We have lived in our comfortable home for almost 4 years and we are just starting to scratch the surface in getting around to decorating it properly. Coming from a tiny apartment we didn't really worry about decorating much so when we moved into a beautiful 4 bedroom home, we had our work cut out for us.
I would layer up frames and had fun overcrowding it with holiday decorations. Here is what I did for Halloween one year. It was fun, but I was never satisfied.Ashley is an interior decorator and offered to come over and help me with my awkward small space. (Make sure to check out her Instagram account, too!)
Here are some tips that she shared with me on how to decorate a small space...
Must haves: Something vertical, something horizontal, something that shines, art work or picture and something natural.
1- Place tallest objects first. Items could include books, plants, flowers, art, lamps, vases, etc. Be sure it is not too large for the space.
2- Place horizontal item(s) second. Items could include: trays, books, decorative boxes or bowls, baskets, etc.
3- Place art. Art could be placed on top, behind, or next to the items already placed.
4- Fill in!: Place smaller items in spots that are lacking.
- If you are decorating book shelves, always start by placing your media (books, magazines, records). Place books both vertically and horizontally to add interest.
- Do not over-clutter or over-think.
- If you are styling multiple shelves be sure to take a step back to see how each shelf works with the other. Did you place all your vertical items on the left? Are there more items on one shelf than another. Here is the time to fix it.
- Be sure to place heavy or oversized items on the bottom shelf to give some visual weight to your newly adorned book case or built in.
- Wanting to update your old bookcase? Line the back with wallpaper to give interest and character.
Here are some of the trends for 2017...
Gold and rose gold
Carrera marble and Brass