9 Home Decor Mistakes To Avoid Like The Plague

Thought the plague was left in 16th Century London? Make these home decor mistakes and it could be dwelling in your home…

Here’s the home decor mistakes that you need to avoid like the plague.

1.Decorating Each Room As A Separate Entity

Imagine you’re walking into a home and are welcomed by a stunning bohemian-chic living room. You turn the corridor and see a 1920s style chandelier and shabby chic furniture. You walk into the bedroom and see a clean white space with a few modern cream furniture pieces. Confused yet?

Long story short, it’s important to imagine your home as one large book with many chapters. Although each chapter may vary slightly and build on the previous chapter, the overriding themes, characters and narrative voice remain the same.

Decide on an overriding theme, style, or vibe you want for your entire home, then build on this through the different rooms.

Decorate each room randomly and you’re left with a jumbled jigsaw puzzle that doesn’t quite fit together.

If you can’t decide on a home decor theme, check out our handy guide.

The home below has carried the neutral farmhouse theme through various rooms beautifully:

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2. Scrimping On The Details

When you’ve splurged on a large item, it can be tempting to go for the cheapest possible option when it comes to the smaller details. For example, combining $600 curtains with cheap plastic rods, or finishing off your new kitchen cupboards with cheap hardware.

Don’t.

Although you may think the small details go unnoticed, they will make the larger and more expensive pieces seem cheap and nasty.

On the other hand, a quick way to improve your home is by updating small details such as hardware, door knobs, taps and curtain rods.

Imagine how much this stunning marble kitchen would be ruined by cheap hardware…

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3. Wrong Rug Sizes

Pea sized rugs under sofas look utterly ridiculous. On the other hand, there’s nothing worse than a rug that is so huge it swallows up a whole room! A rug may be a relatively cheap decor piece, but choosing the wrong one is one of the most common decor mistakes out there!

If using a rug under a piece of furniture, opt for a rug that is larger than the piece itself. The rug should create an adequate frame around the furniture piece.

A perfect example is this bathroom rug below, which fits perfectly in the space between the bath and sink.

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Our bohemian print table runners make great decorative rugs for those areas that need that little something extra.

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4. Not Taking Location Into Consideration

A beach style home is going to look ridiculous in the middle of Manhattan. On the contrary, a farm style house is going to look ridiculous decked out like an industrial city pad.

Take your location into consideration and draw inspiration from this.

5. Too Match-y

Although we previously stated to run your theme throughout the whole home, it’s important that your home isn’t too match-y.

Rather than waffling on, we’ll let this photo do the talking:

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Too much of one color, print or texture can be a serious eye soar.

Instead, add a varied palette, accent pieces and different textures to create an eclectic and welcoming look.

Our printed pillow covers are a fantastic way to add variation to any room.

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From left: floral embroidered pillow cover, jacquard damask pillow cover, damask throw pillow cover

6. No Prints

Scandinavian minimalism may still be all the rage, but you can still nail this home decor trend with a few prints here and there.

Lack of prints will look boring, clinical and cold. And who wants that?

Here’s a wonderful example of how you can keep your decor minimal but still embrace prints:

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Solid geometric pillow cover, elegant dahlia pillow cover, jacquard paisley pillow covers

7. All Furniture At The Same Height

Some may think that furniture of the same height together is the way to go. On the contrary, it’s one of the biggest home decor mistakes out there! Furniture on one plane of vision looks flat and an make a room look smaller than it actually is.

Here’s a fantastic example of using different sized furniture to add interest:

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8. Bad Lighting

Even the most Pinterest-worthy room can be totally ruined by bad lighting. Avoid lighting that is insufficient, overly yellow or sickly.

9. Clutter

Clutter is literally the home decor devil!

Although many home owners think of clutter as ‘mess’, clutter can come in more organized forms. Common unsightly clutter includes too many ornaments or decorations, an overkill of photo frames, or simply too much furniture.

Stand back and assess each room and consider if there is enough clean space to keep it chic and tidy.

If you can’t bear to part with anything go by the old mantra ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Check out our hidden storage space ideas.

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How To Create A Gender-Neutral Boho Nursery

A boho nursery is a fantastic idea for parents-to-be who want to decorate their nursery in a gender neutral theme.

Not sure where to start? Here’s our guide to creating a gender-neutral boho nursery…

Create A Gender-Neutral Color Scheme

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Creating a gender-neutral boho nursery is all about avoiding those colors that are stereo-typically associated with gender. Baby pink and lilac are too girly and should be avoided at all costs. On the other hand, baby blue is often associated with boys so we suggest avoiding this color too.

The inspiration photo above is a wonderful example of a gender-neutral color scheme. Beige and neutrals make a perfect basis to add gender-specific colors to once the baby is born.

Deep reds and crimsons add warmth to the room without being associated with a specific gender.

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Arabian velvet table runner and damask throw pillow cover

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Orange, white, olive and burnt orange all give that warm, bohemian edge without being gender specific.

For an extra vibrant nursery, add a printed quilt and wicker accessories.

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Ornamental embroidered table cloth

Deep Blue

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Unlike baby blue, deep blue is a stunning gender-neutral choice.

When paired with gold and brown, it creates a stunning contrast that will give any nursery that wow factor.

We adore the wallpaper with the woodland creatures.

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Hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover and hand embroidered table runner

Opt For Animal Prints

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Stereotypical nurseries may have car prints for boys and florals for girls, but what prints are gender-neutral?

Animal prints of course!

The innocence and cuteness of animals can be applied to any gender, which makes animal prints a wonderful choice.

Create a safari-themed, boho nursery with a mix of African boho prints and animals such as lions, giraffes and elephants.

Animal prints are the perfect excuse to fill the nursery with stuffed toys too!

Add A Printed Rug

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The best thing about a printed rug is that it is easily interchangeable!

Start by jazzing up your nursery floor with a burnished orange or red table runner or rug. Once the baby is born, you can easily switch it out for something more girly or boyish.

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Saree border table runner and hawthorn leaf table runner

Go For Statement Lighting

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A statement light is a wonderful way to add a stylish and unique edge to your nursery.

Scandinavian shaped pendants, such as the one in the photo above, will remain stylish whilst your little one is growing up too.

Also, how beautiful do the grey and white chevron prints look in the white crib?

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Solid geometric pillow cover

Add An Element Of Wanderlust With An Accent Wall

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An accent wall with mountains or a bohemian print is a fantastic option for a gender-neutral nursery.

As a matter of fact, the more statement the wall is, the plainer you can leave the rest of the nursery!

Add Printed Accessories

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Boho printed accessories are a fantastic way to add detail to any nursery.

Geometric prints such as triangles are incredibly gender neutral and can be reused in other rooms once your child grows up.

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Solid geometric pillow cover and hand embroidered brocade pillow cover

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Dressing For Your Hair Color: A Guide

Dressing for your hair color is one of the best ways to show off what your Mumma gave you!

Whether you are a beautiful brunette, or a sizzling red head, we all have unique coloring that makes certain colors look incredible on us. Similarly, our hair color often means that certain colors can be unflattering on us.

Ready to learn about dressing for your hair color? Read on for our guide that will have you dressing like a total queen!

The Best Clothes For Blonde Hair

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Beach blonde bombshell Kate Upton slays in red.

Blonde babes will know that there are a huge spectrum of tones in the blonde-sphere! These range from Gwen Stefani platinum, to Cara Delevigne mocha.

So sit down and grab a mirror: it’s time to see whether you are a warm blonde or a cool blonde.

Cool Blonde Hair

Cool blonde hair is characterized by ‘cool’ undertones, such as gray or blue. Examples of cool blonde hair tones include ash blonde, ice blonde and silver blonde.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s icy blonde is a great example of cool toned blonde hair..

Your Perfect Clothing Colors

Pastel hued tones are your best friend! Indulge in your sweet side with an array of baby blue, lilac and pink. If you fancy trying out red, opt for red tones with cool undertones.

What about dressing for your hair color for the evening or for an event? Metallics will look incredible with your hair hue, especially silver.

Avoid reds and oranges with too many warm undertones, as these may wash you out.

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Warm Blonde Hair

Much unlike cool blonde hair, warm blonde hair has sizzling warm undertones. Warm blonde hair includes honey blonde, yellow blonde, strawberry blonde and golden blonde.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s warm-hued beach blonde is to die for.

Your Perfect Clothing Colors

Go bold and sizzle in hot red, peach or coral. Jewel tones will look equally as incredible with your skintone and Khaki was practically made for you!

Unlike your cool-toned sisters, pastels will make your hair appear ‘brassy’. Instead, opt for bolder blues and turquoise shades.

Both black and white look incredible on all blonde haired ladies.

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Mixed print scarf and mystic branches wool scarf

The Best Clothes For Brunette Hair

Brunette hair is known for being rich and full. Despite this, every brunette is different and the colors that suit you depend on a combination of your hair tone and your skin tone. This means that dressing for your hair color is vital.

Warm toned skin has green or yellow undertones, whereas cool toned skin has blue or pink undertones.

Confused? We got you! Check out our guide on how to choose the right color for your skin tone.

Brunettes With Warm Toned Skin

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Warm hued Jessica Alba knows that jade is her color.

Warm hued brunette beauties should opt for bronzes, burnt oranges, mochas and sage greens. Anything quintessentially Fall will look incredible with both your skin and hair color.

If you are after a more vibrant hue, try apple green, peach or yellow.

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Brunettes With Cool Toned Skin

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Liv Tyler looks striking in deep blue with contrasting red pops.

Those with pale skin or brunette-black hair are in danger of looking washed out.

Keep your palette rich and full and opt for deep blue, crimson and bright pink.

Alternatively, dusky colors such as lavender, nude and light yellow will look incredible against your dark hair and light features.

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Floral paisley silk scarf and pure wool animal print scarf

The Best Clothes For Red Hair

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Katherine McNamara knows that green is made for red heads!

When you’re a sizzling red head, you know that your vibrant hair is all it takes to make a statement. Therefore, you want to opt for colors that enhance your blazing locks, rather than dull them down.

Green is your number one hue! As a matter of fact, anything from sage to emerald green will look smoking hot on you!

For neutral hues, opt for navy, tan and cinnamon.

Surprisingly, purple and a full spectrum of blue will look incredible on you too.

Avoid orange and yellow like the plague! However, red can look flattering on you, it’s all about finding the right shade. Fair skinned red-heads should opt for bold crimson, whereas tanned reds should go for softer and more demure red hues.

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Now that you’ve learned about dressing for your hair color, check out our tips on how to dress for your skin color.

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Bohemian Balcony Decor That Is Chic & Easy

Inner-city living can offer a vibrant and fast-paced lifestyle, but it often lacks the greener side of things. If you find yourself pining over your lack of garden, a plant-dotted bohemian balcony is just what you need!

With just a few simple decor pieces, your apartment balcony will be transformed into an outdoor mecca.

Here’s the bohemian balcony decor ideas that are chic and easy…

Small & Monochrome

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Those with a small apartment balcony, turn that frown upside down! This stunning monochrome bohemian balcony proves that size doesn’t always matter.

Add a cozy corner with old sofa cushions. Next, add a blanket and printed pillow covers for a stylish look. Finally, dot plants and candles around the area. Then sit back and relax with a good book and a glass of bubbly!

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The solid geometric pillow covers will completely transforme an old mattress or sofa cushion.

Inner-city Luxe

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This day bed may have been made for poolside decks, but it looks equally as at home on this bohemian balcony.

Give your balcony a luxurious edge by adding decking to the floor and walls. Decorate with wicker furniture pieces and knick-knacks for a resort feel.

Add to the tropical edge with a large plant and printed blue pillow covers that echo the Summer ocean.

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Blue and wood= a Summer haven.

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From left: hand embroidered throw pillow cover, exotic Oriental pillow cover, damask throw pillow cover

Rustic & Neutral

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If you are looking for a bohemian balcony that is snug and stylish in equal part, I think you’ve found your perfect match!

This palette bed will make a fun and rewarding DIY project. Add an old mattress, an abundance of pillow covers and a textured throw to make it total #decorgoals.

Add detail to the floor with a printed mat and add unique lamps for a balcony that is made for after-dark chills.

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The hawthorn leaf table runner is great for adding some style to your balcony floor. Carry on the rustic white theme with cream and beige printed cushions. The hand embroidered brocade pillow cover and paisley embroidered pillow covers are great choices.

Eastern Getaway

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Dreading the oncoming chill of Fall? Turn your apartment’s balcony into an Indian style chill-out zone for the perfect Exotic escape.

Rather than breaking the bank on a outdoor sofa, we recommend using old sofa cushions and placing against the perimeters of your balcony. Give them an exotic makeover with warm-hued throws or blankets. Add an abundance of printed cushions in pink, oraneh, and red.

Finally, create a stunning contrast by adorning your floor with a blue-hued mat or mandala hang.

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Begin by layering up your sofa bed with warm-hued table runners.

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From left: Saree border table runner, exotic Oriental table runner, Arabian velvet table runner

Warm up your balcony even more with red, orange and pink pillow covers.
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From left: floral embroidered throw pillow cover, paisley leaf pillow cover, ornamental embroidered throw pillow cover

Cute & Scandi

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This boho balcony is so easy to create, we bet our bottom dollar you could do it in one day!

Firstly, create a seat with a bench, or even a wooden crate. Add white and cream throws and top with pink and white cushion covers.

Next, add a little side table and dot with succulents. Add hanging plants, hanging Edison bulbs and finish with glowing candles.

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Baby pink and white pillow covers will ensure that this balcony is an on-trend Scandinavian dream.

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Hand embroidered throw pillow cover

Statement Plant Wall

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Who says you need a garden to grow plants? This garden wall is a wonderful way to bring the outdoors to your apartment. Best of all, it can be easy made with wooden crates.

Add extra plants in random pots and don’t be afraid to go over the top!

This bohemian balcony is all about being random! Head to the thrift store and pick up random furniture and knick knacks to really make this balcony unique.

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Add random colorful cushion covers for comfort and style.

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Floral embroidered throw pillow cover and elegant dahlia pillow cover

All About The Greenery

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This balcony is another example of how to incorporate greenery!

Go for sleek bohemian vibes with wooden furniture and a monochrome rug.

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The ornamental embroidered tablecloth is a stylish alternative to a heavy rug.

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How To Style A Scarf For Your Body Shape

Do you know how to style a scarf for your body shape?

Is that even a thing?

Yep: it actually is!

Nope, I’m not crazy!

Whether you are a perfect pair or beautiful and boyish, when you know how to style a scarf for your body shape, this accessory will be your new BFF.

Today we teach you how to style a scarf for your body type.

What’s My Body Shape?

So you’re probably thinking: ‘what exactly is my body shape?’ Although women come in a stunning array of shapes and sizes, your body type all comes down to your proportions.

Scientists and stylists alike have pin-pointed four main female shapes with certain body proportions. These body shapes are apple, pear, hourglass and rectangle.

Am I A Pear Body Shape?

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Queen Bey: The queen of the pear shapes

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You ladies are all about that bass! The pear body shape is characterized by a larger bottom half and smaller top half. Pear shaped beauties often have larger hips and thighs, a slim waist, a smaller bust and small shoulders.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I a smaller size in tops than I am in skirts and trousers?
  • Do I tend to carry my weight around my butt and thighs?
  • Do I have a slim waist?
  • Do I have a large hips to waist ratio?

If the answer to most of these questions is yes, you are a pear shape.

Am I An Apple Body Shape?

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Va-Va-Voom! Kate Upton rocks her apple shape.

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Much unlike the bootylicious pear shape, the apple shape honey has tatas for days! The apple body shape is typically larger on the waist and bust with slimmer hips and legs.

You know the drill…..

  • Am I a larger size in tops than I am in skirts and trousers?
  • Do I tend to carry my weight around my middle.
  • Is my tummy larger than my hips?

Yes? You are an amiable apple.

Am I An Hour Glass Body Shape?

 

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Sophia Vergara is the epitome of the hour glass hottie! (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Marilyn Monroe: eat your heart out! The hot hourglass shape has a large bust and hips and a slim waist.

Ask yourself:

  • Do I wear the same size in tops, bottoms and dresses?
  • Is my waist my slimmest part?

If so, you have an hour glass figure: lucky girl.

Am I An Rectangle Body Shape?

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A rectangle body shape is defined by equal proportions on the bust, waist, hips and legs. This ‘straight up and down figure’ is often sported by models and athletes.

Ask yourself:

  • Is my body straight?
  • Are my waist, hips and bust the same size?
  • Do I gain weight equally around my body?

Bingo! You are a rectangle shape.

How To Style A Scarf For Your Body Shape

When it comes to learning to style a scarf for your body shape, your aim is to balance out your proportions to look more like the hour glass shape.

Scarves are a fantastic accessory to add volume on specific body parts. Alternatively, slim scarves can be used to cinch the waist in or draw attention to certain areas.

Read on to learn how to style a scarf for your body shape…

How To Style A Scarf For Your Body Shape: Pear Shape

Pear shape ladies can utilize scarves to draw attention to that gorgeous waist.

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Make the most of that teeny tiny waist and style a scarf as a crop top! Tie as a statement bow or drape around the bust to add volume to this area.

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Floral paisley scarf, paisley wool scarf

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Alternatively, highlight your waist by cinching it in with a scarf. A solid color dress can be broken up with a patterned scarf to draw the eye to your slimmest part.

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Artistic print silk scarf

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Add volume to your upper half with a statement blazer. Wear open with a printed silk scarf.

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How To Style A Scarf For Your Shape: Apple Shape

Apple shape beauties should avoid wearing bulky scarves around the neck as this will make you look more top heavy. Instead, get creative and use your scarves as belt and bag ties!

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Tie a printed scarf on your jeans loop to draw attention to your lean legs. The scarf fabric will add volume and balance out your proportions too.

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Multicolor abstract print scarf

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Pop a silk scarf on your bag and carry below the hip to add volume.

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Paisley silk scarf

How To Style A Scarf For Your Body Shape: Hour Glass Shape

When it comes to hour glass shapes, make sure your scarf doesn’t connect your waist to your bust or hips. Doing so will make you appear larger.

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Tie a shorter scarf around your neck and let the length flow down your back.

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Solid color scarf

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Wear your scarves short and tight to show off what your mumma gave ya!

How To Style A Scarf For Your Body Shape: Rectangle Shape

Rectangle shapes: I have good news for you! No matter how you wear your scarf, you will still look great! Scarves will add volume to your figure and create the illusion of a fuller bust or hips.

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Wear your scarf open and flowing for an instant boob job.

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Floral paisley scarf

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A belted scarf will give you the illusion of hour glass curves.

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Paisley wool scarf

Now that you know how to rock a scarf for your body type, why not check out our range of printed scarves?

 

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