Our home, especially the rooms we use everyday, should clearly indicate our style, color preferences and aesthetic tastes while making us feel comfortable, calm, and safe. This is why we call it home in the first place. But what if you like monochromatic rooms, and what if your favorite colors are grey and black? How would you create an interesting and non-monotonous space without any color?
Before & After: Makeover That Unused Family Room
With homes that have both a living room and family room there is the classic design challenge of functionality. Quite often one room hosts the center of family activity while the other sits in neglect. What to do with that unused space?
Kevin and his wife shared the familiar scenario of: “having moved in over a year ago, we’ve left this room almost untouched. We don’t spend a lot of time in it. However, it’s the first room when entering our house, so we would like it to reflect our personality. We are very open to colors, and would like to see some different ideas.”
Decorilla’s eclectic interior designers were up to the challenge! See the transformation below:
How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall
Written by Decorilla designer, Cristina R.
The gallery wall is definitely a very popular design element. It is a great way to not only decorate a wall but also to really showcase your personal style. It’s an opportunity to take a little design risk and get creative. Whether you decide to create a large or small gallery wall, it will definitely elevate the overall design of your space.
It can seem a little intimidating to take on this type of décor especially since it means leaving holes in your wall. The following gallery wall ideas and tips will help create the best gallery wall while limiting the possibility of making mistakes.
Sibling Spaces: 3 Design Tips For Your Kids Shared Room
Not everyone has the luxury of having their own room growing up. When it comes to creating a shared bedroom for kids, there are a number of great tricks that can avert both sibling conflicts and design disasters.
Below are a few tips that will enhance your kids room design and make it easier for them to share their bedroom space.
Airbnb Room Design Tips To Have Your Rental Booked For Months!
What’s better than retreating to a gorgeous vacation space that has the comforts of home? With short-term rentals becoming increasingly popular, homeowners have to put more effort into designing their spaces in order to attract renters. A fresh, thoughtful design makes the best first impression online.
Decorilla recently completed three projects for clients posting on Airbnb. Here’s a sneak peek at the design transformations!
How to Decorate with Different Shades of Blue
There’s a reason blue is a common favorite in paint color trends. Reflecting some of the most beautiful parts of nature, it has a powerful effect on our surroundings.
Greek Design Love: The Influence of Art & Architecture
Ah Greece! With it’s crystal clear waters, striking natural backdrops, and heart-warming culture, it continues to draw those with a romantic and adventurous spirit. For centuries, Greek architecture and art has influenced design. From the iconic columns that adorned ancient Greek temples to popular decorative motifs like the meander, the Greek style is one that conjures up old world charm and modern simplicity.
Lucky for us, Decorilla designer and Grecian Paradise blogger, Eleni, shares first-hand ideas around Greek art and design in a special interview.
Designer Spotlight: Tabitha Mund
One of the beautiful challenges for interior designers is to create spaces that reflect the style of their clients. But like everyone, designers have styles of their own! Virginia based Decorilla designer, Tabitha M, shines on our feature of interior designers as she shares her design secrets, creative inspirations, and why eclectic style is her fave.
Designer Magic: Stretching Your Budget in Style
If there’s one thing professional stagers know about designing spaces that appeal to buyers, it’s the art of selecting great decor pieces while keeping costs in check. For Decorilla designer, Joyce T, who was asked to stage a space in the NYC neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, this meant she needed to be creative and budget savvy.
Hired by exclusive broker, Toni Martin of Corcoran, Joyce’s challenge was to stretch a small $7K budget to outfit a 3 bedroom apartment in a new building by Urban View Development. Joyce shares “Since it’s a trending area of Brooklyn (as most of Brooklyn is), the design needed to fit the neighborhood trend and the profile of potential buyers.”
We’re going to show you how she did it!
How to Use Bold Paint Colors in Your Living Room
When it comes to living room paint colors, we’re seeing bright, bold, and rich colors everywhere! It’s a look that brings life into a space adding vibrancy and energy that especially comes with color.Even though you can achieve this look with a wide range of colors, there’s a tendency toward cooling blues and greens: sapphires, emeralds, and peacock take center stage. But, you’ll also see many people use aubergines, mustards, and hot pinks.
Want to liven up your room with a bold paint color? Here are the do’s and dont’s to achieving this look: