Every home should be different, expressing the individuality and personality of the owner in its own way. This doesn’t mean that home décor style guides aren’t necessary – that’s the point! Style guides are guidelines, and everyone can personalize them. Your space should reflect your fashion sense, so there are 10 things every design lover should have in their home!

1. Warm colors and natural tones

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Your home should gravitate toward neutral-color clothes with lots of texture: choose a simple, neutral base with interesting add-ons, warm and natural tones like beige, greige and grey color scales, that will give a dash of style and sophistication to your home.

2. Fashion illustrations

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Adorn your walls along with some fashion illustrations: find your favorite illustrator and print a copy to decorate your apartment. You don’t know nothing about fashion illustration? You should! Paperfashion, Caroline Andrieu, Anna kiper, Autumn Whitehurst… the list is endless.

3. Patterns

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Patterns will give a touch of style to your home, for that reason a neutral base is fundamental! Choose iconic patterns for pillows, china plates and Persian rugs.

4. Photography Books

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Expose your best books on your library -photography books are sophisticated! Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Annie Leibovitz, Brassaï, Jay Maisel, Richard Avedon and your favorite photographer names will give a touch of culture to your living room.

5. Knit Décor

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Knitted object like blanket, frames and pillars will make your house warmer.

6. A piece of art

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“Start collecting when you’re young -it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, it just has to speak to you!” -Nickey Kehoe

7. A designer bookshelf

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The bookshelf can be an inspirational place to display everything that’s uniquely you -like the books of your favorite photographers! ;)

8. Matching Towels

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A set of towels is perfect to make your guests feels at home. Choose warm colors and soft textures, and your towels will make the difference.

9. A plant

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“Even if you’re in rental, a plant will make your home feel more permanent” says designer Grant K. Gibson, who recommends choosing something tall and substantial over many smaller houseplants.

10. A favorite fragrance

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“A beautiful Candle adds scent and personality to a room” says Gibson. Choose a fragrance you love, like vanilla or sandal, and use it to add scent to your house.

Author: Sonia Piarulli
Sources: Vogue, Elle Décor

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