Our Instagram feeds are rich in inspiring photos of beautiful and cosy homes that give you a quick glimpse of their owners refined tastes. With such an abundance of inspiration, you cannot but wish to give your own home a makeover and join the vibrant Instagram community. In just a few easy steps, you can give the Instagram-inspired look to your home and start inspiring others.
1. Think minimalism
Instagram has no room for clutter, so get ready for artful minimalist designs. To make your photos Instagram-worthy, you need to free them of visual clutter, which means removing all the unnecessary items both out of the frame and your home. Just a few carefully arranged pieces in the background and an appealing focal point will create a stunning visual effect. Minimalism exudes effortless beauty, so it’s perfect for giving your home a simple yet authentic look.
2. Add colorful harmony
The color schemes of Instagram homes radiate with balance, which is why they are so pleasing to the eye. If your home features a neutral color scheme, introducing an occasional pop of vibrant hues will create an enticing, harmonious look. It doesn’t even have to be a bold color – a backdrop of pale and dark greys will gain a completely new dimension if you introduce pale, dusty pink. While a neutral backdrop will provide you with plenty of opportunities to experiment with colorful accents, dark walls can truly create the wow effect. Regardless of the choice you make, you should aim for a harmonious color palette of contrasting tones.
3. Green it up
While all the Instagram homes are unique in their own ways, they have all embraced nature, so you should, too! Bringing the outdoors in will help you liven up your space, as well as introduce Pantone’s color of the year – Greenery. Even a single plant can break the monochromaticity of a space and create an atmosphere of freshness. You can place a large plant in an empty corner or use a terrarium of succulents as a beautiful accent detail on your coffee table or by the bed. You won’t even have to stage that spot – a lovely photo is just a click away.
4. Embrace wooden elements
Wooden elements and materials can create an ambiance of coziness in your home by introducing soft, warm tones set against a neutral interior. Dark hardwood floors will stand perfectly in contrast with soft hues and white walls. A wicker chair covered with a throw blanket will inspire relaxation and comfort while wooden decorations in the kitchen can give it a vintage flair. Not only can wood bring warmth into your home, but it can also give it a natural, organic look that will always be welcome to Instagram.
5. Layer up your bed
There’s nothing cozier than Instagram beds. The secret? Layers of soft blankets, plush covers, and cozy throw pillows. Apart from covering your bed with layered materials, you can go with a lush fabric bed frame and make your bed Instagram-worthy. You can see beautiful examples of bed frames upholstered with lovely fabrics that add to the coziness of a bedroom.
6. Create a cozy nook
Your Instagram-inspired home won’t be complete without a cozy nook where you can curl up in a blanket with an animal friend. Whether it’s a corner by the window or space under the stairs, your comfy nook should be your own oasis for relaxation. You have plenty of different options, including vintage rocking chairs, foamy bean bags or lush chaise lounge covered with soft blankets and throw pillows with enticing patterns and colorful details. Make your nook pet-friendly with a cozy spot for your little buddy and you’ll have a haven that everybody will dream of!
7. Don’t forget the artwork
To give your Insta home the final touch, you should introduce inspiring artwork and personalize your space. From black-and-white photographs to abstract paintings, the artwork will truly elevate your home décor. In addition, you’ll be able to proudly display your stunning collections!
You don’t have to give your home a makeover to make it Instagram-worthy. With these creative ideas, you’ll have your home ready for a snapshot in no time.
About the author:
Chloe is an art historian and recreational ballet dancer. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take stunning photographs of beautiful places. She also enjoys learning and writing about home design, since she is crazy about aesthetics. She is a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator.
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