Styling your new home as a fabulous newlywed needn't be a scary task! With so many options, styles and directions you can go in where do you even start? If these questions are plaguing you, this is the article you absolutely need in your life. Keep reading to see Coetzhuys's top tips on how to style your new home.
Let's face it, there are few things in life that are as exciting as decorating your first home as a wedded couple. It is a project that you both can actively participate and contribute to, to create a space that feels like you! Needless to say it, if you're not entirely confident with your décor and design skills, it can be a very daunting task as you'll most likely start off in a home filled with hand-me-downs from relatives, something your aunt dropped off and an overall mix and match of everything that you received as wedding and housewarming gifts. If this sounds a little too close to home, fear not, Coetzhuys is here to help and guide you every single step of the way to make sure your little slice of paradise looks good and feels AMAZING!!
You know what they say, when in doubt, keep it neutral. You will most likely start off in a cosier space, perhaps even an apartment so your colour palette choice is an important one, some may even say a crucial one. Colour has personality and bringing in too much personality can make your space feel cramped and overcrowded. Neutral walls create space for an artwork to pop or opt for an accent wall filled with wedding photos to grab the attention! Choosing the right curtaining for your windows also plays a big role, it has to tie in with the entire interior. Coetzhuys provides recommendations on colours, fabrics and styles to create bespoke curtains and roman blinds based on your décor style taking the guess work out of this big decision!
New furniture vs. Old Furniture. Don’t be afraid to mix and match new and old furniture for an eclectic style, old furniture could be passed from generations which has sentimental value and character. Be careful however as older furniture pieces tend to be bulky and fill space that could have otherwise been utilised. When buying new, bigger furniture pieces, like a couch and dining set, choose durable quality pieces that could also work in the next home or has a good resale value (#facebookmarketplace).
Modular furniture is a great option as you can easily move it around and it’s multi-functional.
A house feels like a home when you add your own personal touch. It is important to establish a theme BUT if you feel like you have a mix and match going on rotate your theme every season in order for you to play around with different décor styles. Eventually you’ll realise what works best for the both of you and what compliments your space.
Rugs make a huge difference especially if you’re not a big fan of the floors and need to create a distraction from it. Cover it with a beautiful rug. With so many styles, sizes and options available, the sky really is the limit!
Do not underestimate the power of a mirror, a mirror creates the illusion of a bigger space and depth. You could also bring the outdoors in by adding a mirror that reflects your garden or planters. Mirrors can bounce images around. Make sure your mirror is reflecting an aesthetic image to maximise on stylish finishing.
Bed Linen & Scatters
In the bedroom/s, keep the bedding white or neutral and add a delightful pop of colour using scatter cushions, a throw, a runner and fabulous artwork.
A great way to enhance your overall décor is with scatter cushions. Coetzhuys sources fabric and produces handmade scatter cushions that are sure to add the wow factor to your space. The first range they launched was Woven Landscapes which consisted of lush textured scatter cushions, with a story that took you on a road trip from Cape Town all the way to the Etosha Pan. Their latest collection is Radix, a collaboration done with South African artist Leandri Erlank which consists of 100% Linen and displays the hand drawn charcoal artwork. Fancy finding out more, grab all the details HERE.
The fourth and final point focuses on balance. Look at the whole picture. The lounge pocket might have been one of the best wedding inventions ever but it also extends into your home. Today, we rarely walk into a home where there is a different room for every occasion e.g. the kitchen, dining area, living room and tv room. These days, they are all visible in one space so creating balance is crucial for symmetry but also flow. This calls for creating different functional ‘lounge pockets’ and allowing an aesthetic flow amongst them.
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Coetzhuys was founded in 2022 by the owner, Chandré Coetzee. After finishing her business degree at the University of Stellenbosch, she pursued careers in retail and marketing. As a lover of beautiful things, her very own company Coetzhuys was born. In case you are not familiar with the brand, Coetzhuys provides bespoke interior and luxury décor products that will add that sophisticated and elegant touch to any space they adorn. Passionate about stylish finishing and chic aesthetics, Coetzhuys aims to create beautiful living spaces.