So, you have nearly finished the room and something is missing. You aren’t going “Oh, wow” each time you walk in. In any room you need to add 1- 2 pieces that are out of context. That is all, no more. This creates an energy vibe and big twist that makes a space zing. Remember when we said all rooms with style were memorable? Well, by adding something that doesn’t quite “go” or that is a little off makes it memorable. It’s about creating a tension that is different to the rest of the room. If everything is a smooth shiny surface it will be boring, so by adding texture e.g. a sisal rug you instantly create that energy vibe.
Look at the picture repinned from Greige (lots of gorgeous pictures there). A Sparkly chandelier over a rustic industrial dining table. Am sure you have all seen that! Why does it work you ask? Well there are different textures at play here –masculine, rustic &rough table contrasted with a shiny, sparkly, delicate & feminine chandelier. (By the way this photo also works ‘tonally’ – thinking of this in black and white- there are 50 shades of Grey in there aren’t there?) It is an unexpected twist – a real bloke wouldn’t buy a chandelier would he? He’d buy the table!
So maybe instead of trying to get rid of those blokey pieces that you hate, perhaps you could look at them in a different light? Use them to create that tension and vibe and perhaps they will be the missing link for your cool, remodelled and otherwise feminine space.