1) The first step is choosing an overall color scheme
Remember that less is more when it comes to decorating, so don’t try to add too many colors at once. Choose one dominant color and mix in a few accent colors in smaller doses. You could also choose a pattern as your main color; just be sure you find coordinating colors with enough contrast to keep it interesting. Once you’ve chosen your main color(s), keep that in mind as you purchase any other furniture or decorations—you want everything to blend seamlessly into one cohesive space.
2) Integrate one bright accent color into the look
Bright colors are a hot trend in home decor, and we love it. When working with an all-white or neutral palette, opt for bold hues to bring your space to life. To make it work, choose one color and use it sparingly—you don’t want to end up with a room that feels like a circus! One trick is to paint your window frames and doors an accent color; you can also try hanging a bright piece of art or adding pops of color on tables and shelves.
3) Add some wow factor with an unexpected decoration
Accent walls are making a serious design statement in home decor. In fact, they’re so popular that it’s considered a crime if you don’t have one. If you want to bring something new to your interior design and make your room stand out, adding an accent wall is definitely something you should consider.
4) Go wild with patterned tiles or wallpaper
Textures and patterns can be used to add depth to a room. It’s up to you how much pattern you want; however, keep in mind that too much will make your space feel cluttered, so play around with different options until you’re happy with it. All tiles or wallpaper is not created equal—so choose something of high quality that will stand up over time.
5) Choose furniture that fits in, but doesn’t match everything else
If you’re going to break your interior design rules, make sure it’s intentional—you don’t want an eclectic home that feels like it came together by mistake. Instead, find one or two pieces of furniture in a different style than the rest, and use them as anchors to pull everything else together. Then let your other décor elements accentuate those pieces.
6) Use lighting as a way to highlight certain features of your room
Lighting is just as important to a room’s décor as wall color and furniture selection. Lighting can be used to create atmosphere and highlight or distract from certain features of your home. Here are a few things you can do with lighting: Use light fixtures that reflect current trends in decorating (pendant lights, chandeliers, etc.). Use dimmer switches so you can adjust to create different moods based on what’s happening throughout your day.
7) Don’t go overboard with accessories
You don’t want to go overboard with accessories, as it’s easy to end up with a cluttered look. Instead, stick to one or two types of accessories – things like throw pillows, bowls and vases, art work – and keep them well-chosen. This will leave your room looking effortlessly stylish.