Aside from picking your furniture and paint color, I think room styling is the most important design element to really help a room come to life. Yet, it’s often the most difficult part of the design process because many people just don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry though, you’re not alone. There are millions of people out there with the exact same issue. That’s why good designers are in high demand and also why they can charge so much.
But if you’re like most of us who can’t afford to hire an interior designer, don’t fret…I have the answer for you. And it’s really quite simple because it’s exactly what the pros do…you need to become an inspiration collector. Yep, that’s right, it’s as easy as that. Every great room design starts with a collection of inspiration, whether it’s compiled in folders on your computer or Pinterest or one of the many free or paid for room design programs out there, the basic premise is to collect ideas for what you like then implement them into your own space. And whether that means making some of the accessories that inspire you like I do a lot or simply buying them, the idea is to have a direction. Below are some great places from which I feel offer some great inspiration.
In the room below featured on Decor Pad the natural palette is simple and clean and it’s one that I’m very much drawn to. How about you?
The room below is part of a “then and now” as shown by Emily A. Clark, Design Simplified . I love the stacked books and the large, square coffee table.
A crisp white with a hint of yellow, a little black and some natural elements goes a long way for some pretty styling as shown below from Houzz
I’m really into blue and green these days and I’m absolutely loving this dresser featured on Design Sponge. Isn’t the finish gorgeous? I’m sure The Hubby will begin to worry when he reads this as I sometimes get carried away with experimenting, but I’ve got to try this finish on some pieces we have 😉
There’s a lot going on in the bedroom below found on The Glitter Guide don’t you think? But it all works beautifully!
I’m really lovin’ the cool, beachy vibe coming from the styling in the room below from Hgtv. I have so many ideas for for tins like the ones on the bookshelf shown here. They’re great for decoration and useful for organization as well.
Ahhh, the brightness of the nightstand styling below from Hgtv just makes me happy. Isn’t this nightstand just beautiful?
This beachy room featured by Pottery Barn is sooooo mean as well. I love the blues and browns!
The cabinet display and finish color here in this room featured by The Glitter Guide is absolutely stunning.
Isn’t the bookshelf styling below from Country Living just lovely?
And finally, the styling in this bedroom featured by The Glitter Guide is just so perfect I had to finish with it. Don’t you just love those big sail boat images? So pretty!
And there you have it, a few rooms to give you a jump start on your room styling inspiration collection. This along with the plethora of inspiration you can find in print and on the Inter-Webs, you’ll be styling like a pro in no time at all!
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