Discovering Your Dream Living Room

Simple Interior Design Ideas For Your Home

by Toni Gonzalez

Are you looking for ways to spruce up your home? Whether you're into DIY projects or prefer a more professional touch, plenty of interior design ideas can make your house feel like a home.

From small touches to major renovations, here are some tips that will help give your abode a new look and feel.

Add Some Plants 

Bring some life into the room with some greenery. Not only do plants look beautiful and liven up any space, but they also do wonders for air quality. That said, don't be afraid to mix things up with faux plants, too — especially if you don't have a green thumb. You could also look into easy-care succulents to spruce up your shelves and window sills.

If you're feeling adventurous, you could even create a vertical garden by hanging plants from the ceiling. For an extra special touch, consider investing in a terrarium. A terrarium is a self-contained, miniature ecosystem that comes in a sealed glass container — perfect for those with limited space.

Change Up Your Textiles 

Swapping out the fabrics in your home can completely change the look and feel of a room. You could take many different routes, from throwing blankets to rugs to curtains — or all of the above. If you're bold, try some unexpected colors and textures to create an eye-catching combination.

For instance, opt for plush fabrics like velvet or faux fur if you want to give a room a cozy, inviting feel. On the other hand, if you're trying to achieve more of an edgy style, go for leather or denim.

Remember that it's not just about the look — fabrics can also be used to control light, temperature, and sound in a room. For instance, blackout curtains are great for those who want complete darkness in the bedroom, while cotton drapes are perfect for keeping out excess noise. 

You could even look into fabrics such as linen or flannel for a more insulating effect. These fabrics are great for keeping a room cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Choose Statement Pieces 

No matter your style, statement pieces are always great additions to any home decor project.

Bigger items like rugs and couches can often be expensive investments—but they can also be the focal point in any room when done right. On the other hand, smaller items like accent pillows and lamps can also create a huge visual impact while costing less money overall.

To find statement pieces that work for you, try to think outside the box. Instead of going with the latest trends, focus on items that you love and are unique to your own style.

For help planning, contact a professional interior decorator in your area.