10 tips on how to stylishly decorate the house without the help of a designer


Love to decorate your house? Search for a perfect project, choose paint samples, select vintage elements of decor ... We begin to worry, just thinking about it. But apart from the initial excitement, designing our space can be a long and difficult process. Between budget constraints and endless solutions that you have to make during repairs, you can easily lose your enthusiasm and become exhausted. That's why we used the secrets to create the perfect space from two American designers, Becky Owens and Nicole Davis. We offer 10 tips that will help you independently and inexpensively transform your home.

1. Invest in furniture that you really like.

Take your time when furnishing your home. Having the right furniture is much more important than just filling the space with a huge amount of unnecessary items. Do not fill the space on the principle "there is too much empty space here." Bring to your home only the furniture that you really like, even if it is not new or inherited from your grandmother. Get rid of things that you don’t have any emotions for. They will steal your sense of comfort. Visit flea markets more, buy home accessories while traveling, collect books that match your interests, pick up furniture of different textures and purchase only items that you really like.

2. Organize the space

Clean up the mess! If you do not like some things and do not use them anymore, peredelite or sell them. This is the most effective way to start everything from scratch. The release of space will open up new opportunities for design solutions.

3. Trust your intuition

Your initial sensations are usually the most correct. When it comes time to make a decision, this process can be overwhelming, because there are so many great ideas, among which you need to choose only one. But after much thought, you still realize that the very first inspiration was the best choice.

4. Bring some nature into the house

Bring a bit of nature into the apartment by adding live plants and greenery. Flowerpots fill home space with warmth and energy. They bring more color and are a unique, organic, fresh element of the interior. Consider green herbs for the kitchen, fig tree leaves to decorate your living room, or simply place the succulents on the coffee table.

5. Make lighting a priority element of the interior

How many things can make a good lighting! Designers in the design of almost all types of space make an important emphasis on lamps and chandeliers. Pick up simple furniture that will be an excellent basis for a minimalist design, and complement it with lighting that will add individuality to your home. The lighting device can be used not only for its intended purpose, but also as an element of the interior and create the desired mood.

6. The smaller the better

The Internet can be both a blessing and a curse. Use it as a resource to find new ideas and solutions, but do not try to embody every image you like in one room. If you want your home to be unique, it is not necessary to immediately buy all the fancy news. Stop at the minimalist style and complement it with individual and original items.

7. Add art objects

Art adds elegance to any room. Buy items that inspire you and cause positive emotions, and then hang them at eye level (pictures mistakenly hang too high). Works of art are an excellent expression of the individuality of the homeowner and immediately create a more comfortable atmosphere.

8. Every house needs a gallery on the wall.

Connect more imagination, creating a wall gallery. It can become the main element of the space or a complementary part of the existing interior. Hang photos of relatives, places you traveled, candid family photos, handwritten notes, your own pictures or pictures of children. Don't be afraid to put old photos on display, even if they are blurry and slightly battered - they tell their story and are a serious artistic statement.

9. Use accessories

Usually the smaller the better! When you choose a simple palette and a small amount of furniture, all you need to do is add a few details to complete the interior. Accessories are small things that are the most important thing in shaping an individual home style.

10. Bring an element of surprise

We believe that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to design. Guiding principles and good taste are necessary, but you can always deviate from the rules and add an element of surprise. This is your home, where there should be more fun, spontaneity and laughter - the design elements must embody these emotions.

Be bolder and start experimenting!