I have never liked cookie cutter home interior design that follows everything that the magazines and television shows are doing. I have always been one to think outside of the box when it came to things like kitchen and living room decor because I didn't want my home to look exactly the same as all of my neighbors and friends. As you can see from these photos, for my latest living room makeover I decided to do a twist on a classic contemporary all-white palette and liven it up with some rich wood cabinetry to provide a stark contrast against the monochromatic scheme. The overall style blends well with the rest of my house interior design, but new built ins make it a bit more creative than other areas.
I have been browsing through all kinds of home interior design photo galleries and idea guides trying to find to inspiration for how to decorate my new downtown apartment, but so many things that I see focus on these gigantic houses with looks that are just not feasible in my space. I was so happy to find some interior design ideas like this that are specifically featuring studio apartments and quite small floor plans because that is what I am working with. I particularly liked these inspiration photos because the muted pastel color palette is quite feminine yet not overtly so that it would turn off guests. I also like the elements of modern home design that they incorporated in the brass furniture and abstract canvases that they used on the walls.
I am a big fan of home interior design like this that incorporates muted jewel tones and retro vibes. Most home decor ideas I see today feature traditional styles with all white color palettes, perhaps with a pop of blue or grey here and there. To me, it is all so boring and cookie cutter, completely lacking in personality and pizazz. When we redo our master bedroom I want it to look just like this (complete with the view of the gorgeous blue ocean out the window) because I find the color palette to be quite serene yet vibrant enough to inspire me each morning when I wake up. I don't think it would be that hard to achieve this bedroom interior design either because the furniture style can easily be found at one of my favorite thrift stores and I just need to find the right plum shade for the textiles.
I will be the first to admit that creating great home interior design is not easy. But I must say that I am quite proud of myself for completing this living room interior design all on my own without the help of a professional. I know that our house has great bones with the paneled walls and gorgeous fireplace, but I really wanted to amplify the already classic style by adding some plush indigo textiles, French country furniture, and antique prints to fill the bookcases. I really don't like fussy house decorating ideas that make you feel like you cannot just come in and relax, so I made sure to make everything as inviting and cozy as possible. The only thing that I still want to add is some potted plants (maybe a fig leaf tree) in the corners.
If you were to ask me what my favorite home interior design style is, I think that judging by my kitchen, you would already know that I love a rustic country decor. I know that this may not be one of the most popular looks nowadays, but I think that there is something so classic about traditional paneled cabinetry, rustic architectural details like exposed wood beams, and kitchen interior design that reflects eras past. Overall, the space reminds me so much of my grandmothers kitchen when I was growing up and I really love the memories that it harkens each time I go in there to cook. When you are looking through all of those home decor pictures of what designs are popular, remember what truly makes you happy and go with that look.
I love home interior design that has a sleek modern style like this because I find it to be so clean and effortless. Some people think that modern interior design is very cold and unwelcoming but I completely disagree because I think that if you incorporate the right artwork and color palette it can be quite cozy. These photos are a great example of how you can create a warm look but incorporating plush textiles, personal trinkets alongside your classic modern elements like sleek metals, natural stones and clean lines. I really hope that I can create home interiors that look just like this in my future house, I have a feeling it will take careful planning and maybe even some professional assistance, but I am sure it can be achieved.