Ask Studio Style Blog: Volume V

Robyn asks:

Hi! I’m a big fan of Studio Style Blog! I was wondering if you could help me. I just moved into a third floor apartment, with vaulted ceilings. I have no idea how to decorate, anything. If you could share any advice for me in regards to what colors exactly match my couches (curtains, area rugs, accent pillows) Should I mount my tv on the wall or buy a stand?  I have no idea what to do with the space.
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I’d definitely start with a rug to add interest to the space. Something neutral with a pattern would be great or you could incorporate a bit of color as well. I love these options below and many are on sale right now.

 

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Rugs: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 

I don’t personally love the look of mounted televisions, but that’s just me. If you do go with a media console, there are plenty of options. Throw pillows can make a huge difference in the space, so choose a few with color, pattern, texture and even a metallic element or two. Be sure to check out my Style on a Budget series for tons of resources on throw pillows and media consoles:

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Regarding the high ceilings, I say, embrace them! It’s a luxury not often found in most apartments. Adding mirrors and/or art on the walls will really draw the eye to this great feature of your place. Just be sure to not hang things too high on the walls. I pulled a selection of a bunch of affordable mirrors to consider below: mirrors

Mirrors: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 //

Adding art: Resources for art and prints here. DIY art project example here. Gallery wall post here. Many more art-related posts on Studio Style Blog can be found here.

Curtains are another must have for any space. For this area, I would stick with something light and neutral to brighten up the space. Avoid patterns that are too busy or dark colored curtains. I’ve selected a few great options below.

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Hope this was all helpful for you and my readers!

Thanks to Robyn for writing in and for info on how to submit your questions to Studio Style Blog, click here.

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