Here are 9 designer-approved home decor ideas to inspire you as you create your dream home.
Some people have a natural talent for design, but if you’re more in the camp of those who can’t do anything without consulting your mom, friends, or Pinterest board before remodeling your space, we feel you. And even for those of us who’re not new to design, some inspiration never hurts.
So, we’ve rounded up top interior design ideas to help you with all your decorating needs.
01 of 9. Add some greenery
Countless scientific studies have proven the positives of having plants in your space where you live or work. Some researchers even suggest humans have an innate need to connect with nature – a phenomenon called biophilia. At a minimum, plants make any room more finished and homey. They also have a positive effect on our physical and mental health – from boosting mood and to awakening creativity.
02 of 9. Style your bookshelf
Arrange your books both vertically and horizontally, and mix in accessories. For instance, you could put a small object in front of your book. Add a large bowl or vase to add height. Or stack some books and then add an object on top. Varying the heights and depths creates interest and draws the eye.
03 of 9. Create one accent wall
If the idea of bright paint all over the room scares you to the core, you can experiment with one wall in your living room. Accent walls are back in style and better than ever. By combining color, texture, and tone, you can create an epic space that will inspire you to be the best you can be.
04 of 9. Let there be light
The amenity that people are seeking for most is natural light.
Natural sunlight increases the release of serotonin, which is known as the happy hormone. This helps people to have a better mood, as well as feel focused and calm. Start by removing window coverings. Larger renovations may involve installing skylights in your space.
Besides that, interior designers recommend using three core types of lighting in every room: ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting provides overall illumination and often comes from ceiling fixtures. Task lighting is often found over a kitchen island or a reading nook; and accent, which is more decorative, highlighting, say, artwork.
05 of 9. Coordinate your throw pillows
One of the quickest ways to bring a room closer together is with throw pillows. They can help you disguise an ugly sofa, or add warmth, color, and style to a boring room. Learn to combine patterned pillows like a pro, or use a totally eclectic mix for a boho-chic look. Whether you prefer design pillows or want a pillow that’s just right for your living room style, find some of the best pillow options out there.
06 of 9. Nature-inspired color palette
Shades of brown ranging from almond to chestnut create a cozy color palette inspired by nature. Using multiple shades of brown at the same temperature but with different shades creates a soothing layered look. You can use hints of yellow, terracotta, or blue colors on chairs, couches, ottomans, cushions to lighten up a color scheme otherwise defined by browns and taupes.
07 of 9. Make sure your sofa talks to your chairs
When arranging furniture in your living room, strive for a sense of balance and intimacy.
A conversation area that has a U-shape, with a sofa and two chairs facing each other at each end of the coffee table, or an H-shape, with a sofa directly across from two chairs and a coffee table in the middle, is perfect.
To create a successful layout avoid this common mistake: having all the furniture pushed up against the walls. Try placing an accent sofa or accent chairs closer to the center of the room to balance the layout.
08 of 9. Add textural elements
Contrast and elements with rich textures are favorites this year. Incorporate texture throughout your furniture, vases, rugs, baskets, and decorative pillows that you can find in AllAboutVibes. Feel free to mix and match different textures like rustics with brushed gold and matte surfaces with shiny surfaces.
Contrast is a necessary design principle to create unique and interesting spaces. Textures are needed to add depth, contrast, and visual richness.
09 of 09. Be bold with paint ideas
Experiment with bright colors in smaller spaces like hallways or powder baths. A vintage piece of furniture that has been given new life with new paint can be an inexpensive solution. Pretty much anything you already own can be colored with a vibrant color palette for an instant refresh. When you’re ready to try something new, just pull out the paint can!
Before We Say Goodbye
There are so many home decor ideas that you can indeed find one that matches you. Whether you’re renovating an entire house, sprucing up the kitchen, or adding a splash of color to freshen up a living room – these recommendations will inspire you.