Some people really are gifted with an eye that allows them to put things together in a way that simply works. All those little corners of the El Cabo house are put together just “right”, aren’t they? Of course, as with everything, practise improves your skills, and looking closely at the way in which things are styled in photographs will help to develop “the eye”. Try some styling of your own things, using a digital camera, and you’ll start looking at your little collections differently.

I always enjoy the way that Denise of the Freshly Found blog constantly uses the things around her to make lovely compositions in her Durban home. Look at what she’s done with the autumn leaves picked up in her garden.

Try being your own stylist this weekend – look at the corners of your own home through a camera lens, and surprise yourself.