In this current Instagram era, home decor is as popular as ever, but maybe just a little more visible- correction A LOT more visible. It's no shock that people go to certain places to feed their feed with on trend photos, or grab a quick coffee amongst subway tiles and millennial pink by choice. This takes the idea of see and be seen to a whole new level. And when it comes to your own space, you too can add a few elements for IG friendly #ootd day posts.
Since we all can't live in a Palm Springs mid- century masterpiece of an airy Parisian apartment, we can however up our aesthetics in our own way. Here are a few of my discoveries.
Ikea Lamps - This $60 Ranarp floor lamp is one of my best design accomplishments. Yes I am being dramatic but it was such a find. They have a variety of great lamps but this series is one for the books. It comes in black, white, or nickel plated (silver) with gorgeous gold steel joints and striped cord.
Coffee Table Books - Gorgeous books can be a bit spendy but investing in a neat little stack is worth it. You can use them in a variety of ways not just on a book shelf. They look great layered on an ottoman or displayed to showcase other accents when used like a platform for a vase or lamp. Tashen published some of the best tomes in art, architecture, fashion, and pop culture.
Desenio Prints - I don't think gallery walls are going anywhere. Desenio has reasonably priced prints and posters in all styles and sizes. Making it a one stop shop for creating your gallery wall big or small.
Small Accents - Fur throws and small hide rugs add luxe texture and can be used in multiple rooms. Candles, vases, white ceramics, and your worldly possessions from travelling can be arranged in small vignettes on surfaces. The rule of three is best applied here and accompany your coffee table books perfectly. Try Anthroplogie for objects and other accents.
Fresh Flowers - Flowers add an organic element to your space. There is just something so thoughtful about keeping a seasonal vase of flowers in your favourite place.
A few Go- To's
IKEA for clean and modern- The love hate relationship with Ikea is leaning more towards love for most people these days as Scandi design continues to rule. My own IKEA hack is to simple go in person on a quiet day.
Restoration Hardware for inspiration- No one can resist the bible size Restoration Hardware catalogue and picture perfect room sets. Like who really lives in that monochromic world? Visit the store, visit the site, its full of inspiration that can be accomplished with the help of other wallet friendly stores.
Etsy for throw cushions- The online marketplace is great for decorative pillow coverings. There is an eye watering selection, and with pillows being standard sizes it makes it easy to make an online purchase. Plus shopping small and speaking to the maker directly is a nice touch.
Target for accents- For my American friends who might not have a Home Sense (my fav) and for my Canadian lovelies, it might be worth the trip across the border. Target has great accents like this fluffy stool and side tables.