For coastal inspiration, see here.
Fill your space
Next, begin to fill in your space with furniture, big props and installations that bring the feeling of your theme to life. These items are large scale and will have a big impact on the overall look of the space so make sure the colour of these items are on par with the theme. Continuously look to your reference board to ensure you’re on track with the overall vision. For example, if you wanted a brown antique chesterfield lounge it would have quite a heavy, masculine effect on a room but works perfectly in themes such as a Speakeasy, Western Saloon, or a class Oxford Library feel.
Once you’ve placed your key pieces in the room, source items that tell the story of your theme and layer pieces to create little stories within themselves in the smaller spaces. The rules of layering are to work with odd numbers, so try to cluster pieces in groups of three or five items.
See it at a distance
As a last and final tip, Therese Moussa recommends stepping back and looking at your space from a distance. It’s very easy to get involved with all the little details when you’re working so close to the project. Add more layers or eliminate certain pieces and switch up the positioning of items to change the dynamic of the room if it’s not feeling right. It’s very important for the process as the tweaking stage will see your project really come to fruition and fulfil your initial vision.