Did you get seriously bored with your home during quarantine and you just want to tear everything down and change your space? Well, don’t go to town on your walls with sledgehammers just yet. Take a look at these smart home design tricks for celebrity designers and incorporate them into your home.
Add interest to ceilings
If you’re craving for an unexpected pop of color in your space, do what Julie Massucco Kleiner and Melissa Warner Rothblum of Massucco Warner Miller do and paint the ceilings. You can employ a color that will tie everything together or even mirror a color on the floor.
Don’t run from black
If you do it right, a touch of black can add perfect contrast and depth to a room. Jeff Andrews, who designed Kardashian, Jenner and Seacrest homes, says that any space that needs some dimension will profit from a little bit of black, no matter if it comes in the form of curtain rods, picture frames or furniture. If you want to create beautiful layers of black, go with black lamps, chandeliers and picture frames.
Create paint patterns
Any homeowner who craves some fun can introduce it to their home with interesting paint patterns. Allison Bloom of Dehn Bloom recommends using paint as a way to fight solid surfaces and narrow dimensions. Paint is also very inexpensive and it allows you to create a cheap and quick transformation as long as you’re creative and think in terms of stencils which are easy to pull off.
Another easy way to create interest in the space is to opt for exciting textile choices and mix patterns. For instance, interior designer Scot Meacham Wood from Scot Meacham Wood Design loves layering silk and leather or linen and wool. This will provide interaction between different design elements in the space and keep your rooms exciting and engaging.
Focus on collections
If you want to go small with your design changes, opt for small decorative objects that will add interest and sentiment. Interior designer Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors used a collection of oyster plates on walls in her previous projects. You can also acquire vintage tie forms or wall brackets to display your assemblages and collections—some items work best in groups. If you want to take a more macabre and mysterious design route, check out unique Skull Bliss pieces which can be used to create impressive décor collections. Mount three decorative skulls on your wall and they will fit well into both modern and rustic living rooms.
Go wild with furniture
Sofas are useful but not very pretty. If you want to take a different route with your furniture, take Adam Rolston’s advice and invest in unique chairs. Opt for something sculptural and with tons of personality. Expensive lounge chairs will require some money, but they will hold their value and aesthetic appeal much better than a sofa.
Seek inspiration in nature
Since you can’t really go outside much, you can bring the outside to you by drawing inspiration from Mother Nature. Kari Whitman who worked with some of the biggest Hollywood names like Kristen Bell, Antonio Banderas and Jessica Alba, always finds space for nature in her designs. For instance, she once found inspiration in the inner shell sheen of oysters! If you think outside the box, you can find your own natural muse and merge design and nature in your home.
Change things up occasionally
Don’t want to invest money into your home? Will Wick of Wick Design recommends rearranging your furniture. Every few years, you can tear apart your home and completely change the layout of every room together with art placement. You’ll feel like you just bought a new house!
These tips don’t require too much money or effort even though they come straight from celebrity interior designers. Feel free to try them out and see if you feel like a movie star in your improved home.