Hollywood is awash in money and a quick flip through any high-end L.A design book will show you the kinds of audacious interior décor choices that kind of money can buy – but what they don’t tell you is that you don’t have to be rich to decorate like you’re famous.How do you do it? Just embrace your inner artist:Paint It
Yes, paint it, but paint it loud
. Whites and beiges bespeak modesty while bright, bold colors give off an air of confidence.Neutral colors are considered a safe bet; the kind of choice a person makes to appeal to the masses. Crazy tones, overlays and daring color combinations say: “I do what I want.”
Because eggshell white is for hospitals.Frame It
is not the province of the well-heeled alone. They may have cornered the market on well-known names, but have you ever seen a Rothko? Or an Albers? They’re fuzzy squares … that are worth millions.You can easily find something as daring as a few smudged geometric shapes to put in a frame. Tell the story of where you found it and – voila
– you’re a collector.
Timeless. And jammin'.Hang It
It’s all about hooks! You’ve probably heard this one before: If it’s hanging from a hook it looks chic
, bohemian and edgy … unless it’s an old rag. You can hang plants, art glass, globes, knots of rope, lights
, nautical ephemera – as long as someone under age 25 would describe it as vintage, even mistakenly, it’s gonna raise your décor profile.Light It
Decorative lighting comes in all shapes and sizes. Unique table lamps
with funky candle holders
and string lights are trendy ways to throw a little accent lighting into a corner or across the mantel.Candles too expensive, you say? Sometimes that’s true, but if you use these tips
to recycle them you can save money and still get the look.BONUS: Combo It
Paint it, frame it, hang it and then
light it – whatever "it" turns out to be – if you really want to showcase your artsy side.