8 Home Decor Tips from Our In-House Stylist

Image of Signature Hardware's in-house stylist Michelle Logsdon providing home decor tips Image of Signature Hardware's in-house stylist Michelle Logsdon providing home decor tips

Whether it’s a product photoshoot or large-scale commercial, Signature Hardware’s very own Set Stylist Michelle knows how to bring authenticity to any space. With a background in fine art and photography (not to mention innate styling intuition), her eclectic eye for design and composition has elevated interiors since 2009. Today, Michelle’s peeking out from behind the scenes to share her top 8 tips and tricks for styling your home:

1. Trends are an easy way to date your decor or your closet

Personally, I prefer to choose an aesthetic I can commit to, then swap in elements that allow for the space to evolve as your taste does.

Kitchen with the Eiler Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Spring Spout in Brushed Gold, 33" Wenbrook Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

2. Practice the rule of odd

When placing decorative items, use groupings of three. It creates visual balance. A tall vase of flowers, a smaller sculpture or object of a contrasting or complimentary tone, and a short decorative box or plant can really elevate a large vanity, tabletop or shelf.

A group of three plants on the 72" Novak Vanity in Natural Teak for home decor tips

3. Decorative items can work overtime if they also serve a purpose

I like items living where they would be used. I may use an attractive woven basket to hold bath oils, but it will live in a functional location near the tub.

A woven basket next to the Waller Caston Iron Clawfoot Tub & Greyfield Tub Faucet in Brushed Gold for home decor tips

4. When decorating any space, add character and color with items that can be reworked.

It may start with a great textured rug or a piece of eclectic art. Then, look at the smaller elements in the profile of furniture; use items that complement those design elements to bring it full circle.

Berwyn Robe Hook in Matte Black with eclectic artwork for home decor tips

5. Embrace biophilia

There is always room for a plant. Indoor rooms can get so bogged down with all the stuff we accumulate. Keeping a live plant promotes self-reflection and mindfulness, as they not only make our spaces warm and inviting but actually purify our air.

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6. Keep it simple or go bold

Patterns are everywhere. Go with either one big, bold pattern or a few smaller elements. Too many patterns when not balanced are too much of a good thing. Slowly add until it's just right.

Bathroom with a bold pattern the Greyfield Widespread Faucet & Freestanding Tub Faucet in Brushed Gold

7. Don’t sleep on antique sales, thrift shops, or flea markets

These places are filled with discoveries you'll never find at a mass-produced store. You can't expect to outfit your entire house in one trip, but for me, it's the random search and discovery that makes my home an ever-evolving place I keep going back to.

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8. Your living space should serve your needs and reflect you and your family

—whatever that looks like. With a 7-year-old and two aging pets, my house can feel like a maze of storage solutions. Stowing everyone's toys while still creating a space that encourages rest & relaxation is a tall, but necessary, order.

Bedroom with the Spurlock Round Cabinet Knob in Champagne Bronze for home decor ideas

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