As you start to create your story, the challenge lies in positioning and presenting every piece in a way that balances out your space. A natural flow and aesthetic look that guides your eye around the room is the end goal.
One way to begin is by assigning little themes and facets of your personality to different spaces around your home. Try to redefine these spaces in a way that reflects this personality and be creative with how you position your pieces. Move things around and change their positions, add new items and you will see how you can change a room’s feel immediately.
Time to start moving things around!
• Pick something small to start – a bookshelf, for example, is a perfect place to practice since it has a practical function but can also be used decoratively.
• Don’t fall into the trap of overcrowding it with its functionality – keep the books you really like and throw or give away the junk.
• Pick out some of your other personal items that are quirky or eclectic that would fit well on the shelves.
• Decorate parts of the shelves with some of these items you like; they can include anything from plants to Chinese porcelain, retro or vintage pieces – just remember that less is more!
The result? A story that you’ve told in a microcosmic area of your home. This small success will give you the confidence to tackle bigger challenges.