Discover Your Decorating Style
Want to make over your space, but aren't sure where to start? You don't have to have a Hollywood budget or an entire crew of people to set a beautiful stage in your own home. Use these tips from Catherine to establish your own style.
Once you sift through the piles in your home, Catherine says your home décor immediately improves. "Space to think gives the greatest luxury, and then when you have that canvas and you're in that clear thinking space," she says. "You can actually see what you want to do."
It's not always easy, Catherine says, but the process is so worth it. "How can you enjoy your books if you don't have them up on a shelf and can see them—or put them on the coffee table? If they're all just in piles under your bed, that's nothing," she says. "How many toys can the kids play with? There's a limit, and so I think it's all about just kind of trying to clear it out and gives you a canvas to work in."
Rearranging a room can also let you know if you're trying to fix something that isn't broken. "Sometimes just moving stuff around changes your energy and your perspective or you say, 'No, no, no it was good the way it was before,'" Catherine says. "And you feel satisfied with the way it was it was."
It's easy to get stuck in a design rut, so Catherine says to think about what you really want the intention of each room to be. "We took the television out of our living room because it was ugly and there was no spot to really put it where it looks good, and it's become the place where we all sit to talk," she says. "You [might] think you could never have a living space without a TV—which is something I thought—but you actually can."
Catherine says she once had a friend call her after buying two expensive armchairs that didn't quite match with her sofa. "I said, 'Why don't you buy some throw pillows that go back with the couch for the armchairs, and get some throw pillows that go back with the armchairs for the sofa?'" she says. "She rang me and she said: 'It's brilliant! It works! Everything ties together.'"
"Don't dumb down the signs for kids, because kids are incredibly sophisticated," Catherine says. "You need to put more beautiful things and more diversity and more interesting visual things in front of them because they're so impressionable and it's when all their taste and attitudes toward the visual are formed."
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