You don’t have to hire a decorator to make your home look beautiful. You don’t even have to subscribe to House Beautiful or Home & Garden. You also don’t necessarily need an eye for design. Mainly, you need a computer and an idea of the look you’re going for (and some money, of course).
From websites of great furniture galleries where you can see their displays and stagings to websites with ideas of how to decorate and organize your furniture, the internet has everything you need. Here are some tips on where to look and how to find what you’re looking for.
Come Up With A Style Idea
Start with a specific room of your house and determine what kind of look you want it to have. Your entire home doesn’t have to have one look, like shabby chic in every room. If you want your kitchen to have a down home country look to it, but you want a modern living room, that is your right. It’s your home and you’re the one that has to look at it and live in it!
Now Google your idea. “Boho bedroom styles” or “shabby chic kitchens”. With this search, you will likely stumble across all sorts of ideas you like, and some you don’t. Once you start to compile ideas you need a place to save them.
Start A Pinterest Account
This is the whole reason Pinterest exists. Plus, once you’re on there and you have boards set up for each room of your house, you’ll be able to find more ideas already pinned by people you know and people you don’t. Get on there and start pinning your ideas, whether they are simply dreams or they are achievable goals for your home’s look.
By having a board for each room you’ll be able to better organize, and you can use those same search terms to title your boards, like “country-chic kitchen”.
Don’t Just Spend, Make
Instead of just buying all the stuff that matching what you’ve pinned, consider putting a little of yourself into your home and DIY some items. This is a great way to keep from needing to settle for less than you want as well. Find the perfect table, but it’s the wrong color of wood? Sand it down and restain it.
You also don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars for art to hang on your walls. Make your own. You can mimic your favorite famous paintings (as long as you’re not selling them or trying to pass them off as the real things) or create something unique. You can even make your own frames or paint ones that you bought second hand. Not only will you have a stylish home, but it will be unlike anyone else’s!