How to Decorate, When You're a Design Omnivore

How to Decorate, When You're a Design Omnivore

Taryn Williford
Nov 1, 2015

Are you the type who gets totally flustered whenever you're asked to define your decor? I mean, how can you define a single style when you just seem to like a little bit of everything. When your tastes are unpredictable, there are a few ways to make sure your home stays just as fluid as your ever-changing style.

Start With Neutral, Classic Staples...

All of those things that are difficult or expensive to change up frequently–the sofa, bed frame, and anything that's built in or glued down–should be the vanilla base of your 31-flavors style menu.The accessories are where you introduce whatever's piqued your interest lately–try to acquire especially trendy pieces cheaply.

... Then Make Use of Some Quick-Change Secrets

Take advantage of those style secrets that let you change up your decor on a whim. No need to make any kind of commitment with these pieces–they're just looking for a good time.

Double Sided Pillow, Grida Studio/Etsy, $19.50
(Image credit: Grida Studio)

Double-Sided Pillows

Throw pillows with contrasting fabrics on each side let you change the look of the sofa or bed in about 10 seconds. If you can't find exactly what you need, consider sewing your own or having them custom made.

MOSSLANDA Picture Ledge, IKEA, $5.99-$9.99
(Image credit: IKEA)

Picture Ledges

Not that pulling one frame off the wall and hanging another is all that hard, but picture ledges make it all really, really simple. Hang a ledge behind the sofa or above the bed and enjoy the freedom to dress your walls on a whim.

Peonies Temporary Wallpaper, Chasing Paper, $35
(Image credit: Chasing Paper)

Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Temporary wallpaper is not just for renters anymore. You can enjoy your favorite wallpaper styles–I adore palm leaves right now–without committing to them forever more.

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