10 Interior Design Rules to Break this Summer

interior design rules mismatched-dining-chairsAhh summer time! The season to be a bit more carefree, to take risks; and what better place to start than your personal home?

Gone are the days where you had to follow design rules to make your home be style worthy. Beautiful things happen when you step outside of the box, when you bend or even break the rules from time to time.

So don’t be afraid to challenge the interior design rule book and add a splash of bold and fun this summer. Here are 10 rules to ignore and interior design tips to consider as well.

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Top 5 Porch Design Essentials

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The seasons are changing and summer is fast approaching. Welcome to the days of outdoor living. There is nothing better than grabbing a cold drink and sitting on the porch enjoying time with family and friends. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to make sure your porch design is ready for the summer season.

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Online Interior Designer Spotlight: Picharat Aueamnuay

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For this month’s designer spotlight we had a seat with Decorilla online interior designer, Picharat A. Having called over three continents home, she provides a cross-cultural insight on design and what’s happening across the globe.

After completing a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture & Design from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Picharat’s chased her adventurous spirit, exploring the world’s many design styles and cultures. Her portfolio begins with homes and studios, but as we discovered, there’s page after page of inspiring work, including hotels, exhibitions, and restaurants aplenty. Not to mention the stunning Robotics Research lab she worked on.

Here we learn more about this accomplished and talented online interior designer.

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6 Kids Room Designs to Inspire the Inner Child

For those caught grabbing candy at the checkout or anyone with Harry Potter on the bedside table, this one is for you. We’ve rounded up trending kids room designs that adults just can’t seem to resist.

Infused with the creative energy of little residents, each room below has one or two must have pieces that adds to our grown up spaces. From faux furs in the crib to flashes of glowing orbs of light, inspiration can be drawn from nearly every youthful detail in these spaces andd make its way all throughout the home.

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Small Room Decorating: 4 Great Spare Room Ideas

Small room decorating is a skill on its own. Making the most of a spare room requires identifying what is possible, space planning, and sometimes a little interior design help for a stylish result. Recent Decorilla clients have shared the same question: what can I do with this space? Well, the options are endless! From a sunroom to a wine/cigar room, here are four great spare room ideas to inspire an answer.

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How To Bring The Tropics Into Your Home Interior

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Tall palms, large green fronds, flowers of unusually bold color. It is not surprising that the warming weather conjures up images of the tropics-spaces that evoke relaxation through natural beauty. When infusing a room with tropical interior design, there are a few helpful tips you must keep in mind.

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7 Interior Design Trends From Salone del Mobil 2017

Interior design trends are the result of an ever-changing art  highlighted in design shows like the amazing Solone del Mobil in Milan. Taking place inside the cultural hub of Italy and a landmark of innovation in Europe, it is a prime attraction in Milan. Gilded bonsais, pink mannequins, and bubble filled bathtubs replace snow cones, ferris wheels, and the many other stereotypical fair icons. Excitement is in the air for design lovers everywhere!

This week, we take a virtual tour inside the April fair with a fresh lens to view design. Saturated with creations of the world’s top designers and emerging talents, one can’t help but be overwhelmed by the opportunities that exist for interior spaces. Condensed to seven featured studios of this design show, it gives us just enough to dote over.

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5 Spring Interior Design Trends To Celebrate

A new season is here! A season to create.  A season that enlivens and engages. A season that gives life and animates those things sitting static and still. As you look around you, what is it that needs that little dose of design? Is it the drab entryway you passively drudge through multiple times a day or maybe the partially furnished nursery decorated with unboxed gifts? Cycle through the Spring interior design trends of 2017 below to prep your spirit for a little space pep.

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10 Top Washington Interior Designers

Aside from being the epicenter of political waves, Washington D.C is the site for ever evolving culture, music, design, and food. It stands on it’s own as home of monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, and true local flavor. For Washington interior designers, it’s the playground that inspires beautiful work that highlights East Coast innovation.

With interior designers represented in DC, the Decorilla team is lucky to work with top interior designers both locally and nationally. We also have our eye on top designers that carry interior design forward. Here we share our list of top Washington interior designers that are a part of it all!

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3 Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas and Tips

Beyond the red hearts and box of chocolates, romantic interior design is a cozy and attractive style that can last year long! Think the senses. With a focus on what we can see, smell and feel, a space can be enhanced sensually and leave you feeling happy and loved.

Here’s how the style breaks down:

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