5 top tips to styling your home

If you've dreamt of having a super stylish home that belongs in a magazine, take a look at these top tips for styling your home like a pro.

When you flick through the pages of a magazine and see the gorgeous homes featured, it makes us dream of how we can make our homes look just as good. But what tips and tricks can we take from the stylists to make our homes look perfect? Style at Home magazine's Homes Editor Laurie Davidson gave us a tips and tricks on a recent shoot that we can use in our homes.

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Declutter, declutter, declutter!

Keep your home clutter-free. Make sure you have good storage so those everyday items you need can be cleared away easily to keep your space tidy. Pretty storage boxes that can be stored under beds or sofas or on top of cupboards are ideal.

white wall with white shelve and rose with glass jar

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Size matters

On shelves or mantelpieces arrange your favourite accessories in different heights to add interest. Try propping up framed prints with candles or decorative accessories to tie a look together.

study room with blue wall and book shelves and fireplace

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Accent colours

Make your room work together by being clever with colour. Choose an accent colour from curtains, cushions or your favourite bedding set and pick out accessories in complementary shades. Remember a contrasting colour can add a hit of colour to a room, why not try grey with yellow or turquoise with pink.

bathroom with wooden floor and washbasin

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Soften the look

Break up an expanse of kitchen units or add colour to a plain bathroom scheme with texture and soft furnishings. Display some stylish tea towels or a bundle of towels in different shades to add interest to a kitchen or bathroom.

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Style up with flowers

Flowers, herbs or branches can instantly lift a room and create a focal point in the space without being too pretty. Decorative branches and twigs can work just as well as cute posies displayed in vases or vintage-style milk bottles.

Amy Hodge

Amy Hodge has been working on interiors magazines for over 11 years. She's a freelance writer and sub editor who has worked for some of the UK's leading interiors magazines including Ideal Home, Style at Home and Country Homes & Interiors. She started at Style at Home just after it launched as food editor and is now chief sub editor for Ideal Home, Style at Home and Country Homes & Interiors.