When it comes to designing the interior of your apartment, who better to turn to than the interior designers of the stars? If they are trusted to set the style of Hollywood A-listers like Cameron Diaz and Miranda Kerr, it’s pretty safe to say that their decorating advice should be taken seriously. Here are some of the best decorating tips from Hollywood’s finest celebrity designers:
Never Put Furniture Along the Perimeter
Ryan Korban, who has decorated spaces for Hollywood’s fashion elites like Alexander Wang, Jessica Stam and Natasha Poly, shared this interior design tip: Never put furniture along the perimeter of a room. It leaves an empty space in the middle of the room which lacks interest in traffic flow. Instead, work in the middle of a space.
Search Locally for Inspiration
Meg Ryan isn’t just an actress; she also dabbles in interior decorating. When designing her home, she looked to her local town for inspiration. Ryan went to an old vineyard house full of painted brick and cast iron in the kitchen. She took pictures and used that rustic theme in her own home. The perfect decor style for your apartment could be just around the corner.
Opt For a Variety of Finishes
Kelly Wearstler, interior designer extraordinaire, helped arrange Cameron Diaz’s Manhattan West Village apartment. When styling the living room, Wearstler opted for a variety of textures and finishes, from burnished metals to lustrous minerals like onyx, rose gold, silver, copper and malachite. Don’t be afraid to choose different textures and finishes that can really inject personality and life into a room.
Make Your Space Feel Like Home
You want your apartment to be a place in which you’re comfortable, one that really feels homey and welcoming. Nate Berkus, renowned celebrity home interior designer, suggested keeping important memories and stimulating decor on display. Hang photos from college in a beautiful vintage frame–they bring character to your apartment and offer a talking point to engage friends and visitors. Your space can still be beautiful and functional while having personality.
Use Small Accessories
Sometimes the smallest decorating tips can make the biggest difference. Eric Cohler, celebrated New York Home designer, explained that adding home accessories to any room will go a long way for those seeking a unique touch. A great lamp or nice looking chair is all you need to enhance the feel of your apartment without spending too much money.