Hey y’all! So some of you know how much I adore interior design, and because of that, I’ve decided to go ahead and share some of my favorite design tips that I’ve picked up either from doing stuff around my own house or from watching HGTV (yes, I am obsessed and I am a huge fan of Chip and Jo). So, for your viewing pleasure, here are some of my favorite home design tips.
- Fill the house with florals. If you fill your house with greenery and different florals, you will literally have a breath of fresh air in your house. There are plenty of plants that help to generate oxygen, which will help you to breathe easier. They also add some natural pops of color to the room, in addition to that beneficial oxygen. I personally love putting fresh flowers in vases around the house, they add a touch of color, and they smell amazing.
- Add a statement wall. Statement walls can be done in so many ways. For some people, they are lucky enough to move into a house and discover that there are some old bricks underneath the drywall, or perhaps even shiplap. While finding shiplap has always been a dream of mine, it’s just not all that common in Florida houses, so I’m not going to hold my breathe on that one. In fact, the brick is fairly unrealistic too, sadly. So, since I’m not betting on finding exposed brick in houses anytime soon, I have to find other ways to make some statement walls. One of the ways I personally did that with my house is by hanging a large painting in the living room. It is a beautiful statement piece that captures everyone’s attention immediately. It takes up a majority of the wall, and I put it above my fireplace to really draw the eye. Another option, is to put up faux shiplap or Faux Brickwork. I know it seems like this may be a bit cheesy, but it’s actually a super easy way to add that extra something to your wall and with the right product and tools, it can look extremely authentic. So much so that you won’t even realize that it is not ‘real’ brick. There’s a company called Faux Brickwork that is based out of Florida and they have beautiful options for your rooms. These look super realistic, and come in a variety of styles, including farmhouse styles. For those who prefer a more modern look, there are options in a white paint style as well, or you can paint them yourself easily. The best part about these panels is that they are not crazy expensive and they are very quick + easy to install yourself (so this cuts out the cost of hiring someone), which I personally really love, since I’m always trying to save money when I can. You can check out some of their amazing panels on their website, or look them up on Facebook.
- Twinkle lights. I think twinkle lights are a beautiful addition to a bedroom, especially above a headboard or in place of a headboard. These can easily be strung up, and create a peaceful retreat. After all, at the end of the day, we all just want an area we can sit back and relax in without having to deal with any of the stressors that come at us in our day to day lives. With some twinkling lights, you get a beautiful area to sit back and relax. Make a cup of tea, and you’re good to go.
- Throw pillows. Throw pillows can really add a lot to a room. Whether you are putting them on your bed to help give it more dimension or you are piling them up on your couch or chairs to help with comfort and style, these are great additions to any room. I personally like to mix prints and types, so for my room, I have a small rectangle glitter pillow, along with some that are square and feature names of some of my favorite places that I’ve seen, including Rome and Paris. For my living room, I have tan chairs, and added grey and cream tribal print pillows, as well as solid blue ones. They match some of the artwork in the room perfectly.
- Fun rugs. This one is a little more tricky for me, as I have cats, so I try to avoid having too many rugs in the house due to them and their claws, but I’ve always felt that a rug adds a special touch to any room. You can choose some crazy pattern or print or even a bright color that will really stand out. Not to mention, it keeps your feet warm despite cooler weather on those frosty mornings.
The best part about all of these interior design ideas is that they don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. I am big on doing little updates that can make a difference to a room, without spending a ton of money. Savings is important too! Let me know some of your favorite interior design tips and tricks!