5 Styling lesson from interior design magazines

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5 Styling lesson from interior design magazines

It’s not always possible to keep our homes pristine, polished and carefully curated as in those home decor magazines. Because for one, our homes are lived in. Secondly, so much goes into those styling and it will be impossible to keep up regardless of budget. But we could learn a few things from them. Taking the insights to create a space that reflects our character. So here are 5 Styling lesson from interior design magazines. 

Less is more 

The beauty of minimalism is the  simplicity of the concept. It focus on creating a space that feels peaceful, simple, clean and visually appealing. You could apply this concept into your decor easily. Start by getting rid of items that you do not need. If you are renovating, only buy functional items. For example you could buy a decorative alarm clock for your side table. In that way you have a clock and a decorative accessory. Minimalism will lead to less clutter in your home. And the budget benefit of this is, you don’t have to spend money straight away, it starts with downsizing. 

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Use objects of different shapes and sizes to create a harmonious contrast of items. This could be wall art in different shapes and sizes. Or unique objects such as sculpture in various sizes.  Adding texture to your decor will add depth to your styling and give it a polished look. You could add a few throw pillows in varying sizes. Things like handmade textured vase can act as simple statement pieces to your decor. Handmade items tend to have unique characters that will enhance your decor.


When working with an empty room it is an advantage to do things from scratch, but this can be a daunting process. The key is to balance your  furniture, choosing the right size based on the size of your room. With wall art it would be helpful buy items of different sizes, so that you can create balanced contrast with the different sizes.

The perfectly imperfect

Yes this is a thing, those magazine stylists take their time to actually create a perfectly imperfect look. This trend is common with bedroom decor.  And I love it. I think of all the trends and insights from decor magazines this the one I can achieve without much effort. Just get a few nice quality beddings, declutter your bedroom and you are good to go.

The perfectly imperfect look on the bedroom is more inviting when the beddings are fresh and the room smells good.

5 Styling lesson from interior design magazines
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Creating a functional interior should be a priority. Be mindful of the  items you choose to buy. Because with intentional and purposeful purchases it will be easy to bring the room all together in a harmonious way. For example if you have kids there are some decor items that would not be easy to have. Functional decor accessories will also make your home decluttered. You could use a mirror as a decorative accessory and to give your room more depth. Or you could use a storage basket as a decor accessory and for storage.

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Magic Linen’s – 3 piece linen bedding set in Rust Pink.

20 Replies to “5 Styling lesson from interior design magazines”

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    Cristina Petrini says: 12 February, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    My dream is exactly to have a house like this, but the structure and many things prevent me, but you can always improve, right?

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 12 February, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you. Yes you can always improve, grow and evolve in it 🙂

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    Melissa Cushing says: 12 February, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    We are looking to buy a home by the end of then year and I am for sure looking for bright, white and airy in my new home as that is the perfect calming and gorgeous atmosphere that speaks to me and it is one that I would love to wake up to every day, I love all of the designs above and minimalism is the way to go for sure. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 12 February, 2020 at 6:22 pm

      Hi Melissa, thank you. Bright, spacious and calming are key if you are buying. I wish good house hunting.

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    Chad says: 12 February, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    This is so beautiful!!!! Less is more and functional designs…These are amazing tips, love it.

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 12 February, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you.

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    Dan "Jay" Reyes says: 12 February, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I like these pictures of interior designs as well as the tips 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

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    Kel Cole says: 13 February, 2020 at 4:42 am

    This is beautiful! I struggle with interior design and this big post was certainly helpful. I’ll be moving into a new space soon and I’ll keep theses tips in mind! It’s hard to fight the urge to fill the space so I’ll remind myself less is more. Great post!

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 13 February, 2020 at 7:08 am

      Hi Kel, I know the feeling, especially for decor stuff. There lots of pretty things, I hope you create your create a place you love with less.

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    Jay Aguirre says: 13 February, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Wow I love these photos. They are so beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. I love the design lessons as well. I can’t wait to start decorating my house when I finally get my own space!

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 13 February, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      Hi Jay, thank you, I’m glad you found the design lesson helpful 🙂

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    Heather says: 13 February, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I’m saving this post for when we finally purchase our home! I can’t wait to decorate and want to make sure I do it right!

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 13 February, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      Happy decorating 🙂 one of the things I enjoy. Thanks for the love.

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    Myrah Duque says: 13 February, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Bright, white and airy is my style! My house has is just like this. It makes it an environment that is calm and soothing. Thank you for sharing!

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    Recoveringsuperwoman says: 13 February, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I wish I could understand and implement the less is more approach, I get so overwhelmed especially with all the things needed with three kids.

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    Lisa says: 13 February, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    These are some lovely interior design tips! I’ll try some out at home.

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    Ashley R says: 13 February, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    I wish more people would join the minimalism home fun. We do and It makes me feel so much better without a home filled with junk. Even decor. Buying things that just sit there and collect dust.

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    kumamonjeng says: 14 February, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Functioning is still the number one priority for me. I also like the simplicity so adopting light color is the key for me.

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    KishaRose says: 14 February, 2020 at 3:55 am

    Everything is so gorgeous! Less is Best! I truly love all the rooms and they are all functional.

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    Puja says: 15 February, 2020 at 4:08 am

    I love Nordic decor. These rooms look pretty and functional.

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