Designing a new space or going for a new look? Designer, stylist and creative colourista Tiffany Pratt helps you reach your #decorgoals in three easy steps
1. Keep a colour log!
For a week, pay attention to colours you see when you’re watching TV, shopping at the mall or grocery store, or even taking a walk through a park. If you really open yourself up and pay attention to colours, you’ll notice which ones you react positively to. Take photos on your phone and when it comes time to decorate, try to incorporate those colours into your home.
2. Wallpaper is your friend!
Gone are the days of your grandmother’s wallpaper that took forever to remove and sometimes damaged the walls. Today’s wallpaper is easy to apply and is hassle free when the time comes to change it up. I always recommend wallpaper, especially for accent walls, as it’s a cheap and easy way to totally change the look of a room, and it can be done as often as you like!
3. Use what you already have
We all have items that are dated or beat up that we can’t wait to get rid of. But often all these pieces need is a fresh coat of paint and new hardware to give your space a fresh new look! Be creative with that chipped bedside table, and don’t be afraid to re-upholster those dining room chairs with a fun new pattern and material. There are many step-by-step tutorials you can follow online.
A common struggle people face when decorating their space is deciphering their own personal style and how to incorporate it into their home. I spent the fall season travelling across Canada speaking about transformation. These are my top three tips on how to easily – and affordably – transform your space to make it your own.
Get more inspiration from Tiffany in her book This Can Be Beautiful. $25. chapters.indigo.ca