5 Interior Designs Tips | Leah Maria Designs
Decorating a new home is always exciting! There are endless directions you can choose to take your new space. To help with the overwhelm, I'm here to give you 5 tips that will ensure your new home never goes out of style.


When we decorate our home sometimes we tend to lean a bit to hard into one style (guilty).
Instead, allow your home to evolve and change as you do. Your home should be a
representation of you and your experiences and not necessarily the latest design trend. When you
allow some flexibility in your home's style it allows you to flawlessly incorporate new pieces and new
trends when they inevitably change.

Image Credit:Designing Vibes
An eclectic look done just right. Touches of different trends blend together to create this
homes own unique style.


If your like me than you definitely have a bit of sticker shock when you see some home furniture
prices.This is actually one of the driving factors behind why I started to build my own furniture.With
that being said, if you ARE going to splurge, make sure it's on an item that pulls the room together.
For example, no one walks into a bedroom and says “wow look at those night stands", unless you
have some crazy awesome nightstands rocking out in there, but you get the point. In a bedroom,
think bed. In a dinning room, think table. Spend the money where it will see the most bang for your

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The table is the center of attention in this dinning room. Other design elements that have been
added to highlight the table and not detract from it.

Image Credit: Ave Styles
The bed steals the show in this bedroom. The accent wall works to accentuate the bed and help
it further stand out from the rest of the furniture.


I'm all about making your own rules when its comes to your style, but for this one I make an exception.
The rule of three is found everywhere in the creative spaces and it is a rule for good reason. Our brains
are drawn to odd number collections because we find them appealing and 3 is the smallest grouping that
our brains consider a pattern. When we see that pattern it forces our eyes to move around which in turn
makes the space more visually stimulating. Interior design and science coming together for the win!

      Photo by VSP Interiors - Discover kitchen design inspiration
The rule of three is found in this kitchen in its light fixture. The three round pendants add interest
in a bold way.

Image Credit: Tamara Mack Design
The rule of three can be seen on the the coffee table in this space. Differing heights are added to
give even more visual interest to the area.


Mixing textures gives a room interest and depth. I think we can all agree that marble and stainless
steel are nice, but if those are the only two textures going on in a room it feels a bit cold and sterile.
I know smooth and glossy are textures but….. we can do better. To liven things up try adding multiple
textures such as velvet, wood, leather, wool, etc. You really cant go wrong with mixing textures. Having
a good variety invites you into a room because a) you want to touch everything and b) it just feels cozy.
Now as with anything when styling your home, you do you. And by that I mean if it feels cluttered and
noisy, you can take it back a notch. However If you love a busy look, go crazy and add loads of textures.
Image Credit: Reno Guide
This room uses velvet and fur to help soften the harder textures of marble and metal. 

Photo by VT Women
Image Credit: VT Women
In this living space multiple textures are added together to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. 


This one ties into Tip #1 and #2 a bit. Trends change faster than we can keep up with. So when
picking those big furniture pieces that will anchor your room I'm going to suggest sticking with
neutral colours. That blue couch is gorgeous but in a year or two are you still going to want that
ocean blue velvet? Maybe! But maybe not. You can definitely still get that bold effect with a
neutral couch by adding some pillows, blankets, or other small decor pieces. Don’t want the bold
look and are more of a neutral lover? Then neutral upholstery will obviously work in that case as
well. You really cant go wrong with neutral!
These next two photos show how a white couch can work with two very different styles.
Styled by: Anna MÃ¥rselius  Photo by: Ragnar Omarasson
In this first image the white couch is the perfect backdrop for the bold colours of the pillows and
painted accent wall.

Image Credit: Ball and Claw Vintage
The white sofa in this living room helps to balance out the colours all around it and ground

In these two photos a grey couch is styled in two different ways. 
Image Credit: Kate Lavie
Here the couch lends itself easily the boho vibes of the room.

Image credit: Rebecca Jude Loves
And here, the couch blends in with the rest of the decor for the perfect minimal modern style.

I hope that these 5 tips will help you in keeping your house in style for years to come. Be sure to save one of the images below so you can always find your way back to this blog!
5 Interior Designs Tips | Leah Maria Designs

5 Interior Designs Tips | Leah Maria Designs

5 Interior Designs Tips | Leah Maria Designs

5 Interior Designs Tips | Leah Maria Designs

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