There’s only one thing worse than having no style and that is over-styling. Think about it.
Make-up can be beautiful, but if it’s applied too liberally it can become a bit too OTT drag queen. Of course this is fine if you’re a drag queen, but if not then it just becomes ‘too much’.
Same goes with hair. It’s great to use a styling product. I mean, who doesn’t love dry shampoo or a squirt of hairspray? But too much and it just ends up looking greasy and horrible.
Same goes with interior design, particularly with respect to the modern living room. It’s often one of the first rooms in the house where we start to express ourselves.
We hate it when it has no style, so we experiment with new paint, new furniture or new artwork. We do end up going a bit over the top, so we move things around, take things away and continue to add to it. A lot.
We experiment but we do not master.
It’s time to get masterful with modernism. It’s time to start stylin’ up. Let’s show you a few tricks of the trade: styles, patterns, colours and accents.
The first thing to keep in mind is that everyone has a different sense of style. And that’s OK. You don’t have to like what others like and vice versa.
Your home is for you and your family (if you have one!). No-one else matters.
That said, be sure to keep your mind open to possibilities. Here we highlight some minimalist modern spaces – formal, funky and Scandinavian – and show how floor to ceiling windows can make a space feel light and airy.
If you love making a statement you will no doubt love the idea of ‘going large’ and investing in a super sized art print.
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