7 Foolproof Home Decor Tips And 35 Ideas

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If you are going to design or redesign a space in your home and don’t know where to start, this roundup may help you. We’ve gathered some fresh and foolproof home décor rules for now, and you’ll see nothing outdated here. Using them you may easily make your home comfortable and stylish at the same time.

Start With a Simple Base

Go for a simple color scheme with black and white or neutrals that never go out of style. You can of course try something bolder but begin with simple combos and looks.

a neutral living room in various soft shades with plenty of texture and potted greenery and a tree

a neutral living room in various soft shades with plenty of texture and potted greenery and a tree

a neutral living room done with severla patterns, potted greenery and much natural light

a neutral living room done with severla patterns, potted greenery and much natural light

a neutral living room refreshed with light blues and plenty of pattern plus much wood and jute

a neutral living room refreshed with light blues and plenty of pattern plus much wood and jute

a neutral bedroom with a cool gallery wall, a vintage chandeleir and bold wall art over the headboard

a neutral bedroom with a cool gallery wall, a vintage chandeleir and bold wall art over the headboard

a neutral and stylish living room with a pattern and some texture infused with fabrics

a neutral and stylish living room with a pattern and some texture infused with fabrics

Don’t Forget Function

We’re all for buying a beautiful, sculptural piece of furniture that has instant visual impact, but you should always opt for items that offer form and function. Use every square inch of space in creative ways—especially in a small home where you can’t have a lot of clutter.

a small yet functional living room with built-in shelves and comfortable sitting furniture

a small yet functional living room with built-in shelves and comfortable sitting furniture

a functional bench providing seating, storage and isn't that large to fit a small entryway

a functional bench providing seating, storage and isn't that large to fit a small entryway

a windowsill daybed and bbuilt-in bookshelves on each side to turn this space into a functional reading nook

a windowsill daybed and bbuilt-in bookshelves on each side to turn this space into a functional reading nook

an airy home office with a cool desk and a large closed storage unit on one side and a large open storage unit on the other side

an airy home office with a cool desk and a large closed storage unit on one side and a large open storage unit on the other side

geometric wall-mounted shelves can be not only storage units but also cool decor items, too

geometric wall-mounted shelves can be not only storage units but also cool decor items, too

Mix Textures

If you can’t understand why your space feels lacking, add different textures, via accents like rugs, throws, or accent cushions. Always mix materials and add texture—metal mixed with wood, or rattan or natural woven fabrics with lacquered furniture or walls, for example.

a boho living room with much wood, knit, crochet and jute that make up the whole style of this free-spirited space

a boho living room with much wood, knit, crochet and jute that make up the whole style of this free-spirited space

plenty of texture is added with various textiles, knits a jute rug and a basket for storage

plenty of texture is added with various textiles, knits a jute rug and a basket for storage

a brick wall is a great way to add texture to the room, and a rug and beddign will help you with that, too

a brick wall is a great way to add texture to the room, and a rug and beddign will help you with that, too

a statement panel wall and layered textural rugs plus bedding make the bedroom catchy and cool

a statement panel wall and layered textural rugs plus bedding make the bedroom catchy and cool

rugs, baskets and pillows of leather and crochet make the living room super chic and cool

rugs, baskets and pillows of leather and crochet make the living room super chic and cool

velvet throws, pampas grass and a jute rug make the living room super catchy and cool

velvet throws, pampas grass and a jute rug make the living room super catchy and cool

Add In Shapes

If you notice your space has lots of lines and right angles, think about adding some circles. A round coffee table, a pair of round side tables, a round rug, a round wall hanging – the options are endless. A round mirror is a great way to break up all those straight tile lines in a bathroom.

add curved tables or rounded chairs to make the living room cooler and bolder and break up with all those rectangles

add curved tables or rounded chairs to make the living room cooler and bolder and break up with all those rectangles

go unusual with a rounded sofa and rounded chairs instead of usual ones in your living room

go unusual with a rounded sofa and rounded chairs instead of usual ones in your living room

a quirky rounded coffee table adds eye-catchiness and a softer touch to the living room

a quirky rounded coffee table adds eye-catchiness and a softer touch to the living room

break up with geometry adding such a whimsical pendant lamp over the table

break up with geometry adding such a whimsical pendant lamp over the table

go for a round chair instead of a usual one in your living room and add a shape this way

go for a round chair instead of a usual one in your living room and add a shape this way

lots of rectangles softened with rounded white chairs make dining space balanced and very refined

lots of rectangles softened with rounded white chairs make dining space balanced and very refined

Layer Lighting

Rooms with one type of lighting, such as a single overhead pendant, can feel two-dimensional. Lighting will elevate the mood of any room, so be sure to have light coming from multiple sources, not just overhead. Find creative places for an extra floor lamp, sconce, or empty corner where a small table lamp could reside for added glow.

built-in lights and an additional pendant lamp over the table make up a cool kitchen decor combo

built-in lights and an additional pendant lamp over the table make up a cool kitchen decor combo

a giant statement chandelier and built-in lights make the room more light-filled and comfy

a giant statement chandelier and built-in lights make the room more light-filled and comfy

a statement geometric chandelier is paired with wall sconces and make the bedroom more welcoming

a statement geometric chandelier is paired with wall sconces and make the bedroom more welcoming

built-in lights plus some suspended ones to make the home more inviting

built-in lights plus some suspended ones to make the home more inviting

Choose A Hero

Every room needs one statement piece – something that will surprise, delight and make an impact. It might be an oversized piece of furniture in a bold color, a fabulous rug, a work of art, or a feature wall. If your stage-stealing piece is a bold color, try using hints of it elsewhere for a cohesive look, such as the pink flowers in the vase on top of the candy-colored sideboard in this dining room.

a welcoming living room with a bright green rug that takes over the whole space

a welcoming living room with a bright green rug that takes over the whole space

a luxurious living room with a cobalt blue velvet sofa that is the main centerpiece in the room

a luxurious living room with a cobalt blue velvet sofa that is the main centerpiece in the room

a boho bedroom with a rattan bed that is the main piece and is highlighted with all the rest here

a boho bedroom with a rattan bed that is the main piece and is highlighted with all the rest here

a bold mustard velvet sofa is the main decor piece in this space, and it brings color to it

a bold mustard velvet sofa is the main decor piece in this space, and it brings color to it

a neutral living room spruced up with a neon green sculptural sofa that creates a mood in the space

a neutral living room spruced up with a neon green sculptural sofa that creates a mood in the space

Include Negative Space

If you’re big on color, make sure you include some spots to rest the eye. Aim to include some empty space in a room, or balance your brights out with plenty of neutrals. Here, the owners have used white-washed walls to balance out all the brights.

a minimal space done with much negative space and filled with light for an airy feeling

a minimal space done with much negative space and filled with light for an airy feeling

an airy and elegant bedroom with much negative space for an airy and natural feeling

an airy and elegant bedroom with much negative space for an airy and natural feeling

an airy and fresh feel is created with negative space in this neutral contemporary space

an airy and fresh feel is created with negative space in this neutral contemporary space

a cozy neutral rustic-inspired interior with blank space for a comfortable feel

a cozy neutral rustic-inspired interior with blank space for a comfortable feel