‘What’s your number one interior style tip?’ We asked the professionals!

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Living room styling
Styling Julia Green and Jacqui Moore l Photography Lisa Cohen

Interior styling can be a tricky skill to master.

We see it all the time — too much going on in a space can feel chaotic, too little feels depressing, too matchy-matchy feels uninspiring… it seems nearly impossible to get the balance right!

So how do the experts make it look so easy and how do you create beautiful and refined interiors?

We asked the professionals ‘What’s your number one interior style tip?’ and here are their words of wisdom.

Simone Haag is a top Interior Stylist who we’ve long admired and she recently joined the team at Real Living as their Melbourne Style Contributor. Her style aesthetic is crisp, clean with a twist of mid-century and modern Australian.

Simone Haag number one style tip
Styled by Simone Haag, photography by Armelle Habib

You no doubt know Greg Natale, Interior Designer of the Year, who features regularly on SC! Even though he’s enjoying a trip around America, he still managed to share his number one interior style tip with us.

Greg Natale number one style tip
Designed by Greg Natale, photography by Anson Smart

Interior Stylist number one style tip

Julia Green who we’ve dubbed the styling Queen, is known for her brave use of colour. Her work regularly graces the cover of home magazines including Real Living and Inside Out and her number one style tip?

Only ever buy what you love, splurge on a few things that are forever pieces but be prepared to change it up with colour and inexpensive accessories as you see fit. And if you are in doubt as to how to do it on your own, outsource it and get the experts in. Advice in any field — including interiors — can save you time and money in the long run!

Living room styling
Styling Julia Green and Jacqui Moore, photography by Lisa Cohen

Sara and Amy from The Real Estate Stylist have styled hundreds of properties to get them ready for auction or private sale. They are masters of creating an immediate feeling of ‘Ohhh, want, must have’ in their properties and ultimately, isn’t that what we want to feel in our own homes? Here’s their number one interior style tip.

Number one interior style tip

Emma Blomfield of Nest Designs has a cult following on Instagram and her styling work regularly features in print and online, including Adore magazine. We love her fun approach to creating stylish interiors on a budget.

Nest Design
Styling by Emma Blomfield, photography by Lisa Zhu

Have these top five interior style tips helped you? Perhaps you have a tip of your own? Share it in the comments below!

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