Today I’m going to share some of my favorite decorating ideas. My mind is constantly flooded with decorating ideas!!!! So much so that turning off my mind is nearly impossible, especially when I’m trying to sleep! You don’t have to be an interior designer to have a beautiful home that reflects your personality and lifestyle; all you have to do is “steal” ideas from other like-minded people and apply them to your own space!
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THE HIGH/LOW MIX WORKS LIKE MAGIC.
This is the décor idea that I think I like the best and will probably utilize the most in my home. Decorating with a mix of more expensive and less expensive products is one of my favorite things to do. Like my Curlacue chest, which is adorned with a large chippy lantern. I adore the style. Or combining an expensive mirror with ancient chippy shutters and white chamber pot lids in my dining room!
Mixing polished with a touch of rustic also helps a place feel less stuffy and more welcome.
If I were to follow my innate design instincts, I would decorate in a formal manner. Formal, on the other hand, can appear stodgy! And I want my house to be welcoming, inviting, and comfy. As a result, I’ve discovered that the high/low combination is pretty wonderful!
ADD SOME TEXTURE TO IT.
The texture should be present in every space in your home. The ability of our eyes (via our brains) to feel the diverse surfaces in a room is known as texture. Rough, smooth, scratchy, soft, high, gleaming, hard, nubby, and so on. If you don’t pay attention to texture, your room will feel flat.
And don’t forget about the texture! You’ll be grateful to your eyes, head, and room!
PATTERN ADD PATTERN to a room to add vitality, interest, and personal style. Even in my most neutral settings, I enjoy blending patterns. Pillows and throws are a fantastic place to start if you’re nervous about mixing patterns.
The 60/30/10 rule is a solid starting point. 60% of the design should be your favorite, 30% should be a complementary and different scale pattern, and 10% should be an accent pattern. For a no-fail mixed pattern effect, keep them in the same color family.
THE CENTER OF ATTENTION
A focus point should be present in every room. The main point in certain spaces may be a genuine show-stopper, while in others it may be more inconspicuous. When you walk into a room, the focal point is frequently the first thing you notice. It is generally adorned around it because it draws attention to itself.
The following are some common but excellent focal points:
- a magnificent, big painting
- a warm fireplace and mantel, a comfortable bed, and a large architectural element
- a table setting with a lovely centerpiece
MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, LESS IS MORE.
It’s enjoyable to decorate, and I’m not always sure when to stop. I’ll just keep embellishing and adorning! As a result, if I’m decorating a space, I have to go back and edit, edit, edit!!!! I’ve been thinking of moving some furniture out of my house lately to give it more “breathing” space!
Less and larger appeals to me more than more and smaller. I’d rather have a large wall clock than a collection of small photos any day! Or a single enormous stunning vignette over a jumble of items strewn about.
A post about when less is more may be found HERE.
IMPROVE YOUR PERSONALITY BY IMPROVING YOUR PERSONALITY
It’s all about bringing your individuality and sense of style into your living space when it comes to decorating. So fill it with things you enjoy and that make it convenient to live in. Nothing is more depressing than entering someone’s home and not knowing who lives there. If your home is devoid of personality, it is most likely yours!
It’s critical that my home reflects who I am and how we live. It’s also critical for StoneGable to seem inviting and genuine to us! I adore traditional decor, but I also enjoy a dash of whimsy!
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMFORT
It’s crucial to maintain your home clean and well-appointed, but it should also be comfortable. Prioritize your comfort!
If you come to my door on any given day, you’ll most likely find me dressed casually and wearing an apron. And that’s ideal for our less-than-ideal home. We make ourselves at home here and like sprawling out to watch TV, read a book, or play a family game.
Even when we’re hosting and the table and cuisine are a little more formal, we want our guests to feel calm and at ease!
Comfort and style may go hand in hand!
LAYER, LAYER, LAYER
Layering decor isn’t always the most natural way to decorate. However, it is most likely the most crucial skill you can learn. And yes, you CAN have it! Seriously, look at rooms you like and pay attention to the layers. Then try it out in a room at home!
Layering decor is a great method to add interest and beauty to a room.
I’ve got a fun video that shows you how to stack decor like a pro in a terrific post! CLICK HERE for more information.
STYLES OF DESIGN CAN BE MIXED
Oh, and when you’re decorating, PLEASE blend design styles. It will give your room character and make it unique. And don’t we all want one-of-a-kind, amazing rooms in our homes? Yes, I am aware that we do!
My personal style is Traditional or Classic American with a touch of elegant farmhouse, industrial, and a hint of cottage. Any one of those decor designs would be extremely dull on its own!!!! I’m not one of them. An varied aesthetic appeals to me. Or at the very least, eclectic!
Combine the 18th century with cottages, cottages with a hint of modern, modern with Scandinavian, Scandinavian with industrial…
You may mix and match a variety of styles. Use the 80/20 rule to your advantage. Eighty percent of your current or favorite style, plus twenty percent of a fun style to mix things up!
Learn how to identify your personal decorating style… Then take it to the next level HERE.
INCLUDE SOME ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
A room comes alive with the presence of living things. It’s just the truth! There are numerous methods to incorporate organics into a space. Cut flowers, one large bold plant, or a bowl of organic balls like willow balls are some of my favorites.
Make sure there’s something life-giving in each room!
Here are some suggestions for you…
- moss balls are low-maintenance plants.
- smooth rocks in a bowl or dish
- grapevine balls made of fruit trees, flowers, driftwood, and coral
- enormous green leaves in large bottles, a bowl of seashells or starfish
Your home will look beautiful if you follow these simple, savvy designer recommendations! Work on one area at a time and accomplish a little bit each day! You won’t believe how much of a difference there is.