Like any kind of art, interior design is subjective. This can make it difficult to craft your own style, especially since home décor trends come and go so quickly. Many successful interior designers have a set of design guidelines they follow — but they are quick to point out that there are no actual rules. Regardless of the interior style you gravitate toward, the Internet can be a great source of inspiration. Read our four favorite design tips from top interior designers, as seen on Instagram.
“The art of design is in telling your own story and there’s no rule that says you can’t blend styles that you love.” – Joanna Gaines
Known for her signature farmhouse style, star of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” Joanna Gaines is comfortable blending different styles and techniques to create spaces that feel true to her clients.
“Shop at thrift stores, estate sales, antique stores, eBay and flea markets! You can often find the exact same pieces you’re looking for at retail stores in these places for much, much less.” – Layla Palmer
As one of the Internet’s original interior design bloggers, Layla Palmer is known for incorporating old, unique finds into her signature cottage designs.
“Every room needs a combination of vintage and new.” – Emily Henderson
With a love of both new and old styles, HGTV’s Emily Henderson has a knack for helping clients discover their own personal taste. Her perspective is simple: The best rooms combine vintage and new.
“Having a free spirit when you set your table. Old and new highly curated objects. Not too precious and being overwhelmed with soul.” – Kelly Wearstler
Known for her elegantly over-the-top designs, designer Kelly Wearstler encourages others to have a free spirit – especially when it comes to setting the table – and incorporating pieces with soul.