Vanessa Béland is a home stylist, decorator & founder of her own brand Fleur Maison. Her house is filled with pretty details, it’s a modest suburb home but it feels very special, stylish and loved. Her mindset is inspiring, “Play with the home you have” Vanessa has brilliant DIY skills, tons of ideas and most importantly, she’s got the “Pinterest-Eye”. She’s sharing with us her top 5 styling tips to add a luxe feel to a home – Even if you’re on a budget. Scroll down to learn all about these 5 tips.
Top 5 Styling Tips:
1. Paint Your Doors
A simple detail you might say, but it adds a ton of style! Look at these gorgeous pink doors! That pink shade is just perfect, not too bright, not to pale. Vanessa used Santa Fee Pebble #6073-41 by Sico. Her best advice on painting doors: “Take them off and remove the handles, the result is way better when you paint them flat”.
Painting your doors is a fun, inexpensive way to add style to your home decor.
Shop this look: 1. Wicker placemats with pompoms, 2. Moroccan ceramic bowls in lilac, 3. Moroccan ceramic vase in lilac, 4. Pink kilim pillow, 5. Red flowers art print, 6. The sage green tableware is from Home Sense, 7. The bamboo pendant lamp is from IKEA.
I also really love that beautiful blue-grey shade she used on one of her dining room walls. The color is called Modernity by Boomerang, Interior recycled paint, acrylic latex.
Tip no 2. Mix-up your chairs around the table.
“Shop for vintage furniture on Kijiji or your local charity store. You can find true gems, especially in the suburbs where people throw away vintage treasures!” I love to use 4 identical chairs and then spice up both ends of the table with another chair style. It creates interest and will add some personality to your dining room.
Tip no 3. Hack an inexpensive piece of IKEA furniture.
Vanessa and her boyfriend are pretty handy, I have to say, but this IKEA hack is pretty easy. They simply added a wood panel on an IKEA SEKTION cabinet. You can’t see this on the pic but her boyfriend made a small round hole through the top so they can hide electrical cord inside the cabinet. Pretty neat, right? They usually keep their coffee machine on this cabinet, it’s a clever way to hide ugly cords. Vanessa wrote an entire blog post on how to make one, have a look at her blog right here.
Shop this look: 1. Peace & Love Poster, 2. Gold Wish Bone from Home Sense, 3. “You are a gem” letter board is from Michaels, 4. Moroccan baskets, 5. Moroccan ceramic vase, 6. Basket with tassels, 7. Small Boucherouite rug from Baba Souk.
Tip no 4. Add Some Texture
There’s nothing like texture for an instant luxe effect in your home. Make sure to add texture to your bed, on your couch and even on your walls. Pillows are the easiest way to add texture to your decor. If you’re looking to add texture and color, our Boucherouite pillows are texture heaven!
Tip no 5. Decorate With Plants
One of the best styling tips ever! I’m sure you’ve heard me repeat this tip many times before but it’s SO true that I really don’t mind repeating it! Plants are the best to create a beautiful decor on a budget. They not only add LIFE to a room but in my opinion, they tie a house together. And, I’m pretty sure they give a boost to your mood. (Especially during endless winter days) Oh and while we’re at it, we LOVE to use baskets as cache pots, it’s easier (no need to replant) and affordable. Shop our handmade baskets right here.
Shop this look: 1. Cachepot, basket with tassels, 2. Prisma wall decor by UMBRA. 3. Pink Kilim Pillow, 4. Cute floral pillow by Fleur Maison, 5. The beautiful yellow chair is vintage, 6. White leather Moroccan pouf, 7. Cute floral shoes are from Riffle Paper & co., 8. The magazine rack is vintage and has been partly painted (A fun DIY project!), 9. Tray Basket, 10. Ceramic Vase from Baba Souk.
I hope you’ll try one of her 5 styling tips in your own home! I know I’m very tempted to paint a door right now, and that pink is just perfect. Now I just need to convince my husband! 😉