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4 No-Fail Tips for Styling Your Home

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David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

When it comes to the design process of the interior of a home, styling counts. This is going to be what makes a house feel like a home. Just placing furniture and accents around doesn’t exactly cut it. They need to be placed in such a manner that helps that structure of the inside of the house shine. You want to make sure that you’re bringing the room to life whenever you do this. One of the wonderful things about styling is the fact that it truly can transform any space. These are some tips that can even help the biggest of novices decorate their home.

Style your bookshelves

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Bookshelves are fantastic for holding books but also displaying decorative pieces such as statues and pictures. Books are great for decorating tables as they are very neutral but garner just enough attention to stand out. They can also be tastefully decorated on a bookshelf as well.  If you can do it properly, you can create a very chic appearance. You’ll just want to stack your books on top of each other, and depending on the thickness of the books, you’ll want some leftover room.  If the books are stacked too high it’s going to create a cluttered appearance. But if done correctly, you can have enough space to tastefully show off your books and your accents. This adds to more personality on your shelves plus it gives your room a whole new feeling.

Have some plants

You truly can never go wrong with plants. Plants are considered neutral decorative items. So you can expect them to look spectacular the second you bring them into your home. Greenery comes in so many forms such as bouquets, houseplants, or even something such as garland. Greenery has the power to bring life and texture to the space while also making you happy. This touch of nature is going to help you feel more productive and cozy too. Just keep in mind that plants do have their own needs. So you will need to be ready to commit to taking care of them unless you decide to go with a faux plant.  If you do decide to get real plants, some plants do much better in cooler air, so you need to look into a reliable AC company. This will allow your plants to feel good on a hot day, but you as well.

Old and new

You’re going to have an impeccable combination if you decide to mix up your new items with your vintage. This adds a very sophisticated look that can be styled in such a way that could look elegant, luxurious, boho, and so much more. If you struggle to find gorgeous vintage pieces, then you can check for vintage-inspired décor pieces too. You just want to make sure you’re not going to go overboard with it.

Have good lighting

Good lighting is one of the most important things to have a beautiful home. Both natural and artificial lighting will shine light and reflect what is being styled. This can either enhance your room or it could potentially make your room look less appealing. However, lighting brings in so much depth and height. You should also consider your artificial lighting as well. You should choose light fixtures that complement the room and shine down on the best parts of the space. This is going to allow your space to thrive. 

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