interior design tips

7 Tips to Simplify Interior Design

Whether you completed renovations, are moving into a new space, or want to change things up, interior design makes your home feel like…home. 

Many people get overwhelmed at the thought of decorating their home, but design does not need to be complicated!

Take a look at these seven simple tips for interior design that can transform any room!

Find Furniture that fits the Room

No matter how gorgeous the couch (or table or chair) is in the display room, it will not look good in your house if the size isn’t right. Often, people go too big or too small with their furniture, and it throws off the rest of the design. 

If you are not sure what size or shape will fit best in a room, speak with someone in the furniture store. There are also many online applications that allow you to view furniture in your space virtually – all you need is the correct measurements!

Salvage Goods

Incorporate what you already have! Just because you are redesigning a room doesn’t mean you have to buy all new items. Have an armchair that you love, but the color doesn’t go? Get it reupholstered. Coffee tables can be refinished, and often, outdated furniture just needs a fresh coat of paint to become new again.

If you love salvaging items, you can also explore second-hand shops and markets in your area.  Antique and rustic finds can be repurposed into statement pieces in any room. 

Mix and Match

Design today does need to be perfectly matching. Mixing and matching patterns, colors, and even metals adds an element of fun to your design. Be careful not to incorporate too many different designs because it could become visually overwhelming. Stay within the same color scheme, then choose two or three visually appealing patterns or textures to repeat throughout the room. 

Let Lighting be a Feature

There is no end to the design choices in lighting fixtures. Select lighting that goes with the overall theme of your room: rustic, modern, classic, or country. A modern chandelier can be incorporated as a statement piece in the dining area, while a lamp next to the couch can become a subtle design element. 

Invest in Art

Artwork by Kim Romero 

Art displays do not have to be expensive, but they should communicate your style. Instead of searching for a specific piece for that one wall, stroll through art, stopping when a piece catches your attention (I promise – you WILL find the perfect sport for pieces you love!).

Art can add a pop of color or become a focal point to the room. Remember that art comes in all forms – wall hangings, sculptures, statues, even a handmade vase is a piece of art. Showcase art that speaks to you. 

Incorporate Plants

Incorporating nature into your interior design adds color and a fresh look to any room. Do some research on which plants do best with low levels of sunlight for indoor plants, so they last. Don’t have a green thumb? Many fake plants can pass as the real thing. 

Accent Walls

Accent walls can be incorporated with wallpaper, wood paneling, or color. An accent wall is perfect for people who want to go bold without going overboard. This is also an excellent solution for people who don’t want a lot hanging on the walls because, with the right design, an entire wall can turn into a piece of art. 

Do you have any interior design tips? Share them below!

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5 Paint Projects to Transform Your Home

Many people are yearning for a home refresh this year. One of the easiest ways to transform the design of your home is with paint. 

We also know that painting an entire house can seem like a daunting task, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce things up! Most paint projects can usually be completed in a day or two, and can provide you with a desired new look without going overboard with spending. 

Here are 5 paint projects to transform your home in a weekend: 

Doors

One of the quickest ways to boost the curb appeal of your home is to update your front door. Whether you just need to do a touch-up, or want to select a new, bold color, changing the color of your front door is a small project that makes a big difference. 

You can also take a look at the interior doors of your home. White interior doors remain popular because they provide an open, clean look, but they can also get smudge marks. If this is the case, you many want to touch up the doors inside as well. 

Trim

Updating your trim will make your entire home feel like new. Trim is something we don’t often notice, but it can make a big difference in the appearance of any room. If your trim is outdated or worn down, it may be time for a fresh coat of paint. Just like interior doors, white is a great option in any style home, but you can also go for a contrasting trim color for a bolder look. 

Hallways

We often neglect the hallways in our homes, but we pass by these walls multiple times a day. If it’s time for a facelift, don’t just hang up more photographs. Start with the canvas and repaint the walls. 

Bathroom

The right paint color in the bathroom can turn it into a relaxing retreat. If you are sick of your bathroom but aren’t ready for new cabinets or flooring just yet, play around with a new paint color to transform this space. 

Furniture

Outdated furniture can turn into a treasure after being sanded down and given new life. Whether it’s a desk, chairs, or side tables, furniture is also a great way to incorporate pops of color. This simple DIY project can be finished in an afternoon. Not only will you feel like you have new furniture, but it will change the look of the entire room!

These simple paint projects can be completed by anyone, giving you a spruced-up space without taking up too much time or exceeding your budget!