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A Chat with Ali Waight - 5 Simple Things You Can Do to Give your Home a Refresh

June 24, 2020

When thinking about styling a property, it would be easy to make the assumption that it’s simply a matter of adding throws and cushions, vases of flowers and perhaps a new set of curtains. We’ve all seen those renovation shows and they make it look so easy!  In reality, there is so much more to styling than just making things look pretty.

A good stylist will consider the flow of a room, the type of people living there and how they intend to interact with the space.  Perhaps with a million-dollar budget, a stylist might bring in bespoke furniture, original artwork pieces, soft furnishings and storage solutions to make that Pinterest-perfect home.  But what about the rest of us who want to spruce up our homes for something under a million bucks?   Let’s be real - WELL under a million bucks.  Enter Ali Waight from Ali Waight Stylist to save the day.

Ali is an interior designer and property stylist who’s days (and likely nights) are spent making properties look effortless and beautiful.  Limiting her commercial and residential interior design jobs to a few per year, she spends a lot of her time styling listed properties and has also created a genius styling service called the Hour of Power.  In this hour, Ali’s clients utilise her styling expertise for an area of the home they want to improve.  In this episode, Ali shares 5 tips on simple things anyone can do to give their home a refresh.  She focuses on low budget ideas that will really change a space to help it flow and look amazing.  She even mentions Ikea hacking.

Ali loves working to a low budget because the financial constraint necessitates the need for more creativity and thinking outside the box.  Some people don’t need their entire house overhauled, they might just really benefit from professional insight. Sometimes an extra set of eyes is all we need, although we do discuss the complications when we have too many friends and family members weighing in on styling ideas (no mum, we don’t want curtains made from old doilies).

Tune in to this episode to hear Ali’s fantastic tips and give them a crack!  Your home will be spick and span in no time.