When it comes to house decoration, I like to go with minimal colors but maximum pattern in order to bring a unique style to just about any space. I tend to find my inspiration for room decor ideas in a single object or textile that I spot at a local interior design boutique or even a magazine I am glancing through at the grocery story. For this lovely office and sitting room, that object was the eye-catching animal print rug that serves as the anchor for the space. At first, I thought that I was going to go with gray paint colors because it is a popular neutral that you really can't go wrong with.
I have always been a fan of simple all-white house decoration like this because it gives you the freedom to experiment with your accent pieces as often as you want. Committing to bold color palettes in the major areas like walls or furniture really boxes you in as far as styles, textiles, artwork, other decoration ideas. If you want to drastically change up any of those as trends or moods change, you likely will have to repaint walls or even replace expensive pieces like couches or side tables. With the type of foundation they created in this home, you could switch up living room decor even every day if you wanted, but the beige couches, carpet and walls will remain the perfect backdrop no matter what you choose.
After many hours of careful consideration and scouring the internet for "knick knacks" to buy, I think that I finally completed all of my house decoration (at least for the living room). When we first moved in, I absolutely adored these built in shelving units that flank our large two-story stone fireplace -- that is until I had to figure out how to incorporate them into our living room design and fill them with decorative accent pieces. You would not believe how hard it is to achieve this perfect balance of oh so casual things that I happen to collect and place nonchalantly on the shelves. Let me be the first to tell you that there is nothing nonchalant about anybody who makes up these "lived-in" look shelving display.
I can't get over how gorgeous this traditional style house decoration is -- it seems like they live in a hotel or museum filled with gorgeous antiques. When you actually study the design as I have (I am trying to figure out how to imitate it in our house), you realize that the house decorating ideas that they used are actually very basic. The key is picking high quality furnishings (as opposed to overloading the room with nonsense) to to start to build that lavish, high end look. To begin, the gorgeous subtle jacquard pattern of the wall paper creates a neutral wall but with a bit of texture and interest to it. Obviously the overall architecture plays a big role in the house interior design because the gorgeous paneling and trim details elevate the entire space.
Putting together beautiful house decoration has always been a passion of mine and something that I enjoy doing whether or not I am getting paid. Recently, a personal friend of mine hired me to do a complete overhaul on their home design and I was so proud of how it turned out that I wanted to post some photos. Quite frankly, it was not hard at all to style the space because the architecture was so stunning (I mean look at that arched wall of windows). I knew that I did not want to distract from these beautiful elements with bold interior design ideas, so I kept everything soft and neutral.
I am trying hard to figure out if red-based house decoration is in or out -- I am hearing mixed opinions from my family and my designer friends. These are photos of our current home interior design (this same color palette is carried throughout the living room, kitchen, dining room, and downstairs office). I have always loved bold colors, but I am not sure if my decor tastes are evolving or I am taking cues from current trends, but the red is starting to wear on me and feel too harsh if you know what I mean. I have been seeing lots of neutrals and cool toned accent colors in photos of what is trending in living room ideas 2020.