Online Interior Designer Spotlight: Sonia Carlson

online designer spotlight sonia c 1

In our latest interior designer spotlight, we are getting up close and personal with Decorilla online interior designer, Sonia Carlson. Sonia comes from a rich Scandinavian background and that shines through beautifully in each of her designs. One glance at her portfolio can tell you how hard she has worked to become the incredible designer she is today. Get ready to be inspired as Sonia tells us about the influences in her life and what really inspires her as a designer.

Continue reading Online Interior Designer Spotlight: Sonia Carlson

Interior Designers Near Me: 7 Best Ways to Get Local Design Help

designers near me living room

Technology these days allows us to have more knowledge than we can possibly consume right at our fingertips. Searching for an interior designer is no exception. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when thinking to yourself, I want to search for interior designers near me, but have no idea where to start. Fret not, because we have compiled our favorite ways to get outstanding and affordable interior design help.

Our countless wonderful experiences with easy-to-use tools and websites, have encouraged a closer look at the best ones to find interior designers with outstanding talent. Here’s our round-up of the top 7 ways to find designers near you across the web.

Continue reading Interior Designers Near Me: 7 Best Ways to Get Local Design Help

Top 5 Never Fail Color Combinations for Bedrooms

bedroom color schemes vintage rug

The bedroom is the main place at home to relax and unwind after a long days work. Your own personal oasis right in the middle of your home. And this should be taken into account when selecting color combinations for bedrooms. Choosing the right color scheme has a lot to do with well-being and can transform a night of sleep into a totally regenerating and invigorating experience. So, does your bedroom make you feel this way? If not follow one of our never fail color schemes to help create your own bedroom oasis.

To make sure your space super on trend, take a look at our 7 top interior design trends for 2018.  Without further ado, let’s jump right in!

Continue reading Top 5 Never Fail Color Combinations for Bedrooms

Designer Tips: 7 Creative Hallway Decorating Ideas

hallway decorating ideas feature

‘Hallway decorating ideas’ seems like a post for people whose homes look like they belong on Pinterest, but they can successfully be incorporated into any home with a little bit of planning. Is a hallway considered a room? Technically, no. Should it receive the same attention that your living room and bedrooms get when it comes to home decor? If you want your house to feel like a home, the answer is definitely yes! On a floor plan, a hallway is considered a path and somewhat of a dead space that doesn’t require design attention. The most customization it usually receives includes using the same paint color as the rooms around it, maybe some photos, and a fire escape plan which depends on it heavily.

It may seem like there are no possible hallway decorating ideas that would make your home look like those on Pinterest. However, there are many ways that you can achieve the “home” look in your hallway. You can even make the space useful beyond only being the pathway that you use to get from room to room. Decorating small spaces can seem like the ultimate challenge, but it presents an opportunity for making the most with what you have. These 7 hallway decorating ideas will help you turn your empty corridors into warm and inviting transitional spaces within your home. Continue reading Designer Tips: 7 Creative Hallway Decorating Ideas

How to Create Your Ultimate Sanctuary with Our 5 Favorite Luxury Bathrooms

If you want a peaceful space at home in which you can relax and rejuvenate your senses, look no further than the humble bathroom. A home bathroom has the potential to be transformed into a magical haven where you can break away for much-needed pampering and me-time. Water has a calming effect on the mind and can relax tensed muscles, so make the most of this serene source and create a luxury sanctuary for the ultimate relaxation at home. But remodeling your bathroom can be intimidating, not to mention stressful. To help you get started, we’ve put together a checklist for the ultimate luxury bathroom. Here are the 5 must-haves! Want more? Check out our top ways to hygge your home. Hint: #6 is all about bathrooms!

Continue reading How to Create Your Ultimate Sanctuary with Our 5 Favorite Luxury Bathrooms

Top 5 Spring Interior Design Trends

spring interior design trends feature

Spring itself may be questioning its existence this year, but we are beyond ready to revel in the beauty that it brings. Some may be experiencing summer already since winter was extended for a while. If so, you can skip straight ahead to some timeless Summer Interior Design Trends. If you want to take advantage of the spring season, though, these tips are for you.

After spring cleaning is done, a change in your home decor feels like the obvious next step. Revive each room by adding bright and blooming elements to help make your home feel ready for the spring season. Some trends will also be around for a while, so why not incorporate them into your summer decor, too? These 5 spring interior design trends are sure to make your home feel blissful and renewed. It’s time to let the sunshine in!

Continue reading Top 5 Spring Interior Design Trends

6 Easy Ways to Do a Living Room Remodel on a Budget

A living room is often one of the most used areas in the house because of the multitude of functions it has to fulfill: it’s where we entertain guests, relax, play games and socialize. Some living rooms are also used for watching television, eating, and homework. Here are a few ideas on giving your living room design a quick refresh without breaking the bank. Because a living room remodel doesn’t necessarily have to be a major overhaul – a minor face lift might be just the thing! For even more inspiration check out our post on reasons to layer your living room rugs!

Continue reading 6 Easy Ways to Do a Living Room Remodel on a Budget

Before & After: A Rustic Chic City Retreat

rustic chic online interior design

How do you create the ultimate oasis in the heart of the city? With all the hustle and bustle of city life it’s essential to have your little slice of home feel as calming and peaceful as possible to serve as a place to relax and unwind from the daily grind.  The problem lies with the age old question, “Where do I begin?” A recent Decorilla client knew she needed that helpful design eye to tie in all her dreams for her new one bedroom apartment. Through online interior design services her dreams came to fruition and she received a stunning rustic chic retreat right in the heart of NYC.

Continue reading Before & After: A Rustic Chic City Retreat

5 Small Apartment Decorating Tips To Make The Most of Your Space

small apartment decorating ideas

Considering a large number of people are happily making their homes in apartments, creating a functional and beautiful small apartment design shouldn’t be the challenge it often is.  If you’re having a hard time making the most of your limited apartment space, you may be happy to hear that there could be more to the problem than just having “too much stuff”.  The truth is, it may be the wealth of trendy but not-so-practical apartment living ideas out there that may be the culprit. To simplify things, we’ve put together a list of the basics of apartment decorating.  While they may not be new, these tricks are still around for a reason.  Check out this stunning before and after transformation of this modern apartment to see just how implementing these tips and tricks can make your apartment the perfect place to call home.

Continue reading 5 Small Apartment Decorating Tips To Make The Most of Your Space

How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall Layout

gallery wall layout

Creating a gallery wall is one of the best ways to make your home your own.  The perfect gallery wall should be a reflection of your tastes, dreams, and memories. No two could be alike.  They come in a variety of shapes and styles, from thrown together to very formal. Whichever style you prefer, it’s one of the only decor items in your home that can keep growing with you. Make your gallery wall pop by incorporating a few of our favorite 2018 design trends into your home and your guests (and you!) are sure to be “wowed!”

As with anything interior design related, the success of a project is in the planning. Following a few simple guidelines will help you to put together the perfect gallery wall layout to create a cohesive, fun and ultimately beautiful display.  Here are some inspired gallery wall ideas to help you get started on your own.

Continue reading How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall Layout