Whether starting your home decor journey or you feel like you just need a little inspiration, here’s the 6 best home interior design ideas that creates a home that you, your family and guests will love!
Something I had a hard time with when I first started decorating my own home was figuring out how to make things cohesive, but most importantly how to do said decorating on a budget.
I am here to tell you that having a home you love does not at all require you to be an interior decorator! If you have a modern house or your house is hundreds of years old, you can give it character with these simple interior design tips that I’m sharing with you today.
6 easy Interior Decorating tips
1. choose the right paint colors
While I tend to lean more towards a neutral color palette when it comes to paint colors, I also really love having a mood board (like this one I did for the One Room Challenge) or rendition of any space prior to choosing a color of paint.
It can make or break a room but luckily it’s really easy and fairly inexpensive to change wall color. And a pro tip? It’s typically better to choose paint around the decor you want in a space.
For example, if you like bold textiles and decor items, make sure you go with simple, neutral paint colors on your walls. If you prefer bold colors on your wall, that’s great too! Just stick to neutral curtains, rugs, and accent pieces.
2. pillows are a great way to enhance decor
Speaking of pillows, this is one of my favorite ways to add pops of color and personality to my own space.
Let’s look at a couple photos to help showcase this:
Here’s a spot on my living room couch with simple, very neutral pillows.
Here’s the same piece of furniture with just the pillows switched out. It’s so easy to do!
Pillows can add a lot of character and pops of color to your space. My favorite tip is to invest in some good down/feather inserts. Typically 50/50 instead of foam and all you have to do is change out the covers year round.
Not to mention that pillow covers are way less expensive and easier to store than giant pillows.
3. Choose the right rug size for your space
Rugs are often an anchor to pull a space together, especially if you have an open concept dining and living space. Rugs are typically the first thing I buy right after furniture.
If you choose a rug that’s too small, the furniture in your space will feel off. If you choose a rug that’s too large, it will draw the eye directly to the rug instead of the awesome furniture that is on the rug.
I also love having a rug in my kitchen because it helps define the space a little more.
4. create an accent wall
The best part about an accent wall is even if you don’t feel like you’re handy, you can easily do this with simply paint or wallpaper! It’s a great way to add a focal point to a room, even if you have a smaller space.
If you are more of the handy type, however, you should check out this awesome DIY accent wall I created in our own home.
Speaking of walls –
5. add wall decor and artwork
Whether you are designing a space on your own or paying to have a room designed, there should be art somewhere!
Artwork can get quite expensive but you can get some good prints from online shops. Art should typically be at eye level for the homeowner so that will translate differently in every home.
Seeing a huge blank wall can be very overwhelming, but remember you don’t always have to fill a huge wall with only one huge piece of art. You can simply add multiple smaller pieces of art and create your own gallery wall.
Where do you have blank walls in your home? Over your bed? Over a console table?
There are two ways to approach art and wall decor in your home. You can choose your art based on your home’s color scheme or some people find the art first and create their room around the art.
There is no right way; it’s what works best for you and your home.
6. fresh florals
This is one of my favorite interior design tips. Namely because it’s inexpensive and all you need is some natural light and water for upkeep!
Plus, you can easily change them out seasonally or just as often as you’d like to keep things bright and fresh.
If you have small spaces in your home, you can use single stem greenery and small clear vases.
The mantle, a coffee table, your kitchen counters, entryways – all of these can be great spaces for flowers and greenery and an inexpensive way to beef up your own interior design.
This list of course isn’t all the interior design tips, but they should help give you a great start!4