Is a home ever truly finished? With ever-changing trends coupled with the evolution of our own personal tastes, spaces in the house are continually being updated.
However, this doesn't mean that you can't create the illusion of a fully styled and complete home... and we're here to let you in on those secrets!
Transforming your house into a home is all about adding those finishing touches representing you and your family. So whether or not your home still looks like you've just moved in or you want to pull your interior design style together to create a cohesive look throughout each space, our designers are here to reveal all of their tips and tricks.
DEVELOP YOUR INTERIOR STYLE
The first step in adding finishing touches to your home is understanding what interior style or design trends you are drawn to. This will help create a foundation and starting point for how you want your space to look and feel.
If you're unsure of where to start, consider the following questions:
- What colours make you happy?
- What type of furniture do you love?
- What style of art or photography speaks to you?
- What is your favourite era for design?
- Do you prefer a more formal or relaxed space?
From there, take a look at some interior design blogs, magazines, or Pinterest, or draw inspiration from your local furniture stores as they often have spaces styled (Tailored Space Interiors is a great place to start!).
Just because you are drawn to a particular interior design theme doesn't mean you're not allowed to step outside of it. Interior Design can be anything you want it to be, and sometimes people can get caught up in strictly sticking to one design and end up with a home that doesn't feel like theirs.
Especially when you're almost at the end of your design journey and adding the finishing touches to your home, make sure they're personal. The finishing touches are where you get creative with your styling and inject your personality into the space. Add a few decor items that people would recognise as your particular style.
You've officially got our permission to disregard the trends and do what feels right.
Creating a base with larger furniture items will give you a great foundation to build on when it comes time to add the finishing touches to the home. Layering by adding texture or decor items would draw visitors' attention. This can be done in many ways, but a great place to start is with cushions, throws, and rugs.
Not only will this make your space more inviting, but it will also help create a cosy feel - perfect for those winter months! Adding layers with texture can also brighten up a room and add interest if you find yourself a little stuck on what finishing touches to add.
PLAY WITH SCALE
When it comes to finishing touches, playing with scale is a great way to create impact and interest in any space - large or small!
One of our favourite ways to do this is by adding a few larger pieces of art or wall hangings. These don't have to be expensive pieces, but they can really help fill up a larger wall and become a great conversation starter.
You could also consider adding some taller plants or greenery, as these finishing touches can help bring the outside in and make any space feel more alive!
You can try hanging meaningful artwork and photos to make it a touch more personal. Whether it's a print from your favourite artist or a candid shot of your loved ones, surrounding yourself with things that make you happy is what finishing touches are all about!
Adding lighting to your home is practical and can help create different moods within each space. Different lighting options can completely change the feel of a room, so it's important to consider what type of light you want and where you want to place it.
For example, if you want to add some finishing touches to your bedroom and create a more romantic feel, adding some fairy lights or string lights around the room can help create that ambiance.
On the other hand, if you want to add some finishing touches to your home office to make it feel more productive, adding a desk or floor lamp can help achieve that.
The great thing about lighting is that there are so many different options available, so you can really get creative with how you want to style each space in your home!
Our final tip that we'll leave you with is:
FINISH OFF EACH SPACE ROOM BY ROOM
When adding the finishing touches to your home, it's important to take each space one room at a time. This will help you focus on each area and ensure that each space is styled to your liking.
Start with the room you spend the most time in and work your way around. This way, you can ensure that each space is finished to your standards, and you'll be able to enjoy your newly styled home in no time!
We hope you found these tips helpful and that they've inspired you to add the finishing touches to your own home! Remember, there are no rules when styling your home - so have fun with it and make it your own!
Tailored Space Interiors is here to help you with all your finishing touches, big or small. So come and see us in-store or shop online today!