Don't think 'matchy matchy.' Fill your space with items you truly love and tie them together with color or a specific style.
Bring On the Color
Add colorful rugs, art and other accessories for an instant pop of fabulousness. Also, plants can make a dead space feel alive again.
Have Go-To Accessories
Art and books are my go-to accessories. They are an easy way to inject your personality into a space and really bring the design to the next level.
These days, there are too many design tricks and DIYs to blame a bland space entirely on a lack of money -- so take a risk and make some changes!
Add Family Photos
Family photos really help to breath life into a space. Don't look for the picture perfect photos, because often the best photos are the candid ones. I have the silliest shots up on my walls with my son, and I get a great big smile every time that I walk past them.
Decorate with Meaning
Meaningful, taste-specific accessories instantly make a space feel more personal. Anything with a strong point of view will delight people and give them a sense of who lives there.
Layer in Unexpected Ways
Layering on pattern and color is stylistically what my design is known for. Having been influenced by so many various cultures over the course of my career, I enjoy mixing and adding these layers in unexpected ways.
Create a Gallery
If you are nervous about having large artwork, then go big with a gallery wall and fill a wall with photos. Either go all color or all black and white -- don't mix the two.
Get Your Greens
Plants and flowers are key essentials to all homes. They really help spaces come alive.
Accent One Wall
Try an accent wall and a mix of colors in your accent pillows. You will love how much energy it will bring to the room.
Skip the Canned Look
Don't feel pressured to buy a 'canned' look all out of one store. I believe that if you buy a bunch of things you like, they will all work well together because they have your personality as a common thread.