Tips on how to stylishly decorate the house without the help of a designer.

Do you like to decorate your home? Find the perfect project, select paint samples, pick up vintage decorations … We begin to worry, just thinking about it. But apart from the initial excitement, the design of our space can be a long and difficult process. Between budgetary constraints and endless decisions that have to do during the repairs, you can easily lose enthusiasm and break out of the forces. That’s why we used the secrets for creating the perfect space from two American designers, Becky Owens and Nicole Davis. We offer 5 tips that will help you independently and inexpensively transform your home.

1. Invest in furniture that you really like
Take your time when furnishing your home. To have appropriate furniture is much more important than just to fill space with a huge amount of unnecessary items. Do not fill the space on the principle of «there is too much blank space.» Bring in your house only the furniture that you really like, even if it is not new or you got it from your grandmother. Get rid of the things that do not trigger any emotions. They will steal your sense of comfort. Visit flea markets, buy home accessories while traveling, collect books that match your interests, pick furniture of various textures and purchase only the items that you really like.

2. Organize space
Clean the mess! If you do not like some things and not using them anymore — re-gift them or sell them. It is the most effective way to start with a clean slate. Exemption of space will open new opportunities for design solutions.

3. Trust your instincts
Your initial sensations usually are the most loyal. When the time comes to make a decision, this process can be overwhelming because there are so many great ideas, among which you need to choose only one. But after much thought, you still realize that the very first inspiration was the best choice.

4. Bring a little nature into the house
Bring a bit of nature into the apartment, by adding live plants and greenery. Vases fill with home space with warmth and energy. They bring more color and are a unique, organic, fresh decor Consider green herbs for kitchen, the leaves of the fig tree to furnish your living room, or simply put succulents on the coffee table.

5. Make lighting a prior element of the interior
How many can make good lighting! Designers in the design of almost all types of space make an important emphasis on the lamps and chandeliers. Pick a simple furniture, which will be an excellent basis for a minimalist design and complement it with lighting that will add individuality to your home. Lamp can be used not only for its intended purpose, but also as an element of interior and create the right mood.