Whether you’re a fan of Pottery Barn or not, you have to admit their catalogs always have some good food for thought when it comes to accessorizing. They have a great styling team, and I always look through the pages carefully for new and unexpected ways to arrange/store/display things around the house.
Here are some easy styling tricks I spotted in the latest catalog. . .
- A pretty basket makes a great trash can, especially if it’s in plain view.
- You don’t have to stop at just two rugs when layering carpets.
- Trays and simple containers make everything look more stylish and organized on your desk top.
- Create a faux bulletin board by taping a collection of favorite photos inside picture frame molding.
- Make simple storage baskets more interesting and personal by attaching clipboards, numbers, etc. (pretty notecards or vintage photographs would work, too).
- Use an old trophy as pencil/pen storage. (One of my favorite ideas.)
- Have trouble coming up with centerpieces? This one is super simple. Grab three terra cotta pots (the more weathered, the better), fill with greenery and layer over a pretty table runner.
- I recently saw a similar display on Pinterest and like the collected look they bring to a space. Silver trays are a dime a dozen at Goodwill and other thrift stores. Pretty and inexpensive!
- Struggling with that awkward space above the TV? Hanging a horizontal tapestry is an interesting idea.
- So many ideas I like here—using old door knobs as picture hangers, dominos on a window sill (cute for a kid’s room) and the numbers add a fun, graphic punch.
- Cut wood doesn’t just have to be stored near a fireplace. Filling bookcases with it is a great way to add natural texture.
- Group lots of the same item in small galvanized containers—another inexpensive option for storage on your desk, kitchen counters, bedroom dressers, etc.
- All art doesn’t have to be framed. Layering these old maps and pinning them directly to the wall gives the room a really casual, relaxed feel.
- Love the idea of using clips to display photographs, postcards, notes, etc. So easy to change out and more interesting than picture frames.
- Don’t be afraid to hang art above the doorway height. It draws your eye up and works especially well here to create balance.
Besides Pottery Barn, what other catalogs do you draw styling inspiration from?