Interior Design for Dummies: Best Reference for Home Interior Decorating Ideas

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Do you want to create a perfect plan of home remodel but feel unskilled and less confident to do that? Do you want to re-plan better functioning rooms for living, playing, or working? Or, do you want to express your personal taste through your home interior decor choice? If ‘yes’, you’ve chosen the right reference or source for the real answers. Interior Design for Dummies is a published source that is created for people who are searching for the best ideas of home decor and all things related to home decorating, including how to decorate a new place, how to start decorating, etc. The point is Interior Design for Dummies contains the basics of home decorating plan starting from the beginning to the latest step of decorating. Well, here are tens of interior design ideas we can adopt from this popular guide book.

Always feel cozy when having a semi-open kitchen like this. You’ll feel the breeze while cooking or having breakfast in early morning. This moment, of course, can’t happen in other cook & dining spaces.

High style and modern retreat for exterior landscape. This built-in seat and a firepit provide a stylish and comfy spot for gathering, but probably it would be better if we use concrete base than woodboard like this. Everyone agree that concrete is more durable than woodboard.

A mid-sized ‘box’ – This is a trendy shed which is particularly designed for grilling or cooking. No more BBQ party in hot sun or rain.

Metallic ball light fixtures add a modern accent to this traditional dining room. Their copper color works well with grey and peach schemes.

This kitchen is designed in contemporary style and it exposes the clean lines, simplicity, practicality, and functionality. You can combine white and wood color as the basic scheme of room, but don’t forget to give an attractive accent color like green (applied on bar stools) to create a sharp & beautiful contrast.

Trigger your spirit on study by remodeling your study room into this unique design. A corner-placed freestanding table surely will help you to concentrate what you’re learning. Create a ‘escapism’ through creative wire-work, abstract painting, and small single shelf for displaying ornaments. They truly will miss your bore an instant.

It’s so unique! A private office in the middle of home garden. It’s a real box which is built from woodboard with black lines details. Its size is available for a cozy and quiet space for working. The room is equipped with full package of office tools like PC, table & chair, and many more.

A dream bed frame with canopy. The light fixtures and color choices are so gorgeous. They are simple but full of elegance. The exposed wood presents maximum warmth and nature.

An example of rustic staicase idea with modern touch. Old and shabby red bricks walls give rustic appeal after wood staircase. This means they complete each other. With different character, both are capable of emphasizing what rustic is.

Another inspiring staircase in contemporary style. The steps are lovable, and imagine that your steps are protected by stylish cable railings.

With soft-schemed seating, it must be fun to spend your free times here. Why not? This spot offers huge coziness and style. The interior is designed for a ‘winter-mode’ where you need warm and comfy place for relaxing and gathering with people you love. The fireplace feature and fluffy wool area rug are the warmers that effectively make your body and feet warm.

Make sure that you’ve chosen right furniture set for such large contemporary living room. L-shaped sectional with accent pillows is the best choice for accommodating your big numbers of guests. Loft-designed wooden coffee table seems perfect pair for the sectional. Get much larger by coloring this room in clean and light schemes.

How cool this island is! I bet you’ll enjoy cooking in such trendy modern kitchen. With unique shape of island, it gives special attractiveness, especially for guest coming to this breakfast nook. Its quartzite top brings this island glowing when illuminated by silver pendant light fixtures, and black bar stools always provide comfy and modern seating.

Feel peaceful while enjoying the natural view outside in such seating area. Only with built-in bench surfaced with simply black foam, you’ll feel lots of comfort as much as in luxurious and expensive lounge. Soft texture and tone (obviously seen in light wood use) are dominating here, giving a balanced look toward this modern bay window.

Crafts & arts living room concept with modern furniture and accessories. You can show the elegance of your living room in simplest way: just put unique arts on spots you like and furnish this room with practical sectional or couch that fits your interior. Remember, your main concept is arts & craft living room, so it would be better if you put the uniqueness of arts and craft interior pieces in more details.

Create great elegance with grey combined with white. The accent wall is the background for some wall arts. Grey sectional provides high style and comfort and creates a contrasting view just by adding your sectionals with white accent pillows. The tables, both the layered coffee table and side table, are designed in industrial style.

Simple yet modern white sectional which is accented by white & black decorative pillows must provide high level comfort and style. Wool area rug won’t let your feet discomfort due to cold black-laminated floors.

Grey interior scheme is also cool to apply. Complete your grey couches with recessed shelving units and a standard fireplace at the center. To add more a dramatic appeal, use stones for fireplace surround. Add a large pendant lamp for creating warm-lighted illumination.

Feel the beach’s breeze just by sitting in your favorite couch in such lovely front porch. The effect of dry brush at the ceilings is so lovely; it’s really matched with a coastal/ beach exterior concept.

Get more application of wood, no tile. The floors are successfully catching the eyes. There are two tones of wood colors that create unique & modern patterns. Modern furnishing pieces with pop colors are great idea to add the uniqueness in this living room.

This is a lovely living room with full of coziness and modernity. Look at the skylight and windows, both provide huge access for natural lights. White and wood colors also dominate this space, creating soft and clean interior look. Clean lines simply apply for each furnishing items.

Modern minimalist style living room – It offers simplicity with maximum use and style. You can play the colors for achieving a stylish and modern living room. Use bold color tones and combine them with neutral schemes like white and grey. The result must be amazing. You’re going to satisfy yourself for what you’ve done to your room.

Trendy and modern space for media room. Putting two-sided modern fireplace under TV set isn’t bad. By contrast, we’ll have a focal point that potentially ‘distracts’ our attention. The fireplace let us broadly wander to ¬†frontward space. Use un-finished concrete wall to surround this fire feature.

Open space living room in Moroccan style. This space exposes the openness, natural light, tuscan’s texture, and aesthetic. White is chosen as the main tone of color and it’s accented with grey color, and curved open windows become the most attractive ones as they clearly present Moroccan architectural style.

Play with colors and size for your small living room. It’s perfect to choose small-sized furniture set for a small living room, but remember, select the right colors for your interior and its furniture. It’s optional for using pop colors which are then combined with soft & neutral interior schemes (like grey in this room).

Clean and soft colors are dominating this space. Soft purple sofa and table become the most attractive pieces in this room. They’re softly contrasting to other colors. With patterns, this multicolored rug has beautifully broken the soft and clean look in this room.

Feel the breeze when the sliding glass doors are opened. This beach style living room lets us explore the natural view outside through this stylish glass paneling. The built-in shelving unit and furniture set are also lovely. They obviously give amounts of luxury and comfort.

An open concept living room with calming interior schemes. Both interior facade and furnishing items are so interesting. They complete each other, especially the scheme. Higher ceilings with skylights and exposed beams here show a mixture of modern and traditional style. This concept is really unique as we’ll see the modern style application accented with traditional appeal. The center table (tree trunk coffee table), in addition, is the repetition of traditional style used in this living room.

An enclosed living room with coastal theme. White and blue are the dominant colors and you can play with these two colors to your living room. It’s a smart idea if you complete your furniture with something natural like this crafted coffee table. Use its texture and design as the focal point. The result, the table will be the most striking piece among the white & blue furnishing items.

Actually it is a transformation of a bench into a cozy and stylish sofa slipcover. Just with simple stripes skirt and foam for back, the bench now becomes a sofa slipcover. You can adopt this idea for your bench under bay window.

Stones are easily found in this space. The limestone has covered the floors, giving natural look and distinctive texture when stepping on it. Another stone use can be found in the fireplace where we’ll find a stove set in the middle of fireplace area. Such idea is commonly applied on a modern rustic style.

Add earthy and neutral furniture to your formal living room to create little sense of natural warmth. If you want to make your living room little playful in color, combine this color with bolder pop color like navy blue. Make it as the finishing for small-sized items like accent pillows and other decorative items. The blue here acts like a focal point of room.

The fireplace surround and hanging light fixture are so stunning. They look old but cool in scheme and design. The furniture choice also presents semi rustic theme by exposing leather couch and industrial coffee table.

An eclectic dining room with sweet pink walls and beige vinyl floors. The color choice is too feminine, matched for you girls. You can add the neutral colors if you want to transform your room into a dining room with more less girly tones.

How cosmopolitan it is. This is an open concept dining room integrated with small modern cook space. I love the hanging light fixture. It has similar color and material to oval-shaped dining table. Like other common cosmopolitan rooms, each spot shows the uniqueness in color choice, design, texture, and even layout.

It’s simple; an artwork and vivid plant stand out a dining room. White porcelain floors and white walls seem to be a perfect background for the artwork, plant, and even the dining furniture set.

Make your small industrial kitchen much more minimalist with using just less decorative items. This idea is fully helpful to create larger and simpler cook space. Just add a set of dining furniture if you want to have a breakfast nook. Old and shabby walls sound horrible but it’s applicable for such idea because they are dramatic and artistic ‘wall art’.

Maximize your cook space just by completing it with small but cozy dining area. L-shaped dining bench plus some small chairs are smart choice for such room. Fortunately, this kind of spot can be a strategic space with double functions: as an eating and welcoming spot. To meet such condition, make sure that the room is always in clean and well-organized.

This great room remodel is so amazing. The room is facilitated by white end table, crystal stools, and bench which is integrated with recessed bookshelves. Take a look at the ceilings. They’re garnished by exposed beams and equipped with large skylight.

An inspiring entrance console with a pair of dark brown side tables. The table itself has unique details on its base, and a couple of accent pillows are added to give extra comfort in seating area. Decorative items like candles and artwork have been made in similar tone to the furniture.

Small but trendy. I love the lighting illuminating a freestanding desk. It’s so dramatic and decorative as well. The light is as warm as wood panel installed as table’s background. The shelves are simple but effective to accommodate books and small ornaments.

This is a new inspiration of vintage furniture and accessories. The interior items are so colorful. They create the warmth and coziness. Such colors also trigger us to be more active and ‘alive’. This is why colorful interior decor really fits active families’ homes.

Light blue sofa placed on top of modern patterned area rug. Both are in similar tone of color and they are paired with modern chrome center table. Gold-toned drapery gives elegance and beauty in its own way. Neutral beige walls, in addition, look much more ‘alive’ with some decorative frames.

Let’s focus on the barn door. It’s made from hardwood and has white finishing, and black (applied on sectional) gives an obvious accent in this pale room.

It can be said that there are several interesting items discovered in this small living room: unique artwork, textured vase, leather sofa, and turquoise accent pillows. This room will be nothing without these things.

This is actually a kitchen counter with a hidden dining table. This kind of furniture is really matched for a tiny house with tiny cooking and dining space. One of counter’s drawers can be pulled out to become a practical dining table. We can also use it as working table if needed.

With right layout and furniture choice, it won’t be hard to set the furniture up and get the best interior decorating idea. ¬†This small living room, for instance, has been furnished with L-shaped sofa and some pieces of tiny tables in which they help creating a larger space visual effect.

Maximize unused space in your living room for such reading corner. Add a colorful chair plus several side tables to provide a cozy seating area. Complete them with shelves for displaying your favorite books or ornamental pieces. You don’t have to fill every shelf space, let some shelves unfilled (in order to make it looks cleaner).

Shelves on top of seating area have been a direct focal point in which it’s capable of attracting people’s attention. They’re simple and installed as upper as the upper and lower unit, giving an attractive visual as well as effective space for displaying the frames and ornaments.

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