Great rooms are like great songs, sometimes you love them because the lyrics are clever and other times the tune is just catchy and easy to listen to.
There are a couple of sure fire ways to make your room catchy. Repetition is the easiest. By repeating a common element around the room the eye naturally follows. This creates rhythm and becomes expected. Think colour, shape, pattern or texture, your mind likes repetition because it is consistent. Create a moodboard, they are powerful. Without guidance we all get off track and a moodboard is like a roadmap pointing you in the right direction. First you need inspiration…….
This week one of my closest friends has moved to Sydney, only for a short time as her job has taken her there, but I will miss her more than she knows. So I’m dreaming of packing my bags, hijacking my favourite people (you know who you are!) and going on a road trip.
Back to decorating….Use your moodboard and refine your idea around repeating a common element around your room. Colour? Pick one and include it in artwork, cushions, shelving and accessories.
Not a fan of colour? What about shape? A combo of round mirrors, wall dots, vessels and lighting.
Maybe you love neutral and are not a fan of pattern. Why not focus on loads of similar texture, baskets, timber stools, a wicker chair and chunky woven throws.
What about pattern you ask? Maps are so cool and can be included in so many different ways. Display them as a cheeky reminder of where you have been and where you would love to go….
I could go on but I’m sure you get the idea. Repetition is catchy and catchy is memorable. And this is just one of the many ways you translate an idea into a room design!
Whatever you decide, follow the voice in your head and I guarantee you will have a world of fun styling a room that sings!