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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Dining Room Divinity

A dining room is an essential part of the home because this is where “family time” occurs. You want it to feel inviting and cozy, yet have an elegant appeal. We have ways of giving a dining room that divine effect. Just follow our lead! We’ve got the tips and tricks you’re looking for.



The foundation of the room is obviously very important, because it affects what style you’re going for from the colors on the wall to the chandeliers to the flooring. What’s very in right now is an industrial style that has metal backbone and much wood. A wrought-iron chandelier is a great accent piece for this style. You can also try a wooden paneled dining room table with possibly bench style seating. This has a way of looking rough, but upscale all at the same time.

Dining Room Divinity


To give your walls a little additive that gives the room an updated look, you can install bead board around the lower part of the walls. This would work well with a mixture of styles if you really can’t decide what you would like. Which that means it’s perfect for everyone!



Want to give your dining room a glamorous touch? Change your dining room table to a marble tabletop like Emily Henderson’s dining room table shown here. It’s classy and elegant and girly and stylish and… We could go on and on. It’s beautiful and needed in every home.



We all love open floor plans, but sometimes, we can’t distinguish between each room if they’re all combined into one. We have a trick to solve this problem: use a rug to separate which items belong in which “room.” Have a dining room rug and a living room rug. It helps when the home is structured so nice and open.



Just to give a few more in style, up-to-date ideas, we are crazy for oversize lighting, bar carts instead of china cabinets, patterned accent rugs, and contrasting chairs. There are so many lovely ideas out there. It all just depends on what style you would like and what you find as inspiration for your own home. Check out a few more ideas below!







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