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These home decor ideas are perfect if you are updating your home from top to bottom, or just want to add pretty seasonal touches or swap out your color schemes with a new accent shade. 

To ensure your home decor has longevity, we have garnered expert tips, ideas, inspiration and advice from interior designers and the Homes & Gardens team.

Between us, we have covered every space indoors and out… and we will keep adding more home decor inspiration so that you can continue to perfect your interior design skills.

Home decor ideas

If you are looking for clever decorating ideas, useful home decor tips or simple home ideas to make your house feel homey and look beautiful, these rooms, and accompanying expert advice, are for you.

1. Decorate your home for coziness

(Image credit: Kevin Dumais)

‘There are so many good reasons to look for cozy living room ideas,’ says Homes & Gardens‘ Deputy Editor (Digital) Jen Ebert. ‘Whether it’s because fall has come around and you feel the need to be in a warm, comforting space indoors, or because you want your home to be a haven from a busy work life, there are many ways to make a house look cozy.

‘The most effective are through room color ideas; introducing a color combinations for rooms of earthy or spice shades, and combining these with natural or touchable textures. In the room above, this includes the wood framing on the wall which complements the coffee table, through the textured wall ideas and ceiling ideas.

2. Give your home a seasonal update

(Image credit: Davide Lovatti / Future)

If you like to decorate your home for the season, one way to switch things up is to change the color of your entryway regularly. This needn’t mean decorating the entire space – simply repainting a wall or two in a shade that reflects the mood of the season can make all the difference.

‘An entryway is a great space for a seasonal update, perhaps fall decor ideas in September and spring decor ideas in March,’ says Sarah Spiteri, Editorial Director, Homes & Gardens. ‘For one, it’s the room that everyone sees, from family to guests; and secondly, it’s an area of your home that gets a fair amount of wear and tear, so it’s likely that it will need a new coat of paint a couple of times a year anyway.’ 

Editorial Director

Sarah Spiteri is Editorial Director of Homes & Gardens and Livingetc. Sarah and her husband renovate apartments and houses together, and with a career devoted to writing about interiors, she is perfectly placed to advise on home decor. Sarah prefers pared-back spaces and is a fan of natural materials and hand-made craftspersonship.  

3. Decorate your home for wellbeing 

(Image credit: Polly Wreford/Kate French)

More and more of us are searching for ‘happy room ideas’ in order to create homes that don’t just look good but feel good too. 

‘Happy room ideas are difficult to pin down,’ says Sarah Spiteri, ‘because what makes one person happy is different to what makes another person happy. However, color experts and wellbeing experts tend to agree that uncluttered spaces that have plenty of natural textures and a touch of yellow are most likely to appeal to the senses of most of us.’

4. Bring light into your rooms

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‘Ensuring a room has as much light in it as is possible is key to any home decor being successful,’ says Jo Bailey, Homes & Gardens‘ Deputy Editor (Print) and stylist. ‘This will of course mean daylight, which will make a room feel warmer, larger and more welcoming. You can boost this by rethinking bulky curtain ideas, decluttering and decorating with light colors.

‘But equal attention should be given to artificial light, too: which means ensuring each room has a balanced mix of ambient, accent and task lighting in every single space. Never, if you can help it, rely on a single overhead bulb.’

5. Prioritize storage and organization

(Image credit: Polly Eltes)

Your home decor ideas can’t shine if you haven’t maximized your storage ideas and home organizing ideas, especially if you have the task of organizing small spaces.

‘In my experience of renovating and remodelling city homes, it is vital to include built-in storage that can make use of every inch of space,’ says Sarah Spiteri. ‘If you can make that storage dual-purpose or multi-functional, even better. The room above is a really good example of this, with a window seat hiding spacious storage beneath.’

7. Focus on the heart of the home

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As we’ve said before, home decor shouldn’t just be about what a house looks like but how it makes you feel, and that’s based around how you use it. So, which room does your family love to spend the most time in? The kitchen-diner? The family room? Is it the best it can be? Or could you improve the home decor ideas within it to make it more welcoming, more sociable? 

Whichever, the room’s seating and layout are vital: sectional living room ideas that gather atop a rug and around a coffee table are just as likely to ensure an inviting, welcoming space as kitchen island seating that allows the cook to be a part of the conversation. The other home decor element to focus on? The room’s color: as we have said before, warmer shades are more welcoming and invite you to linger.

8. Lift a neutral scheme with subtle detailing

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The simple addition of gold paint on the structure of the shelving is a fantastic idea for anyone considering enlivening details for their neutral room ideas. The key is subtlety. 

‘A neutral needs to be paired with other materials to sing: timber and marble work well,’ says interior designer and founder of Elicyon design agency Charu Gandhi. ‘I also love teaming them with suede and woollen rugs. Ceramic, clay and colored glass are great for decorative elements.’

9. Paint window frames a bold accent shade

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Adding accent colors needn’t be done through accessories alone. You can use paint. 

‘Painting window frames, reveals and shutters in a strong color not only makes a striking design feature, but accentuates the view and changes the feel of the light entering the room,’ says Melanie Griffiths, Editor of Period Living magazine and regular Homes & Gardens’ contributor. 

‘Opt for on-trend terracotta to imbue the space with warmth, as in this scheme by Dado Atelier, or sunny yellow to brighten the space on even the gloomiest of days.’

10. Add faux panelling to max architectural interest

(Image credit: Gunter & Co)

Paneling ideas for walls come in all forms, from original period features to lookalike modern imitations to more imaginative treatments. This living room, by interior designer Irene Gunter of Gunter & Co, is a fine example of the latter, with faux paneling created with simple, framed wallpaper panels. Note how the sofa sits centrally under a panel, which is the perfect fit for it. This creates a neat, pleasing symmetry in interior design, only heightened by the painting in the central panel.

11. Add trim to curtains and cushions for interest

(Image credit: Charlotte Gaisford)

This Charlotte Gaisford-designed space not only showcases how to mix patterns in interior design perfectly, but also the importance of attention to detail – here, with trim.

‘Introduce cushions and throws to your seating – and why not add a tassel trim or fringe detail to create a more bespoke finish?’ says interior designer Martin Brudnizki. ‘You can source beautiful tassels and trims from Samuel & Sons, but if your budget is tighter I recommend VV Rouleaux.’

12. Decorate door panels to add pattern to a plain scheme

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This is a beautiful way to add pattern to an otherwise plain scheme, and the beauty of it is that it can be swapped out with the seasons far more easily – and inexpensively – than the wallpaper across a whole wall can. We would advise using peel and stick wallpaper to avoid damage to the doors and to ensure that any regular swaps are easy to achieve.

13. Hang a tapestry for a layered look

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This space, designed by Henriette von Stockhausen, interior designer, founder of VSP Interiors and contributor to Homes & Gardens, graced the cover of H&G magazine and we picked it because it’s a perfect example of how to use tapestries to great effect.

‘Tapestries often help to bring the outside world in, with landscape scenes of dense foliage and earthy colors. We often like to hang tapestries near or opposite windows to create an extension of the outdoor within a room,’ Creative Director of Albion Nord Camilla Clarke explains.

14. Color coordinate a flower arrangement

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‘One of my favorite home decor ideas is accessorizing a room with flowers. Bringing a sense of the outdoors inside can make a space feel more calming and tranquil. From a small vase of flowers on a bedside table, to a large botanical display in a hallway or for a tablescape idea, using fresh flowers can create an inviting space that enhances feelings of happiness and positivity,’ says Homes & Gardens’ Content Editor Zara Stacey. 

‘Coordinating the floral arrangement with your decor can beautifully elevate your interior design, whether that’s matching with a floral wallpaper, or using lots of foliage to complement an earthy, grounding paint shade, these natural finishing touches can often bring a design scheme together to feel balanced and complete.’

15. Embrace the revival of Chinoiserie

(Image credit: Diane Hill for Harlequin)

‘I’m loving the current revival of Chinoiserie, with wallpapers inspired by the landscapes of East Asia, and popular in the West in the mid 18th to early 19th century. With their whimsical yet intricate representations of flowers and birds, I feel the designs transport you to a fantastical, exotic paradise while heightening the sense of being connected to nature.  

Diane Hill’s stunning new collaboration with Harlequin is perfect for a feature wall or window dressing. ‘We wanted to inspire people to decorate boldly, unapologetically and to their own room,’ she says. ‘The collection was based on traditional 18th-century designs, but we gave it a modern refresh.’

16. Add a surprising splash of color to trim

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Just the merest splash of paint can completely transform a space and, in an open-plan area, can tie the different zones together.

The architrave in interior designer Suzy Hoodless” home was painted yellow to create a division between the two rooms but also for some sunshine in the space and to lift the room, she says.

So, why not pick out the accent color you love most and giving it a bigger role?

17. Brave a bold color in an evening-only room

(Image credit: Future/Jessica Buckley)

‘Interior designer Jessica Buckley is known for her punchy use of color and pattern and this scheme is one of my favorites for its use of bold color and mix of patterns in this sitting room,’ says Vivienne Ayers, Houses Editor of Homes & Gardens.

‘It’s used mostly after dark so I opted for a deeper more dramatic saturated color that would be cozier in the evening,’ says Jessica. ‘The cabinetry was painted in the same color as the walls.’

18. Wallpaper an alcove

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There are so many alcove ideas you can use to make spaces feel more interesting, from clever shelving units to decor tricks. We love the simplicity of the treatment here, where a shallow alcove with few opportunities for effective storage is instead given a starring role with wallpaper.

19. Hang plates for an intriguing gallery wall

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Discover how to hang plates on a wall and you will quickly become hooked on creating colorful, 3D displays that artwork rarely manages to match. 

This space is by Henriette von Stockhausen of VSP Interiors, but her contemporary, Emma Sims Hilditch of Sims Hilditch interior design agency says, ‘The selection of art is an intensely personal and often costly process. For those looking for a more economical and slightly different way to fill a blank space in a room, then a plate wall is a great solution and is easier to do than you might think.’  

(Image credit: Kit Kemp)

Coffee table styling is one of the easiest home decor ideas you can embrace. The key? Not to put too much on a surface. However, even the most formal of living rooms, like this beautiful space by Kit Kemp, needs to be functional. This means making any coffee table styling impactful, but leaving plenty of space on the table top for you to put everything on it that you need.

21. Fill your home with house plants

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‘Indoor plants have never been so accessible, you can pick up a whole jungle of greenery that will instantly bring life to a drab corner,’ advises designer Martin Brudnizki. ‘Pot up all manner of vessels with bulbs or, if this isn’t for you, simply treat yourself to seasonal fresh flowers in a pretty vase or jug.

(Image credit: VSP Interiors )

Discover how to style a console table and you’ll find all your surfaces become magnets for decorative displays.

‘When styling a console, I typically aim for symmetry, whether that’s accomplished with lamps, vases, or decorative objects,’ says Ashley DeLapp, founder and principal designer of Ashley DeLapp Interior Design. 

23. Always, always choose interesting lamps

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Interior designer Penny Morrison’s lamp design here is a great example of how you can use lighting to create pretty little vignettes.

‘Get creative and upgrade your lampshades with something a bit more adventurous. I suppose that millinery would be an apt comparison, as shades are like hats for lamps,’ says interior designer Martin Brudnizki. ‘Whether you choose a pagoda, bell, scallop or empire-shaped shade, never forget the inside is almost as important as the outside as we often look up into lamps, and the cord should always be fabric-lined. Those small details can really make the difference.’

24. Work curves into a kitchen

(Image credit: Mary Wadsworth)

Kitchens tend to be about sharp angles, so whenever you can, take the opportunity to add a softening curve. In this space by interior designer Irene Gunter, curves are part of the room’s architecture; in including them at the top of the room, they also serve to draw the eye upwards, enhancing the feeling of space.

25. Maximize the ‘fifth wall’

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Ceiling ideas are often overlooked in home decor but we have seen designers embracing their power more and more in the past few months. 

By using mostly white for the walls and cabinets, this kitchen by Beata Heuman allows the details to come to the fore. In particular the glass ceiling shines here, literally elevating the room and adding interest through reflections, plus a real sense of more space.

‘We approach the ceilings in key rooms such as hallways, living rooms, studies, dining rooms and cloakrooms, the same way as we approach the other surfaces,’ says interior designer Elnaz Namaki. ‘Start by thinking about the color, texture, reflection and finish already in the space.’

26. Build in a breakfast nook

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Even small kitchens have space for breakfast nooks. The best are built-in to maximize a compact space, while designs that gather guests around a circular table are not just space-efficient but encourage socializing, too.

27. Frame a dining table with a feature wallpaper

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Living room feature wall ideas are a regular home decor feature, but the breakfast-diner has yet to pick up on this design technique. However, it is a great way to add interest and layering to a space and to frame a dining table visually.

‘Pick a motif and run with it – here, free-flowing lines are the main star of the show,’ says Emma Thomas, Homes & Gardens‘ decorating editor.

28. Work soft furnishings into kitchens

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Remember what we said about adding curves to kitchens above? Another way to soften these spaces is to add softer elements, too. Again, Irene Gunter has succeeded in creating a space that’s both practical but also comfortable and visually inviting, too. And, yes, she’s worked in curves, too.

29. Layer kitchen floors with rugs

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Of course, rugs in living rooms are de rigueur, but what about as kitchen styling ideas? South Carolina-based interior designer and contributor to Homes & Gardens is a fan of layering kitchen rug ideas over hard surfaces to soften the hard surfaces, improve acoustics and add color and pattern.

30. Bring the outdoors in with botanical murals

(Image credit: Polly Wreford / Kiera Buckley-Jones)

Wall mural ideas are back with a bang, and the designs that are seeing the most traction are those that depict natural scenes. 

‘Falling foliage is the look of the moment and a table decorated with a ruffled cloth enhances the wonderful, whimsical feel,’ says Homes & Gardens‘ decorating editor Emma Thomas.

Aula wallcovering in Hummingbird, Romo.

31. Fall back in love with pink

(Image credit: Mary Wadsworth)

Pink room ideas really are having a rebirth. No longer limited to bedrooms only, as in this beautiful space by Irene Gunter, they are finding their way into kitchens and living spaces, too.

‘Pink is a wonderful pairing with taupe. Often dismissed as too feminine or childish, it can make a sophisticated statement,’ says Natalia Miyar, director Natalia Miyar Atelier. ‘There is something very comforting about it and the warm tones feel cozy on a chilly day.’

32. Highlight a bedroom alcove

(Image credit: Martin Brudnizki | James McDonald)

Bedroom alcove ideas are a badly-kept home decor secret. Often overlooked they can be useful for storage or for deep bedside tables, but we love when interior designers have fun with them, such as in this bedroom by interior designer Martin Brudnizki.

33. Create grandeur with a super-sized headboard

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If space is limited, too limited for space-hogging home decor ideas, there is a way to create impact in a bedroom, and that is with statement headboard ideas. Trick one is to go sculptural, creating an eye-catching shape that will soften the harder angles of doorways and built-in storage. Trick two is to go for height: doing so will make the ceiling feel taller by drawing the eye upwards. Trick three: pick a stand-out fabric. 

34. Add eye-catching detail to doors

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Flat-fronted doors can lack character, especially in modern homes with little architectural intricacy. However, a simple decorative application with paint can make them instantly more interesting. The key to success will be consistency across an entire story, and keeping the door’s design as pared-back as possible.

(Image credit: Studio Spiteri)

‘We recently designed a bespoke bobbin cornice for our childrens’ bedrooms and it just adds a beautiful layer of detailing to the decor, like a trim on a curtain or a sassy belt on an outfit,’ says Sarah Spiteri, Homes & Gardens‘ Editorial Director.

Room by Studio Spiteri.

36. Paint doors a bold, contrasting color

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This room by interior design agency Gunter & Co is all soft pinks and blues, which is why the imposition of a black paint on the French doors is so effective. 

‘I love the clever use of contrast in this space,’ says Jennifer Ebert, Homes & Gardens‘ Deputy Editor (digital). ‘It makes what might be traditionally considered a predominantly feminine space feel much more gender neutral. This aside, the restraint shown in only introducing black in a limited area is very elegant.’

37. Use a ‘putty’ color band to create a grounded feel

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‘I love the mix of texture, such as bamboo and rattan, pattern and color in this room and the way the antique palette on the wall pulls the tones together and injects an eclectic touch,’ says H&G‘s Houses Editor Vivienne Ayers.  

‘The house was built in 1850, around the time of London’s Great Exhibition, with its emphasis on cultural and decorative richness,’ says Caitlin Nicol of Kitesgrove. ‘We took our cue from that, sourcing furniture and fabrics that introduce a global flavour, along with a sense of comfort and warmth.’

38. Use wallpaper borders to create an element of surprise

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‘An affordable and quick interior update is adding a colorful wallpaper border around a window, doorway or furniture to help bring new life into a space,’ says Jo Bailey, Homes & Gardens’ Deputy Editor (Print), who is a fan of this space by Susie Atkinson. 

‘Borders have been used for many years to elevate the simplest of rooms, adding detail and delight in an easy affordable way. They are less of a commitment than wallpapering the whole room but still bring color and interest to walls adding an accent to contrast or compliment a room. The possibilities with them are endless,’ says Susie. 

‘I tend to use them around skirting boards and doorways for a more classical feel or to create panels for walls, under the tread of a staircase and even applied to furniture for something more contemporary or dimensional. ‘ 

39. Install wood panelling for a sophisticated feel

(Image credit: Future/Dunning & Everard)

‘Stephanie Dunning of Dunning & Everard wasn’t afraid to create a contemporary feel in a period house with this modern study, and the practical yet sleek and smart storage unit works particularly well here,’ says House Editor Vivienne Ayers. 

‘The contemporary-style bespoke storage was specifically designed with shelves and drawers large enough to store work equipment, and was chosen because it was completely different to the fabric of the building. Bespoke joinery is a complete game changer when really well done,’ says Stephanie.

40. Learn how to style bookshelves

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‘My favorite home decor idea is color-coordinating books on my bookshelf and open shelving,’ says Homes & Gardens‘ News Editor Megan Slack. ‘I love bookshelf ideas that play with the colors of book spines, allowing you to design a home library that makes a statement in any style of room – whether you’re working with a large office unit, a bespoke built-in, or a simple open-shelf in your bedroom. These colors are subtle enough to add just the right amount of color to a minimalist space. However, at the same time, they are vibrant enough to demand attention if you’re experimenting with a more maximalist aesthetic.

‘They bring a sense of individuality and personal style to spaces of all sizes – and every type of scheme – and it’s my favorite way to make a room feel like home instantly.’

(Image credit: Jake Curtis)

‘Bring a sense of grandeur to your bathroom with a scenic statement wall,’ says Emma Thomas, Homes & Gardens‘ decorating editor. ‘This wallpaper panel by Pierre Frey echoes the traditional Portuguese azulejo tilework found in the palaces of Sintra, Lisbon and Porto.’

42. Never neglect a powder room

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Beautiful powder room wall decor is the easiest way to make these small spaces feel loved and curated. Ensure light fittings and artwork are chosen to complement the intricacy of the wallcovering, and choose them with the same eye for detail as in a living room.  

43. Make staircases more than just thoroughfares

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‘My favorite home decor idea is a staircase gallery wall,’ says H&G Content Editor Rachel Crow. ‘Staircases are so often overlooked, neglected and left bare – often they are large expanses of wall begging to be accessorized. Gallery wall ideas can elevate your staircase to an area where people want to pause and admire. 

‘You can break the rules when displaying art and images on a staircase gallery, too. Use the natural incline to your advantage to play with scale and hang pictures of differing shapes and sizes successfully. 

‘Try theming your staircase gallery wall, such as featuring black and white photography in sleek black frames. Or choose a variety of artworks and imagery.’

‘Create an eclectic display by mixing and matching different frames,’ advises Henriette Von Stockhausen, founder of VSP Interiors.

44. Create a display of artefacts against a dramatic backdrop

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If you have a collection of favorite pieces, gathering them together can make for an impactful home decor ideas. You only have to look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s china display to see how effective it can be. 

Key to creating a display is finding the right backdrop, and the more dramatic the color, the more successful the effect. We love the use of the bold yellow above.

‘Sometimes you need a deeper golden color with more clout as some yellows can be too grey, too flat or just too primary,’ says Edward Bulmer, interior designer and founder, Edward Bulmer Natural Paint. ‘Earthy tobacco shades will work in any room you want to feel warm and intriguing; it is a serious color, elegant and sophisticated, which creates a fabulous backdrop to artwork and antiques, and works in a variety of spaces.’

45. Decorate a front door with a wreath

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There is a wreath for every season, but hanging one on your door does more than just signal a change in the weather, it shows just how loved and curated your home is, and is a promise of what’s beyond the front door. Plus, of course, it’s one of the easiest home decor ideas you can indulge in.

46. Set the perfect scene with outdoor lighting

(Image credit: Designer: The Fox Group Photographer: Lindsay Salazar)

Bringing interior design tricks into your backyard is a home decor must, with gorgeous outdoor lighting ideas a great way to decorate a garden, and to extend its use into the evening. 

‘This entire setup by The Fox Group is a dream, but I especially love the way the bistro lights are strung over the pool, so the water reflects them at night,’ says Homes & Gardens‘ Executive Editor Kaitlin Madden.

47. Decorate an outdoor space like one indoors

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Outdoor living room ideas and outdoor dining ideas should be no exception to home decor rules, and while you might not introduce every aspect of interior design to your exterior, there are a number of elements that can work really successfully. 

One is the color of your boundaries, whether walls or fences: paint these a dark color and they will visually recede, while providing a beautiful backdrop for planting. And, of course, there’s no reason not to adorn walls with beautifully styled shelves, too.

What are the easiest home decor ideas?

The easiest home decor ideas are all about paint. Using adventurous, subtle or bold paint ideas to pick out accent colors, to tie open-plan spaces together and even to create a color thread from one room to another is a simple technique for boosting your home decor.

How can I decorate my home on a low budget?

Decorating a home on a budget is best done with paint. Paint tricks are, comparably, in expensive but can be seriously transformative. They needn’t just be used to paint walls; you can revamp furniture and even flooring with paint. For anyone looking for budget living room makeover ideas, it’s worth knowing that even a small detail, such as a painted door frame, can boost your space, with very little spend.

50 Chic Home Décor Ideas That Fit Any and Every Design Style

Erin Williamson Design

Decorating a home can be an incredibly involved process—especially if you’re doing it from top to bottom. But, even sprucing up a spare corner can get stressful if you’re not sure where to begin. In moments like these, it pays to stock up on home décor inspiration. Because even if someone else’s space doesn’t look exactly like yours, you may end up with an idea worth trying in your home.

Ahead, we rounded up 50 home décor ideas worth stealing for your space. These ideas range from very involved to very DIY-friendly, and all of them are sure to turn your space into a statement-maker. 

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Mary Patton Design

One easy way to dress up your space? Turn your staples into statement-makers. Take an inventory of the furniture you need in your space and consider whether a more playful option could get the job done, like these colorful dining room chairs. 

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Whittney Parkinson Design

Wallpaper can make a striking addition to any space, but when used in large doses, it can look a little overwhelming. If you’re not a fan of maximalism, consider using bold wallpaper in a smaller space, like a powder room. Since the space is so small, your wallpaper is unlikely to feel loud or overwhelming. Plus, it’s a surefire way to turn your powder room into a show-stopper.

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Yael Weiss Interiors

If you’re looking for a way to dress up a bare corner, consider DIYing a reading nook. Most reading nooks require a mere few pieces—a lounge chair, a side table, and a lamp—so they’re incredibly easy to throw together. Plus, reading nooks don’t demand much space so you can easily sneak one into an otherwise-empty spot.

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Anne Sage

Cabinets tend to be a focal point in kitchens, bathrooms, and other storage-lined spaces, so consider giving yours a tune-up. A quick coat of paint can be a low-maintenance way to freshen up your cabinets and transform your space.

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Becca Interiors

Sometimes, redecorating your home doesn’t require any furniture or décor at all. Instead, you can give one of your walls a makeover by covering it in paint, tiles, or some other striking material.

Accent walls can look great, whether they’re small or sprawling, and you can use some thoughtfully placed décor to make sure yours fits in with the rest of your space.

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LeClair Decor

When decorating your space, try not to overlook your bathroom. Odds are, you spend a fair amount of time in there, and since the room is small, it should be easy to transform. Snag a few bathroom accessories like a bath stool, a basket, some plants or candles, and watch as your space goes from low-key to luxe.

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White Sands

Kitchen floors tend to be cold, hard, and sleek, which can make cooking a little tough on your toes. Consider warming up your space with a rug. A plush rug can lend function and form to your space in equal measure. Plus, there are tons of machine-washable options out there so you shouldn’t have to worry about spills and stains.

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Ashley Montgomery Design

Many homes are filled with sleek furniture, and while this furniture is incredibly pretty, it isn’t always fun to sit on. If there’s a spot in your home that could use a little warmth, consider bringing in some fluffy blankets and pillows. These pieces may seem out of place in an office or dining room. but once you add them, you’ll never look back.

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Arbor & Co.

Headboards are a popular way to dress up your bedroom, but they’re not the only option on offer. Decorating the wall behind your bed can be a great way to add color, texture, or general statement-making appeal to your space.

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Katie Martinez Design

Art is the cherry on top of any well-decorated space, and it doesn’t just belong in your living room. Sneaking art into less obvious spots, like your bathroom, can bring your home together, making it feel more thoughtfully decorated and of course, more special.

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Sarah Fultz Interiors

Doors rarely get the same love that our windows, walls, and floors do, so before purchasing a new piece of home décor, consider whether the items that are built-in to your space need a makeover. Giving your door a new coat of paint or some fresh hardware could be all you need to dress up your space.

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Pure Salt Interiors

Hanging a chandelier is a surefire way to transform a room. Living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms are obvious picks, but bathrooms can really benefit from luxe lighting. And really, who doesn’t want to bathe underneath an elegant chandelier?

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Blue Copper Design

If a room is low on windows, consider bringing in a full-length mirror to act as an extra window. By placing the mirror along a wall that’s near a couple of windows, you can multiply the light in your space while making that wall feel a little less bare.

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Tyler Karu

Many of us think to paint our kitchen cabinets, but your kitchen island could use a makeover too. In fact, it might need one more than your cabinets do. Give your island a little attention and cover it in a vibrant coat of paint.

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Pure Salt Interiors

Design isn’t just about making things look pretty. It’s about making your space feel more liveable, and that requires a balance of form and function. Look for ways to use items you already need as décor. Putting your prettiest pots on display is a great way to keep them at the ready—and to make your kitchen look more stylish, too.

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House Nine

Many of us accept the bathroom mirrors our homes came with, but we don’t have to. Switching out your mirror can be a great way to turn your bathroom into a show-stopper. Look for an option that’s striking, but practical—after all, you still want to be able to check your reflection whenever you need to.

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Julia Robbs

A quick coat of paint can change a space, and if you’re really looking to switch things up, consider committing to a bolder color. Of course, bold doesn’t have to mean vibrant—it could just as easily describe a shade that isn’t particularly popular or obvious.

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LeClair Decor

Make your home’s first impression a good one by dressing up your entryway. Look for bare walls, corners, and other spots that could use a little furniture or décor. Then, bring some in. Low-profile console tables and small mirrors can round out your space without demanding a ton of unnecessary space.

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Pure Salt Interiors

Accent walls typically exist in living rooms and dining rooms, but who’s to say you can’t put one in your shower? By lining one of your shower walls with brightly colored or boldly printed tiles, you can achieve the same effect and give your bathroom the love and attention it deserves.

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LeClair Decor

Lighting can change the way a room looks and feels, so don’t take your fixtures for granted. Take a good, hard look at your bedroom’s lighting set-up, and consider whether it could be improved.

Should you swap your ceiling light with a modern chandelier, or build in a couple of bedside sconces? Even a statement-making nightstand lamp can go a long way.

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Bespoke Only

Shelves can add order to any space, but depending on how you display them, they can also add visual appeal. Consider staggering yours to create a storage set-up that doubles as a statement-maker.

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Julian Porcino

Dining room chairs typically come in matching sets, but if you’d prefer something more dynamic, you can piece together a set of your own. Mix and match six completely different chairs. Or, combine two different sets, using one along the sides of your dining room table and accent chairs at the ends.

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Studio KT

Art may not be a must-have in every space, but it’s certainly a nice-to-have. Start stocking up on pieces you love and build out your collection over time.

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Maite Granda

Keep an eye out for spaces that are under-utilized and look for ways to make them work for you. Could you transform a wide window sill into a cozy bench? With a couple of thoughtfully placed cushions and pillows, you probably can.

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Reena Sotropa

Painting your cabinets isn’t the only way to give your kitchen a makeover. If you don’t mind exerting a little effort, you can craft a bold backsplash using a set of statement-making tiles.

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Jessica Nelson Design

Mantels are an obvious place to store décor, and mirrors are a classic thing to place there. The only problem? It can be hard to find a mirror that’s wide enough to suit your mantel. If you run into this common issue, consider placing your mirror in the center of your mantel and flanking its sides with other décor pieces .

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Katie Martinez Design

Your walls aren’t the only thing worth decorating. Look up and consider whether your ceiling could use a makeover, too.

A coat of paint or a couple of lighting fixtures could quickly transform the top half of your space. And if you don’t mind tackling something more involved, you can always line your ceiling with a textured material like wood paneling.

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Rikki Snyder

Looking for a place to store your favorite art? Consider hanging some in your kitchen. The choice is a little unconventional, sure, but that’s what makes it so statement-making. Plus, your kitchen could use some décor that’s not just your prettiest pots and pans.

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Erin Williamson Design

A rug is a great way to cozy up any space, and if you spring for a bold or vibrant option, it can also be a great way to dress up any space. If your living room is in need of a little color, bring a striking rug into the mix.

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Cathie Hong Interiors

When decorating your home, don’t stop at your interior. Take a look at your outdoor space, too. A little patio furniture and a few durable accessories can transform a porch, backyard, or balcony, giving you even more space to enjoy.

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Rikki Snyder

If you’re upgrading your home bit-by-bit, go where you’ve never decorated before. Take a peek under your staircase, and look for walls and corners that are completely empty. By maximizing these neglected spots, you can increase the efficiency of your home by a lot with very little effort.

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Katie Hodges Design

Bath mats offer an obvious way to cozy up your bathroom, but if your bathroom is pretty big, you might want to throw a rug in there too.

These pieces serve different purposes, as you don’t want to treat your rug like a towel. But, you should be able to find a cute rug that can handle the wear and tear of your bathroom.

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Katie Hodges Design

It can be tough to figure out what to do with a nonfunctional fireplace. But, with a little creativity, yours can quickly become a striking decorative accent. Consider filling your fireplace with books or plants, or pay homage to its roots and line it with firewood.

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Yael Weiss Interiors

Plants make a no-fail addition to any space, and if you own one that’s particularly lush or massive, consider making it the focal point of your space. Keep the rest of your décor clean, and let your plant be your statement-maker, or simply use your favorite plants as complements to your other décor.

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Mary Patton Design

One particularly bold way to transform your space? Line your stairs with statement-making upholstery. Hardwood stairs may look incredibly sleek, but upholstered stairs tend to feel pretty cozy. Plus, they’ll add some visual interest to your foyer.

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Michelle Boudreau Design

Lining your shelves with décor is a popular way to outfit them. But, if you want to take things a step further, you can also decorate the walls between your shelves—either with a vibrant coat of paint or a little printed wallpaper.

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Blue Copper Design

Tiles can make a striking addition to your floors and backsplashes, but those aren’t the only places worth putting them. With a little creativity, you can use tiles to transform any spot into a statement-maker—and your kitchen island could be a great place to start.

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Tyler Karu

Drawer pulls, doorknobs, and faucets put the finishing touches on any space. If you’re looking for a less obvious way to dress up a room, consider upgrading your hardware. Mix and match pieces from different eras, or commit to a palette and fill your space with it.

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Ashley Montgomery Design

Gallery walls are classic for a reason: they look great and make it easy to put your favorite art on display. So, don’t write them off just because you’ve seen them before. There’s a difference between often done and overdone, and your favorite pieces would probably look great in a gallery wall.

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Arbor & Co.

Kitchen tables tend to be pretty formulaic, but yours doesn’t have to be. By building a banquette, you can craft a dining nook that feels veritably restaurant-worthy—without breaking the bank.

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Becca Interiors

Pay attention to the smaller details in your space, like the trim lining your walls and windows. When given attention, these little motifs can have an outsized impact. You can even consider painting them instead of your walls.

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Julian Porcino

Your bathroom deserves as much love as any other room, and since it’s a small space, it’s pretty easy to upgrade from top to bottom. Start by switching out your lighting fixtures, then work your way down to your floors. Sprinkle in a few accessories, splurge on a brand-new tub, and bring the space together with some wall décor.

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Maite Granda

Conventional wisdom might suggest that you can only use one bold print in a space. But the truth is, you can typically get away with mixing and matching a few patterns—and throwing in a few bright colors too.

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Erin Williamson Design

Your floors can make a bold addition to your space if you let them. Spring for a statement-making rug, mix and match bold tiles, or commit to a sleek material like stained hardwoods or slick concrete.

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Jenn Pablo Studio

Not sure what to do with an empty corner? Pair a bold accent chair with a small side table, and watch the spot become a focal point in your space.

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Tyler Karu

Window sills look fine when left bare, but if you’re looking for an easy way to dress up your space, consider lining yours with a few of your favorite plants.

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House Nine

Searching for a budget-friendly way to transform your bedroom? Take a risk on a bold headboard. A headboard can completely change the way your bedroom looks without forcing you to invest in a full-blown renovation or splurge on a brand new bed.

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Sarah Fultz Interiors

Sometimes, you don’t need to buy new furniture—you just need to fix up what you already have. This could mean sanding, staining, and switching out hardware. Often, something as simple as a quick paint job can go a long way.

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Studio Peake

Bar carts offer a stylish way to store your favorite drinks. But, if you want to do something a little less expected, consider springing for a bar cabinet instead. Yours can be as simple or as statement-making as you want it to be, and since bar cabinets tend to be pretty spacious, you’ll have plenty of room to store all your stuff.

10 Chic Bar Cabinets For All Your Libation Needs

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Katie Hodges Design

Look for ways to enhance the inherent strengths of your space. Highlight a stained glass window, or draw attention to an exposed brick wall. Use what you already have as a starting point for new décor, and work your way out from there.

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types of materials, installation features and properties

Exterior decoration of the house is one of the key stages of construction, which not only creates the appearance of the building, but also ensures its durability. We figure out how to decorate the facade of the house

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The choice of finishing materials that are suitable for any type of facade is quite wide. Which one to prefer depends on the budget, the project of the house and personal preferences in decoration and design. We learned from experts what factors should be considered in the first place.

  • What is a facade and its types
  • Facade finishes and materials
  • Plaster
  • Wood
  • Panels
  • CSP and ALP
  • Natural stone
  • Brick
  • Siding
  • Porcelain stoneware
  • Metal panels
  • Liquid Stopper

What is a facade and its types

Facade – the front of the building. It can be made of different materials, most often brick, wood or concrete. According to the type of device and performance characteristics, facades are divided into two types: ventilated and non-ventilated.

Non-ventilated façade: finishing material is applied directly to the front side of the load-bearing wall with maximum adhesion (adhesion). As a rule, such a facade requires preparation for finishing work.

Ventilated (hinged) facade: This system maintains a special ventilation gap between the wall and the cladding material during installation. This ensures the circulation of air, which moves inside, from the bottom up. Insulation can be laid in the space between the wall and the cladding. Ventilated facades usually do not require special preparation before finishing work and are suitable for almost any building.

Facade decoration and materials

The main purpose of house cladding, along with creating an aesthetic appearance, is to protect walls from moisture, temperature extremes and mechanical damage. Materials for exterior decoration differ in manufacturing technology, profiles, color, texture and fastening methods. Depending on the type of facade, decorative elements are mounted on walls or on a remote frame.


Plaster is a rough and finish mortar for interior and exterior applications. It is applied both directly to the walls and to a pre-fixed layer of insulation. For better adhesion, the surface is primed and a special reinforcing mesh is mounted. Walls can be plastered manually or mechanically.

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This finish is suitable for facades made of bricks, foam blocks, gas blocks or concrete. Some types of plasters are applied to wooden surfaces and chipboard. The plaster is produced in the form of a dry mixture, which is diluted in the required proportions with water, and as a ready-made solution (usually sold in buckets).

There are several types of plasters, which differ in the type of binder:

  1. Cement . Cement-based dry mix to be diluted with water.
  2. Mineral . Based on the same cement, but with the addition of lime, stone chips and colored clay.
  3. Acrylic – based on synthetic resins.
  4. Silicate using water glass.
  5. Silicone . The main binder is natural silicone.

Thanks to additional plaster fillers, various patterns and textures can be created on the facade. To do this, manufacturers add quartz, marble chips, small gravel or mica to the mass. Depending on the type and fraction, Venetian plaster, “bark beetle”, “fur coat”, “lamb” or travertine imitation are obtained.

To improve the quality and durability of the plaster, antifungal or moisture-repellent modifiers, plasticizers and dyes may be included in its composition.


  • if the technology is followed, the coating can last up to 30 years;
  • steam capacity: the walls will “breathe”;
  • good heat and sound insulation properties.


  • work is carried out only in the warm season, avoid direct sunlight in hot weather, strong wind and rain;
  • plaster should be protected from rapid drying and freezing temperatures;
  • in case of violation of technology, cracks, peeling, fungus and mold can start.

Denis Izhutov , product manager of the Knauf company:

— The advantage of a plaster facade is ease of installation. The service life depends on the correct application, the class of plaster and other factors. Repair will depend on the nature of the damage. Both local and dismantling are possible.

A common version of plaster finishing and facade insulation is SFTK (facade heat-insulating composite system with external plaster layers) or “wet facade”. It consists of an adhesive layer, insulation (based on mineral wool or expanded polystyrene), plaster to create a protective reinforcing layer, primer, decorative plaster, as well as various fasteners and profiles. Not suitable for use on a SFTC tree. In case of damage to the system, both local repairs and major repairs with dismantling are possible.

How to choose the right plaster for indoor and outdoor use


Belongs to the class of environmentally friendly materials. With proper care, such a facade will last for decades, protect the house from weathering and create additional insulation. Most often, pine, spruce, cedar, oak or larch are used for outdoor work. Boards can be of different lengths, shapes and differ in the type of fastening. The materials allow the use of horizontal or vertical masonry, herringbone or with gaps.

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Clapboard . This is a cut board, the basis for which is a solid mass of wood, more often coniferous. Depending on the model and type (for example, euro), it differs in thickness, length and depth of fastening the thorn-groove. The lining is also divided according to the appearance of the profile. For example, a block house imitates a rounded timber, and an “American” has a beveled outer side.

Planken . Board planed on four sides, straight or beveled. Planken is made from both traditional woods and exotic ones – teak, merbau or abashi. The main difference from lining is in the type of fastening and the absence of tongue-and-groove joints. Installation is often done in a hidden way, such a board can be placed on the facade both end-to-end and with gaps.

Thermowood (thermomodified wood) is obtained by high temperature and hot steam treatment. The moisture content of such material does not exceed 4%, it does not contain hemicellulose – a nutrient medium for fungi, such wood absorbs moisture less and is almost not subject to swelling.


  • improves the thermal insulation of the house;
  • is resistant to mechanical damage;
  • easy installation, it is possible to lay a layer of insulation.


  • needs regular maintenance;
  • despite the existing fire and bioprotective impregnations, in the event of a violation of the technology, the tree is subject to decay and may catch fire;
  • some types of wood are very expensive.

Sergey Baturin, an expert in natural wood flooring and wall coverings, head of Ekzofloor:

— Wood species that are optimal in quality are those that grow in places with a harsh climate. A tree from the tropics also has strength and durability due to the presence of essential oils and antiseptics in the composition. If you choose ultra-resistant species – teak, kumaru, ipe or merbau – the facade will last up to 60 years, withstanding temperature extremes and humidity.

The most profitable finish is heat-treated wood. The technology of thermal modification with water vapor is carried out at high temperatures, with which almost all moisture comes out of the wood. As a result, the tree during operation does not change its linear size, experiences temperature changes, and has a high fire resistance class.


A wide range of façade materials characterized by ease and speed of installation.

Sandwich panel house

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Such panels differ:

  • according to the type of source material: cement, PVC, glass, wood and others;
  • by the presence of a layer of insulation;
  • appearance: stone, wood, brick, etc.

Here are some popular solutions.

Fiber cement panels . For 90% they consist of cement with the addition of cellulose or synthetic fibers that perform a reinforcing role. From the outside, fiber cement panels mimic various materials, such as brick or masonry.


  • strength and impact resistance;
  • relatively light weight;
  • tolerate temperature extremes well.


  • with prolonged contact with water, the cement in the composition begins to absorb moisture, this can lead to deformation.

Clinker panels (thermal panels) . Multi-layer material, consists of a decorative layer of clinker tiles and insulation – expanded polystyrene or polyurethane foam. Clinker panels are often used to insulate the basement.


  • high moisture resistance;
  • fast installation, mounting on a special adhesive composition is possible;
  • do not require special care.


  • need to prepare the facade and a flat surface;
  • in case of violation of technology, condensate may accumulate in the resulting gaps.

Sandwich panels . Consist of several layers: metal, insulation, vapor barrier and another layer of metal, wood or OSB. This option is suitable not only for cladding, but also for the rapid construction of walls.


  • fast mounting and dismounting;
  • the possibility of construction at any time of the year;
  • panel materials are not affected by fungus, mold.


  • vulnerability to mechanical damage;
  • require good sealing.

HPL-panels (High Pressure Laminate) are produced under the influence of a special press on several layers of decorative paper and pulp impregnated with thermosetting resins. During processing, all layers of paper are impregnated with resins, which takes the form of a monolithic slab. To protect against external atmospheric factors and mechanical damage, the surface is coated with an acrylic composition. HPL boards are usually large and weigh quite a lot.

Nodira Isamiddinova, Head of Research & Development Department at AKFA Group:

— HPL panels are light, non-flammable and scratch resistant. The disadvantages include a device for special trimming for their installation and a relatively high cost. In addition, a large area of ​​sheet panels creates a high wind load, which requires a strong attachment to the support subsystem.

Composite boards

Composite boards are another class of board materials used in construction and outdoor work, they serve as the basis for various finishing materials, are used in the installation of curtain walls and surface leveling.

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There are several types of such panels:

  • ACL – asbestos-cement sheets;
  • LSU – glass-magnesium sheet.
  • Depending on the type of slab, it can be used for fire protection of wooden structures, wall and partition cladding, as a base for roofing, etc. They can be finished with a finish, such as plaster or facing clinker tiles.

    Mikhail Bainov , product manager of Knauf:

    — Since these boards are heavy and dense, the duration of work with them increases: you need to cut the boards with a saw, pre-drill them for fixing. The materials have low frost resistance and do not allow creating a seamless surface. LSU, according to the latest European studies, when soaked becomes aggressive to the metal and releases unsafe substances.

    An alternative option in curtain wall systems (HFS), as in the case of external cladding of frame walls, can be cement boards – aquapanels. They allow you to create seamless surfaces due to low linear expansions, they are easy to process and cut. Any finishing coatings that can be applied on a mineral base are mounted on such plates.

    Natural stone

    One of the most spectacular, but also expensive ways of finishing the facade. Popular outdoor materials include slate, sandstone, quartzite, marble, and granite.

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    Natural stone is easily combined with other finishing materials, and thanks to different types of masonry, it can be formed into a unique pattern.


    • environmentally friendly material;
    • high resistance to sunlight, precipitation, temperature extremes and mold;
    • will last a long time.


    • some types of stone are very expensive;
    • installation process is time consuming and highly skilled;
    • natural stone cladding should be laid at the design stage of the façade and foundation.


    Another classic façade finish. A wide range of facing bricks differs in manufacturing technology, shape and texture.

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    Brick material :

    • ceramic: made of clay, followed by a firing procedure;
    • clinker: also made of clay, but of special refractory grades, due to which it is considered more durable;
    • hyper-pressed: based on cement-limestone mixture;
    • silicate: the main materials in the composition are quartz sand and lime.

    Brick shape : trapezoidal, wedge-shaped, chamfered, rectangular, etc.

    The texture of brick is changed by using different techniques:

    • shotcrete : application of mineral chips on the front surface of the brick. The size of the crumb can be different, sometimes a dye is added to it;
    • engobing : applying a thin layer of white or colored clay with mineral dyes to the brick surface;
    • glazing : covering the surface of the brick with a special glaze that gives a glossy effect. May be different colors.

    As a rule, brick facades are distinguished by their durability and high strength. The brick is resistant to UV radiation and temperature extremes, absorbs little moisture.

    The most obvious disadvantage is the heavy weight of the final structure, which requires design preparation and the construction of a reinforced foundation. Also, for laying bricks, highly qualified builders are required.


    Siding is the technology of cladding the facade with lath materials, which can be metal, cement, wood, vinyl or acrylic.

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    The last two types are most often found in the decoration of private houses.

    • Vinyl siding . The main component is polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Additionally, manufacturers add dyes and various modifiers to the composition to improve the characteristics of the material. Depending on the purpose, three types of material are distinguished: basement, wall and soffit for roofing.
    • Acrylic siding . A type of vinyl siding with a layer of acrylic applied to the surface that improves the strength of the panels and protects them from fading. According to the method of fastening, shape and possible textures, acrylic siding is similar to vinyl siding.

    Yana Gerasimova, head of the technical support service for the Pitched Roof and Canvas division of TECHNONICOL:

    — PVC siding does not need to be treated with bioprotective agents against decay, mold and pests, unlike wood paneling, which will also have to be painted and updated every four to five years. The lifespan of vinyl siding is about 50 years. Such surfaces can be operated at temperatures from -50 to +50 °C.

    Vinyl siding is not vandal resistant and will not withstand, for example, a hammer blow. But to accidental mechanical damage, like hitting the ball on the wall while playing football, it is quite resistant.

    Porcelain tile

    Porcelain tile is made from clay and quartz sand with the addition of other components and mineral dyes. The initial mixture is pressed under high pressure, and then sent for firing at temperatures above 1000 degrees.

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    Porcelain stoneware slabs come in different sizes and textures – polished, matt, sanded, with the effect of aging, etc.

    The main advantages of porcelain stoneware in the exterior of a house include high strength, resistance to various types of loads and safety from a fire point of view. Among the disadvantages is the impressive weight, which complicates the installation work. In addition, in the case of fastening to a curtain wall, additional reinforcement of the structure may be required.

    Metal panels

    Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP) — building cladding composite material. The panels consist of two pre-painted aluminum sheets 180 /210/250 / 400 microns thick, between which there is a middle layer – a polymer composition based on polyolefins.

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    House facade cladding panels are suitable not only for new buildings, but also for the finishing of old buildings, regardless of the material of the building. Used for facing buildings made of brick and concrete.

    Nodira Isamiddinova, Head of Research & Developmet Department at AKFA Group:

    — The advantages of such panels include ease of processing (allow you to create a variety of architectural forms), increased fire resistance, the ability to maintain the original appearance. Technical characteristics allow the ACP facade to withstand various natural and weather conditions.

    Weak maintainability can be noted among the shortcomings. In particular, to repair the facade or replace one panel, it will be necessary to disassemble the entire cassette. Another disadvantage is the high cost per square meter of products. The average service life of a facade made of composite panels is 25 years.

    Liquid stopper

    Relatively new technology and still rare in private housing construction. The composition of the sprayed material includes oak bark chips and acrylic binders with a dye.

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    This material is produced in dry form, to start work it must be diluted with water and mixed thoroughly. Liquid cork is applied in several layers mechanized under pressure using a cartridge gun.


    • can be applied to any surface shape;
    • high noise and heat insulation;
    • resistance to fungus, mold.


    • can only be applied at a certain temperature and humidity, in calm weather;
    • requires special equipment;
    • if the technology is violated, the layer may be uneven, streaks may form, and the material may peel off.

    Read also: Sandwich house: what you need to know about SIP panels before construction starts

    Turnkey house interior finishing

    The interior of a private house always reflects the individuality of the owners, their lifestyle, views on home comfort and family values. To create a holistic image, you need to think over the design concept and make sure that the interior decoration is combined with the design of the house outside.

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    Design and decoration of the house inside

    When decorating rooms inside, designers advise playing on the nuances, both in the implementation of a stylistic decision and in the selection of materials. And what do the interiors of houses and cottages created by professionals look like, and how much does a fashionable interior decoration cost, we will tell you using the example of a photo from our projects.

    Prices for interior design and decoration of the house

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    Development of a design project
    What is a design project and why is it necessary for a quality repair. Read more

    — ₽ per m²

    Draft cycle
    All works + materials + delivery and unloading. Walls, plaster, basic communications, screed. Preliminary cost estimate.

    — ₽ per m²

    Cleaning cycle
    Works + materials + plumbing + lighting + built-in furniture + doors, etc. Preliminary cost estimate

    — ₽ per m²

    Author’s and technical supervision
    Author’s supervision for the entire period of repair. Technical supervision and quality control – included in the cost of work.

    — ₽ per sq.m. -project.

    Popular styles in the decoration of a country house

    According to the statistics of our projects, the most popular styles of design and decoration of country houses and cottages today are the following.

    Modern style

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    Design and interior decoration of the house in a modern style

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    Living room with wood and marble finishes

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    Modern kitchen in a country house

    kitchen appliances – this is how the kitchen-living room of a private house looks like in a modern style. And the charm of a strict modern interior is added by finishing with natural wood veneer and marble with natural veins.


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    Suspended wood-burning fireplace in the neoclassical living room

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    Bedroom with neoclassical floral wallpaper

    Elegant neoclassic is a modern interpretation of timeless values. Light colors, exquisite stucco, mirrors, a bit of gold – aristocratic notes are felt in such an interior, and a family dinner turns into a social event.


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    Fireplace with natural stone cladding

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    Living room in the style of American classics with leather armchairs

    Respectable classics with country elements and traditional design techniques – an interesting option for decorating a wooden house. Brutal leather furniture and classic sofas with textile upholstery in a shade of unbleached linen look advantageous against the background of walls made of timber.


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    Photo of the living room of a wooden house in Provence style

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    Provencal kitchen with light furniture

    Soulful and filled with rustic charm, Provence style is ideal for interior decoration of a wooden house. It is enough to complement the ceiling with massive beams, integrate wrought iron lamps into the decor, pick up patinated classic furniture and suitable textiles, and the image of a truly cozy home will take shape.


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    Relaxation area in a cozy living room of a wooden house

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    Photo of a wooden cottage in the style of a chalet

    Natural wood, natural stone, a fireplace, a lot of textiles – chalet-style houses always look cozy both inside and out. Projects with large windows, vintage wood paneling and skins instead of carpets look especially advantageous. A chandelier with crystal pendants will add luxury to such an interior.


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    Photos of a bright modern kitchen-living room

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    Relaxation area with a light sofa

    Fashionable fusion style with elements of eco-minimalism is a real find for creative people. A complex mix of textures, integration of living and stabilized plants into the design, multi-level light, dominant white in the decoration, a lot of wood – it is pleasant and comfortable to live in such a space.

    Fashionable palette for decorating a private house

    Color trends in interior design for 2023 in decorating private houses are quite simple and democratic: environmental friendliness, naturalness, natural beauty.

    Beige monochrome

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    Beige living room in neoclassical style

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    Monochrome beige bedroom

    A cozy and laconic beige palette with warm coffee and chocolate shades is a good choice for any interior. It is distinguished by feminine elegance, allows you to play with the nuances of color and always looks noble.

    Sea and sand

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    Blue and beige tones in the interior of the kitchen-living room

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    Shades of the sea and sand in the kitchen-living room

    Blue and beige are a classic color combination and another fashionable color trend. A palette associated with shades of the sea and sand, sky and light wood creates an atmosphere of refreshing lightness in the house.

    Shades of gray

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    Living room of a country house in shades of gray

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    Modern living room in gray tones

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    Monochrome kitchen in shades of gray

    Warm shades of gray are a popular solution for the living room of a country house. This color scheme is suitable for both minimalism and neoclassicism. The gray palette can be complicated by using up to seven shades of this range in the interior, black or white details, light wood elements.

    Natural tones

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    Dining room of a country house made of timber

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    Photo of the kitchen-dining room with soft blue chairs

    Natural tones make it possible to create in a private house the very atmosphere for which people move to live outside the city. And you can bring additional value to the atmosphere with the help of antique items: upholstered chairs decorated with furniture nails, and a vintage showcase for dishes.

    Modern finishing techniques

    When choosing a finish for a country house, natural materials and time-tested decor are a priority.

    Dark and light marble

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    Photos of modern kitchen with marble floor and breakfast bar

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    Living room with dark marble floor

    Large-format marble tiles are an excellent choice for decorating a private house intended for permanent residence. A marble floor made of dark stone with a beautiful pattern looks respectable and fits well into modern style. A light finish visually expands the space, adding lightness to the interior.

    Wooden wall panels

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    Wooden wall panels in the entrance hall

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    Lounge area with large sofa and wood trim

    Large-format natural wood panels with a beautiful structure can be used to finish an accent wall or combined with other materials (decorative plaster, tiles, acrylic paint). The color of the panels is selected depending on the concept of the project. And to create a vintage effect, you should choose panels with brushing.

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    Recreation area with wooden finish

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    Illuminated natural wood panels

    Original 3D wooden panels resembling roofing shingles are the best way to create an original panel on an accent wall. And the built-in LED backlight will help to show the unusual relief of the finish and add a decorative effect to the wall.

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    Slatted and mirrored wall panels in the bedroom

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    Mini cabinet with slatted panels

    Natural wood slatted panels are the perfect finish when you want to add rhythm to your room design. They are easy to integrate into any modern space, and can be used to embed linear luminaires.

    Soft wall panels

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    Bedroom in the attic with a soft panel

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    Soft panels at the head of the bed

    Soft panels assembled from wall panels upholstered with fleecy textiles are a popular design technique often used in decorating bedrooms. Such a panel performs the function of a soft headboard and at the same time emphasizes zoning, indicating a sleeping place. And you can complicate such an original element by combining soft and wooden panels.

    Natural stone

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    Modern bedroom with natural stone decoration

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    Decorative panel at the head of the bed

    Large-format stone slabs with an expressive texture realistically imitate the rock, and with the right lighting, emphasizing their relief, they look quite ay tentatively. They are suitable for decorating an accent wall in any room, and work well in an ensemble with dark wood and textiles in shades of terracotta.

    Designer wallpaper

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    Relaxation area with a green sofa and photo wallpaper

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    Corner TV area with a decorative panel

    Wallpaper, photo wallpaper or fresco is a popular finish for an accent wall. With their help, you can beautifully decorate the space behind the sofa, zone the room or make an original decorative panel with a stucco frame.

    Interesting design ideas for home decoration

    Decorating private houses and cottages, Vira-ArtStroy designers offer customers interesting ideas and non-standard solutions to make the environment original.

    Track lighting systems

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    Corridor design with track lighting

    Modern track systems are perfect for illuminating spacious rooms in the public part of the house. In the hall, it is better to place the track along the perimeter, and a linear system with two types of lamps will ideally fit into the interior of the corridor: swivel spots and flat built-in models, complemented by matte diffusers.


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    Photo of a recreation area with a fireplace and phytomodules

    Phytomodules with live plants or stabilized moss, as in the photo, enliven the interior and emphasize closeness to nature. And if possible, a green corner can be arranged in the format of a winter garden on a closed veranda or under the stairs leading to the second floor.

    Urban neon

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    Fashionable neon lamp in the format of an inscription

    Modern youth interior is a suitable setting for such an unusual decor as neon. A lamp in the form of a motivating inscription will instantly add an urban touch to the atmosphere.

    Edison lamps

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    Bar counter with designer pendants

    Light vintage charm can be added even to ultra-modern interiors. To do this, it is enough to use spectacular Edison lamps in hanging flasks to illuminate the bar counter.

    Do I need a design project for finishing a private house?

    If you plan to carry out large-scale work on finishing a private house, a design project is a must. It will help:

    • choose the best planning solution and color scheme, taking into account the wishes of the owners and the technical parameters of the object;
    • decide on finishing materials and a set of necessary equipment;
    • accurately calculate the cost of materials and work, prepare a detailed estimate and optimize the budget;
    • evaluate the aesthetics and convenience of the future interior even before the start of the repair (3D visualizations prepared by the authors of the project will help to do this).

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    How to get a design project for free?

    In the company “Vira-ArtStroy” a design project can be received as a gift when ordering turnkey interior finishing of a house.