Never before have we cared about the visual appearance of our living spaces as much as we do today. In addition to being practical or necessary, being ‘Instagram-worthy’ is often high on one’s list when choosing the décor for their home.
And fair enough – the number of people making an income via Instagram is continuously growing, new aspiring interior bloggers are starting every day and even many of us ordinary millennials love to make our home pretty and share it with our friends.
Whether you’re a full-time influencer or just enjoy having a picture-perfect place to call home, here are some easy and budget-friendly tips on how to make sure you’ll capture the essence of your home in an Instagrammable manner!
Giving up on your beloved items may not always be easy, but it can be more liberating than you ever guessed. In fact, studies have shown that owning less may actually increase your happiness by bringing down the stress levels.
And what’s more, your wallet will certainly love this one! Maybe even sell or donate your furniture and someone might just find their new favourite piece of décor – win-win-win!
To get you started, read our useful decluttering tips for your home, room by room!
Organise and Hide
Of course, you’re not going to get rid of everything, so what to do with the rest? We say organise and hide! Out of sight, out of mind certainly applies here. And whatever doesn’t fit into the cupboards and drawers, why not make it look nice?
Organising can be done in many ways, but some good tips include installing shelves on the walls, which can also save you some floor space, or arranging things into cute little jars, bottles and containers. Use your imagination and find a way that best works for your home!
Get Some Plant Babies
A sure-fire way to bring your home (and photos) to life is stacking up on some fresh greenery! Luscious plants can spruce up the room in a way that nothing else can. To get started with houseplants, check out our beginner’s guide!
If you’re not quite sure which one to pick, find your new green baby on our list of the best indoor plants or if you already know watering is something that might slip out of your mind every now and then, we also have a list for lazy plant parents!
It’s All in the Details
If a full renovation doesn’t fit in the budget, focus on the easier (and cheaper) options that can make a world of a difference, such as beautiful fabrics and surprising textures to mix things up.
For a cosy bedroom look, think luxe bedding, colourful cushions or a woven rug, or make your bathroom a full spa experience with some candles, aesthetic cosmetic products and maybe that new plant baby!
Natural light is your best friend when doing a photoshoot, but warm lights can also create an alluring ambience – maybe some LED light strips around the room, or swap the bright and cold overhead lighting to an adorable DIY lamp collection? The ceiling is the limit!
You Do You
Whatever you do, don’t take it too seriously. This is your home, your sanctuary, and at the end of the day, the only person it has to please is you. Stay true to your style and have fun when designing the interiors of your house.
A sterile house is not interesting, we want to see that someone actually lives there! So, stick your favourite art pieces on the wall, get your cherished souvenirs on display, hang your prettiest dresses on the clothing rack and enjoy your own little slice of heaven!