If you’re looking to move into a new home and start fresh, there are so many exciting things to look forward to. Hunting for the perfect place, shopping for new furniture and décor, and finally, styling it to create your dream home.

If you’re in the area, you can check out Toronto, Ontario homes for sale to get you kick-started in your journey and discover what your ideal home might look like. If you’ve already bought or taken out a lease on a new home, you might be ready to get the styling and decorating process underway. Here are a few fresh ideas to spark inspiration.

Bring the Outside In

Nothing says “homey” like a vase of fresh flowers on the kitchen counter. Bringing some life into your new home with plants and flowers is a great way to add style and bring the place alive.

You might opt for some indoor potted plants like snake plants or fiddle leaf fig trees to brighten up your living room, or hang strings of pearls from your shelves. Bouquets of flowers in stylish vases are another great option, but if you don’t have a green thumb, good quality plastic plants will do the trick.

Layer it Up

Add boldness and intrigue to your living room while making it cozy and warm at the same time with layered carpets and rugs. Layering a smaller and more interesting piece (with a pattern or interesting texture) on top of a larger and more neutral carpet will allow you to explore a more creative style without compromising too much on simplicity.

Group Your Décor

A great style tip that many professionals use is to style all your décor pieces and trinkets in groups of three. The ‘rule of three’ is widely applied in all forms of art and design, not just home decorating, but it makes sense that it works really well in this instance.

Rather than haphazardly spreading your trinkets and decorative pieces on shelves and tables all across the room, gather them into groups that seem to fit together well. For example, a candle, a decorative or interesting book, and a vase of flowers will look perfect when grouped together in the middle of your coffee table, creating a good balance of height.

Pick An Accent Color

Keeping things neutral when it comes to home décor is always a good idea, but you run the risk of getting bored when everything you own is white or grey. Investing in neutral furniture and developing some kind of theme throughout your home is smart, but pick an accent color for each room to bring it to life.

For example, if your living room is predominantly neutral with a grey sofa and a white rug, add in some greens or blues with scatter cushions, throws, vases or artwork on the walls. Adding in color in this way makes it easy to change things up when you decide your new favorite color is sunset orange.