Styling Tips From Alicia: Finishing TouchesDecember 7th, 2011 | Posted by in Styling Tips From Alicia
With home décor, as in fashion, the perfect look is about the right accessories. With just a few little touches here and there, you can turn any design into a splendid look. Here are some of my little tricks to help you out this holiday season.
Hate that table? Cover it with fabric! When I’m looking for something to add a little kick of color, a fabric drop is always my first instinct. And you don’t have to spend a lot to do it. Go to your nearest fabric store and head straight for the section labeled “remnants”. Find a flowy fabric that works within your color scheme and you’re set. Pool the fabric in the center of the table or along a mantel making sure to turn the cut side edges under. Then arrange your décor on top and voila: Instant pop!
Things looking a little flat? Prop it up! Add some interest to your décor by adding levels. Turn a flower vase upside down and set an arrangement on top. Stack small wrapped boxes with ribbon behind your other décor. Fill a glass jar with spun ribbon, flip it over and use it as a pedestal for a filled candle. Or, incorporating the fabric idea above, set small boxes in various sizes in a group or row and cover with fabric. You’ll have instant levels and variety.
Candles looking a bit lonely? Display them with other fragranced items! Using the new Claire Burke display trays, you can easily display multiple products. Set a diffuser, filled candle, or glass votive in the middle of a display tray and surround with potpourri. Not only will it look beautifully styled, but your fragrance impact will be doubled.
I hope you have success with these ideas! Feel free to share your own below.
Alicia Thompson is the Marketing Manager for Claire Burke Home Fragrance. Her passion for fragrance and design is well known throughout the company and we hope you’ll find it contagious. Look for her monthly column showing you insider styling tricks used to create our stunning Claire Burke displays.