How to Create a Curated Look in Your Home
A curated look in home décor has become very popular in recent years. Instead of everything being perfectly matched and within one specific style, a curated look appears less planned and intentional and instead looks like everything has been collected over the years and put together with a keen eye. Everything complements each other without looking like it came from the same place.
This may seem like a more challenging look to achieve, but it’s actually a lot easier than you may think. It’s also a lot of fun. You can really get creative and indulge in the process of putting together a home that will truly express your individual taste and style.
Here are some easy decorating tips to create a curated look in your home.
Decorating Tips for a Curated Look
Mix the old with the new
The contrast between old and new décor creates a really interesting look that doesn’t seem “planned” but instead like you’ve built it up over time, which is the essence of a curated look. Vintage items also bring a lot of character to a space, while newer items will infuse it with fresh, contemporary vibe. Find a nice balance between the two to capture a truly unique design that is all your own.
Another way to switch things up is by combining different decorating styles. When you stick to one strict style, everything looks very intentional. However, adding just one other style to the mix, even in a small way, will give the décor more character. The more contrasting the styles are, the more interesting it will be, such as rustic décor mixed with glamorous elements.
Switch up where you shop
The more varied your sources for décor are, the more curated and original your decorating will look. Visit stores in your area you haven’t checked out before, shop online at the myriad retailers all over the world, and explore thrift shops and garage sales for one-of-a-kind items. The latter can turn up some real gems that you can then personalize if you’d like with some DIY projects.
Think outside the box
Get creative with décor by using some objects for things outside their original purpose. For example, a garden pot can be turned into a charming holder for your cooking utensils that you sit out on your kitchen counter, a large mason jar can hold toiletries such as cotton balls and q-tips, and designer shopping bags can be framed for some chic wall art. Try to see things in a new light.
Mix up accent chairs
It’s natural to think that everything needs to match in a literal way for it to look nice in a space. However, furniture and décor can complement each other without being exactly the same. Your accent chairs are a good example. Try swapping them out to different styles to give your seating a more curated look. This works well in a dining room, too, especially with the two end chairs.
Choose décor that you love
This sounds like it would be obvious, but it’s easy to get wrapped up in just trying to fill a space or choosing things that are the right color, shape, and style without you being completely in love with them. For a curated look that will truly feel like a reflection of you, focus on only filling it with things you genuinely love. It may take a little longer to finish the décor, but you’ll be so much more satisfied with the result.