We all have that friend who oozes style. You know the type. Their wardrobe and home always looks ready for an Instagram photoshoot. But, don’t worry newbies: style can be learned. From artwork to books, here are 11 things every stylish home has – and it’s not what you would think!
Published January 25, 2019, Updated July 2, 2019
Textured Fabric Wall Art
People aren’t only wrapping themselves in textured fabrics on chilly evenings – they’re also decorating their walls for a modern, artsy feel. From cotton wall rugs to macrame hangings (like the ones pictured above), Pinterest notes that the trend is rapidly growing this year.
Good lighting is the key to a stylish space. And we’re not just talking enough light to make the space feel bright and open (although that’s important, too). Dramatic light fixtures can transform any room. We’re diggin’ these pendant lights in this kitchen designed by Scott McGillivray.
One thing every stylish home has is a selection of amazing artwork. You don’t even have to spend a ton of money on art, as long as you pick pieces that fit the size and vibe of each room. Don’t know how? From the bathroom to the living room, we have some tips on how to pick art.
Lots of Greenery
A surefire way to makeover any space in your home is by adding lots of greenery. Plants and flowers will not make your home more attractive, it can also help with air quality and improve your sleep. Added bonus: it’s something you can do to refresh your home for less than $100.
Something that shouts great taste is having a timeless antique in your home. Pick one solid piece, like a vintage dining room table or an eclectic cabinet to put in your entranceway. You’ll be happy you made the investment: it’ll stand the test of time and be a talking point with guests.
Mirrors don’t just have to go in the bathroom. Many stylish homes have large mirrors in the bedroom, living room or foyer, as they’ll reflect light and make a space appear larger. We’re crushin’ on the mirror in this dining space inside a 400-square-foot Toronto studio apartment.
Statement Throw Pillows
Something that’ll definitely add a sense of flair to your home are statement throw pillows and blankets. Not only are they functional (to cozy up when you’re Netflixin’), they’re fun and stylish. Living rooms, bedrooms and even your outdoor space can use some chic comfort.
Every fashionable home always seems to have beautifully curated bookshelves, shelving and coffee tables. They’re not stashed with old games and junky trinkets, but rather a selection of photographs, candles, plants, art and meaningful mementos that look good on display together.
Something that never goes out of style is the confidence to take risks and do something bold. Whether that’s a paint colour, piece of artwork or statement chandelier is up to you. How much do you love the purple wall in this modern bohemian home featured on Masters of Flip?
You’re going to be spending lots of time in your living room, so having a statement sofa is something that’ll give your space a boost of panache. It doesn’t even have to be a bold colour like in this colourful Toronto character home: a sofa’s material and shape can speak volumes too.
Books, Books, Books
Reading is always sexy. Filling your home with books gives your space style and substance. From shelving to coffee tables to your nightstand, there are no shortage of places to stack some of your favourite books. Are you also swooning over the bookshelves in this Toronto rental?