re sharing a few things we’ve learned to try to avoid over the years.
Styling mistake no 1. — Disregarding scale.
When there are a lot of tiny accessories in bookshelves, on coffee tables, on countertops, etc. it can quickly make things look cluttered and random. Instead, we like to break up all the little objects by adding large pieces into vignettes like boxes, large vases, bowls, etc. If you get stuck, try corralling small items together by anchoring them with trays or in groupings.
Don’t be intimidated by large accessories! Not only are they substantial and grounding, but the grand scale of them can bring out the smaller items surrounding them as well!