The look of your home is important, not just for making you feel at home, but also for giving you practical ideas about how to make this space more pleasant. Home interior design can be overwhelming for the average person, especially if you’re a first time DIYer. But with the right information, tutorials, and resources (and maybe some help from friends and family members), anyone can have a home interior design experience they love. So here are 10 of our favorite ideas that will make your house look as good as yours feel.
1. Go with a simple, clean feel.
This one’s easy. Just keep it simple and clean. If you want your home to look sterile, then go ahead and color things. But if you want to brighten up your space, a simple neutral color works wonders. Just keep the space clean and free of clutter.
2. Don’t be afraid to break it up with color.
If the space doesn’t have a clear color scheme already, you may want to consider adding color to break up the monotony. This is especially true in the kitchen, where you’ll see a lot of red. A bright, bold color can instantly give your kitchen a more fun and energetic feel, while a more subtle, calming color can create an atmosphere that is both serene and soothing.
3. Find your own style and go with it.
Your home should feel comfortable and at ease when you’re in it. This is the key to a happy home, after all, so don’t be afraid to break out of the box and try some new things. You can do this by finding your own style and going with it. If you naturally like patterns, go with animals, and preferably some color, too! If not, go with a more simple approach.
4. Straighten up the clutter first!
This one’s probably obvious, but still, we love putting this one right at the top of the list. If you haven’t already, we highly recommend starting an organizational system for your home. If you have an organizational system in place, you’ll be so much more likely to get things organized and find what you need when you’re looking for it.
5. Use light and shadow in your home decorating
While we love using light sources in our home decor, we also love using shadows in our home design. This is a great way to give your home a more classy feel without having to wallow in darkness all day long. If you prefer to keep your living space relatively light, you can use dark materials and light sources in your home decor. If you’d rather have more of a night light look, try using light sources during the day.
6. Have fun with texture and form in your home decoration
This one is pretty self-explanatory, but still, we love it when we see texture and form in our home decor. This can be anything from painted walls and cabinets to upholstery and wallpaper. Anything that has some texture to it, whether it be to the walls, floor, or upholstery, will make your home look Ten times more interesting and interesting to look at.
7. Get exposed to lots of different styles and ideas while reading blogs and tutorials.
When you’re first starting out in the hobby, it’s important to learn as much as you can about as many different styles and ideas as possible. This will help you grow as a designer and make your home feel less like a museum and more like a house you can live in.
8. Have friends over for an interior design party!
This is what we love to do! If you’ve never had a friends over for an impromptu design party, you’re missing out. This is a fun, relaxed way to get your house ready for a visitor. You can get your friends involved in any number of ways. You could just design a room together, or have a neighborhood tour, or rustle up some sunflower seeds and plant them in a pots, or make a design out of them. If you have an outdoor space to decorate with, or are feeling a little more ambitious, try adding some color and texture to the walls and table arrangements.
9. Get some professional help if you can’t do it all on your own!
Home decorating is an art, and getting it right takes experience and practice. If you’re completely new to home decor, or just want some extra help with some of the more intricate details, we highly recommend hiring a professional to help you out. The best home design companies are the ones that are hired for specific projects, so get in touch with them if you’re looking for help with your home design.
10. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect.
We know this one’s cliché, but it’s true. Your home is your castle. If you spend any time at all in your home, you know how important it is to make it feel cozy, welcoming, and safe. If you want it to feel like home, all you have to do is treat it as if it were.