Fresh off the Maison & Object interior design trade show in Paris, interior design expert and Luxaflex brand ambassador, Neale Whitaker, shares his tips for styling that suits your home and personality.
Throw away the trend book and instead use a mix of styles, eras, shapes, and textures to create a truly unique interior.
Keep the big picture items in mind such as multi-functional and sustainable living.
Trends fit into two categories: macro and micro.
Macro trends (like sustainability) are those around for extended periods of time, with no view of going anywhere, and micro trends (like shapes and styles) come and go quickly.
How does it make you feel?
Make your home all about you and your emotions.
It’s easy to open a catalogue and pick out a theme to replicate, but if the theme doesn’t suit your space, it won’t feel right.
Merge trends, and don’t be afraid to mix and match styles within your room, go slowly and take confidence in your own taste and style.
Maximise your home’s natural light to open up your space and instantly elevate your mood.
A bright room with lots of light is the perfect starting point to creating warmth in a home.
Add window shades that seamlessly blend sheers with blinds to create a warm light that allows for privacy without compromising on its natural outdoor light.
Layer your home with lamps, rugs, and soft furnishings to create warmth and display your favourite art, personal photographs, mementos, and books to tell your story and turn your house into a home.
Trust your instinct
Rules are meant to be broken.
Create a home with spirit, soul, and individuality by trusting your instincts.
Don’t be afraid to mix things up a little and remember, things you love are more important than things that are on trend.
Your home is yours, so make it your own.