A beautifully curated home can be best described as a unique collection of current dreams and past experiences. It reflects the personality and story of the person or family who lives in it. Thus, it’s rarely a 1:1 copy from an interior design magazine. When entering a beautifully curated home, we instantly notice that furniture and accessories are thoughtfully collected and presented. This is why such a place always has a unique vibe – different from a home that’s ‘only’ nicely decorated. A curated home is not put together in a week or two. It has to grow and evolve over time. However, a few ‘secrets’ can help us achieve a curated look faster and more easily.
The 4 ‘Secrets’ to a Beautifully Curated Home
- Add character.
- Pay attention to detail.
- Mix different styles.
- Allow your style to evolve.
No. 1: Add Character
By adding unique furniture and accessories, we make our home reflect our individual style. It can be something we found when traveling the world, anything vintage, or a hand down from a family member. Also, pieces we made or revamped ourselves. The thing is that a well-decorated home can be composed of furniture and decoration that everyone else can get. Whereas a well-curated home incorporates items that aren’t commonly available. Hence, if you want to add character to your home, concentrate on those rare and unique pieces.
No. 2: Pay Attention to Detail
When aiming for a beautifully curated home, the little details make all the difference. This doesn’t mean having loads of small pieces of decoration all over the place. Find some spots in your home to showcase a few selected items. That way, you can add interest without adding clutter. Moreover, those thoughtfully presented items aren’t competing with each other and get the attention they deserve.
No. 3: Mix Different Styles
Of course, when you absolutely love a particular interior style, go for it. However, when aiming for a curated look, mixing different styles can make a huge difference. Admittedly, it’s more challenging than taking the latest design magazine and copying that mid-century elegant, modern farmhouse, or relaxed beach house look. But I think it’s worth the extra amount of effort and creativity. The result will most certainly be a unique reflection of your personality and individual taste.
No. 4: Allow Your Style to Evolve
Personal style and preferences are never set in stone. Once in a while, we’ll undoubtedly come across items we no longer love. Don’t be afraid to add, replace, or remove them. We evolve, and we want our home to reflect these changes. As always, try to find a new home for the things you no longer enjoy. Give them a second life. Or at least, discard them consciously.
And there you have it – four ‘secrets’ to achieve the look of a beautifully curated home faster and more easily. I think these tips are a good starting point. Still, you should allow your home decor style to grow over time. Just like your dreams, experiences, and preferences continually evolve. Because then, your beautifully curated home will truly reflect your unique personality and tell an individual, captivating story.
More Tips and Inspirations
The tips above will work a lot better in a nicely organized and clutter-free environment. So, when this is still something you struggle with, these articles may give you a bit of a boost:
- The KonMari Method: All You Need to Know + Printable Guide
- Home Decluttering a la Marie Kondo: Lessons Learned
Are you just looking for simple ideas to make your space feel a bit more home?
Or do you want to dive deeper and read how to add a unique vibe?
But whatever you’ve planned, don’t rush into it! I’d always recommend you invest in quality rather than quantity, take it slow, and be very selective:
- Home Accessories: Buy Less and Better
- How to Become a Mindful Shopper
- 7 Reasons Why Choosing Quality over Quantity Is Always a Good Idea
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