I’m glad you could join me.  So I recently moved from Melbourne to Brisbane and began to share my experiences. It is a move that was long overdue and I’m wondering why I didn’t make the move sooner. Spend hours on end thinking should I or shouldn’t I, wondering what it would be like, will I miss my family, what about my friends. I kept playing over all the scenarios in my head, wondering and worrying about what the move would mean to me, I tell you what, the best thing to do is stop wondering and starting putting plans into action. Worrying about things that may or may not happen is a total waste of time and also counter productive. Follow me on my journey and learn from my mistakes, here I’ll be posting tips on problems I’ve encountered during my move.

Essential tips to successfully style your new home

Styling and décor has always been a keen interest of mine and I like to think that this is something I’m good at. When it comes to decorating for a party, restyling the house or renovating the home, there are a few simple design rules that I use. These apply to almost any space regardless of the design style you want to achieve. It’s fair to say that there can be exceptions to the rules, they are meant as a guide to help achieve your very own style in your own home,

Make a statement with art

A nice piece of artwork can set the scene in any room and when it comes to artwork, a bigger canvas or frame will provoke more of a reaction. There nothing better than covering a bare wall with a piece of artwork the pops with richness in colour, place it in a hallway, above the bed head or a lounge. Pick colours off the artwork to use around the room, this will complement the artwork and bring a story to your styling.

Group items together

Some items used for styling can seem dull and boring on its own; however by grouping these items together, it can build a more eye catching design feature. Set the dining table by grouping plates and bowls together, bottles can be a statement when paired up with vibrant green leaves. Individual vases may look lonely in the corner but can become a strong element in abundance.

Pop with patterns

Patterns provide texture and colour; a design without pattern is plain and clinical. There are patterns around us all the time, incorporate them in your styling and it will pay off. Add some bold patterns in cushions or throws, what about the carpet or rug, even a patterned feature wall with paint or wallpaper can increase style.

Keep it simple

Strong interior design style is best accomplished with clean lines, neutral tones with the use of bold colours and patterns sparingly. Prevent the use of varying style furniture and keep it simple, too much in one space can compete with each other or even clash. When it comes to styling, the phrase ‘less is more’ is never more true.