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If your home is due for a design update but you have a limited budget and even less time, you are in the right place. We thought of 20 home decor ideas to help get you started.
With something as simple as an accent wall, colourful light bulb, or new throw pillow (or forty-seven other home decor ideas if those aren't up your remodel alley), your entire space can feel fresh, on-trend but timeless, and sophisticated. You can tackle each of these decorating ideas in a day, even if the result will look like it took longer to pull off.
Between us, we've covered everything indoor plants and outdoors and we'll keep adding more home decor inspiration so you can continue to hone your interior design skills.
1. Set Up a Cozy Reading Spot
No designated reading nook? No problem. If you don't have any real estate in your home to convert into a reading nook, design your formal living room to serve double duty as a cozy lounge area. Here, Heidi Callier strategically chose furniture with fabrics and shapes that are both sophisticated and homely, perfect for entertaining or relaxing alone.
2. Don't Be Afraid of Black Paint
The soft black paint in this bedroom makes it feel special and intimate in ways you'd never be able to achieve with a lighter colour (this specific shade is Farrow & Ball Railing). Eclectic furniture lends itself well to the dark, too, adding a more lived-in and homier vibe.
3. Style an Empty Fireplace
Rethink how you style an empty fireplace. In this texture-rich environment, interior designer Leanne Ford turned an empty fireplace into a small gallery to display pottery and artwork. If you want any professional help regarding this, then hire home interior designers in Chennai. They will decorate and design your home and office.
4. Treat Your Windows
Adding the right window treatments can make all the difference. We're especially into Roman shades with a fun pattern. "It goes against decorating 101 but using small patterns together can be easy on the eyes," says interior decorator Kristin Panich, who designed this dreamy pink cloud of bedrooms.
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5. Re-Style a Bookshelf
From the ink-stained wood to the modern side chairs and neat staircase, this home library designed by Fiona Lynch is a gorgeous contemporary take on traditional design. You can fill it with books – or you can add decor accents and accessories such as vases and sculptures to break up the monotony of the wall of books. Or colour-coordinate your books. Not only will it feel more cohesive, but if you have lots of bright colours in your collection, they'll stand out even more.
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6. Set up a Breakfast Nook
Breakfast with a View? We are inside. It's country-chic and just a touch rustic but still polished. It also proves that you don't need an actual built-in book to get the right vibe.
7. Spruce up Your Entryway
If you don't have a grand foyer — or do, but it's in need of some love — offer a small console table. For a formal yet modern aesthetic, choose a traditional table and then hang modern abstract art above it. Then lean a few portraits against the wall for a lay back take on the gallery wall.
8. Just Add Sheepskin
If an area of your home is feeling austere, then the easiest solution is to throw away the parchment. They bring warmth, texture, and comfort, while also being super affordable and easy to move throughout your space as your needs and moods change.
9. Swap Out Your Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are the easiest way to freshen up in the bedroom or living room. Introducing a new colour, print or shape with throw pillows can make an entire space feel new again.
10. Bring a Stool into the Bathroom
Slide a stool next to the bathtub. Not only will the extra surface space help with organization, but it's also a great way to make the whole space feel more luxurious.
11. Show Your Powder Room Some Love
It's easy to overlook a room when it's too small, especially because there just isn't enough usable space for decorations. But it's certainly possible — and worth it — to show these nooks some love. Take this powder room, for example. With a light blush pink wall colour and an adjoining gallery of eclectic artwork, the small room packs a lot of punch.
12. Install a Canopy
If you want to turn your bedroom into a palace suitable for royalty, add a canopy. This white gauze fabric hangs so beautifully and brings an ethereal look to the minimalist bedroom.
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13. Swap Accents Seasonally
Plaid? for winter? Not even close to ground-breaking, but we're still here for it. Swapping accents according to the season will have you excited for what's to come.
14. Get Inspired by Nature
The space is rich with texture, which creates warmth and dimension. It has a lot of character despite sticking to a strict colour palette. For an equally inviting and grounded atmosphere, get inspired by nature. Think sea grass, rattan, jute, wood, brushed concrete, and marble.
Related Blog: How to Add Texture in a Room
15. Reupholster Your Furniture
Reupholstering your furniture will automatically refresh the entire space. And if you like eclectic decor, take notes from this immaculate living room. All the combinations are working so well in this room—the angular mirror, vivid orange art, marble fireplace, rustic stools, and geometric pottery are all unexpectedly complemented by the softness of the blush pink chairs.
16. Simply Tidy Up
It's probably not what you want to hear because we don't think of cleaning as fun but adding a few pieces that make organization easy can make a huge difference. Consider installing coat hooks or bringing a stylish coat rack coat by the front door. Then when you take off your shoes, place a small folding chair under it to sit on. This will prevent piles of those dreaded (and previously unavoidable) clothespins.
17. Colour-Block Your Wall
For a graphic statement, colour-block your wall. Paint half of it a bold colour or choose two neutral tones. Here, the black creeps in about a quarter of the way, while the rest is a nice shade of steel gray, making an understated-with-unique statement.
Related Blog: How to Decorate Your Boring Home Walls
18. Touch up the Walls
Freshen up the bathroom by giving the walls a fresh coat of white paint. If that sounds like too much commitment, use the Magic Eraser to touch up the smudge. It's bright, fresh, and the perfect blank background for a fun gallery, as in Alexander M. As seen in this bathroom designed by Reid.
Related Blog: Beautiful and Creative Ways to Decorate a Blank Wall
19. Apply Accent Wallpaper
You don't have to wallpaper your entire room – just choose one wall and accent with it. It's fast, easy, and it makes a big difference.
Related Blog: 15 Living Room Wallpaper Ideas to take Inspiration
20. Layer Rugs and Patterns
This eclectic home designed by Shaun Shire is a treasure trove of antiques, whimsical clothing, and fearless decor. It's also a masterclass in layering. Why use just one rug when you can have three? Layer rugs in different colours, prints and textures to add visual interest to your floor.
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Updated on June 28, 2022
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