Interior Design Essentials For Your Home

Everyone hits a point in their life where they look around their apartment or home and think to themselves they should probably get an actual bed frame or start having a place for your keys so you stop spending 15 minutes every morning looking for them and trying to retrace your steps. There are a few items in a home that we consider to be essentials. Here’s our list of what think to be investment pieces:

A Styled Bookshelf



We included this on our list of essentials, because having a styled bookshelf in your apartment or home automatically gives a very adult and grown up vibe. You can make it cute, glam, and girly, or you can give it an industrial style with stained wood and metal piping. Customize it to your personality, and if you need any guidance, check out our post all about styled bookshelves here.

A Stocked Mini-Bar



You want to always be prepared to invite friends over on a whim. It can also fill an empty corner or hallway of the house that you don’t know what to do with, and it will be an item of the home that will actually get used and not just take up space. Also, don’t you think it would be nice to have if you are working on something from home, and you can enjoy a glass of wine or whiskey on the rocks while continuing your work? (This is one of the essentials that will actually save you many as well by staying in for a drink instead of spending money out.)

An Organized Work Station



There should be a place in your home where you keep all your important paper items and where you can take care of all those items as well, actions such as paying bills, doing taxes, working extra from home, or applying for jobs. It just makes life easier when you have all your important papers in one place and organized neatly.

Matching Dishes



People have a habit of collecting dishes from here or there because they were gifts and such and have just accumulated over time. Well, it’s about time you exchange them for matching dishes. Don’t be afraid to keep them if they have sentimental value, but for every day use, it will make you feel more organized and less stressed all together as a person. Matching dishes will purely just make your cabinets look cuter when opened up as well.

Get Everything Framed



This just makes you feel like an actual adult. Having pictures still pinned or hung with clothespins in your home will make you feel “forever young” definitely, but the same time you get your bed off the floor and on a real bed frame is the same day you should get your pictures framed. Plus, frames can really add to your design. They can easily complete a minimalist’s simple vibe or a glamorous diva look.


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A Minimalist Style Approach To Home Decor

Styling when designing often gets a bad rep because people think it just means adding “stuff” and it often does – the shoes by the door, the pile of magazines next to the bed, the extra empty jars placed on the kitchen counter… It can look forced, ‘try-hard’ and cluttered really easily, but styling just means giving a space a sense of a personality. Sometimes, that personality is still quiet and has more of a minimalist style. Any home can have a huge minimalist style breakthrough from following a couple of our tips, so read on ladies!

Keep the color palette very tight.



 Adding a lot of colors is the quickest way to make a space look busy and cluttered. Keeping it tonal (a range of colors in the same color family) and mixing with neutrals is the easiest solution to having some color without it getting crazy.

Bring in simple lines and shapes.



Lose anything with too much ornate detailing or carvings and stick to pieces that keep the eye moving really easily. Add in some cool geometric metal shapes. They add a trendy yet simple look to any room.

Go for texture.



Keep everything in your color palette, but having all your finishes being really smooth and slick can feel cold, so bring in linens, wools, wovens in your textiles and pottery, clay, porcelain in your accessories. Keep the color palette quiet, but the texture still needs to be there for it to look inviting and not like a showroom. Anything handmade is an extra plus.

smaller collections of pieces in the same family



It’s the same bowl, plant, or vase in different sizes and as a collection it holds the dining room table nicely, without creating this huge tablescape that commands the whole room.

Bring in life through art and plants.



Art is your chance to bring in more personality. Keep it simple and quiet, but make a statement to help shake up the seriousness of a more minimalist style home.


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