A Stylist Reveals Her Best Interior Styling Tips!
Stylist Reiko Caron shares her top styling secrets.
As much as there’s an art to making things look pretty, there’s a science to it, too. Equipped with the right rules and a healthy dose of creativity, you can make your home as beautiful as one found in the pages of House & Home. Besides, you know what they say — you can’t break the rules until you know them! Read on for styling tips and tricks from some of my favorite H&H spaces.
When styling a space for a shoot, my number one trick is to bring in a ton of bright flowers. The only caveat: no grocery store bouquets allowed! Also, greenery goes far to break up empty space. Here, a large fiddle leaf fig tree is the perfect accent.
Open shelves require curating. Most of the time, less is more — decluttering is key! My no-fail recipe for styling bookshelves: add some of your favorite collectibles, neat stacks of books and a frame or two. For a quirky touch, finish off the look with a small frame hung on the front of the shelf.
You’ve probably heard this before: make groups of three! In this bedroom, the throw pillows, art frames, and objects on the nightstand follow this rule. It’s an easy way to keep the overall look pleasing to the eye.
Colorful pillows can elevate a bland grey couch (and bed!) to new levels. The trick is to go big and full. Don’t settle for small, flat pillows — even in the most beautiful of colors, they’ll cheapen the whole look.
Open shelving in the kitchen seems to be a trend with staying power, but keeping the look streamlined requires some serious organization. Open shelves should be styled sparingly, keeping neutral-colored dishes in neat stacks and glasses sparkling clean. If you can’t commit to the upkeep, avoid this look.
This space showcases the easiest and most effective styling tricks for an inviting kitchen: big bowls of fruit, curated open shelves, small framed art leaned against the backsplash and an eye-catching rug to finish off the look.
Don’t be afraid of statement pieces, such as an oversized piece of art or a statement chair. They make a big impact and create a unique room that looks personal and liveable.