Star Power Decor
Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! We all know celebrities can be extravagant, but that doesn’t mean the average person can’t take a decor cue from the homes of the stars. While we may not be able (or willing) to spend a fortune, we can give our space an affordable star-powered update. Read on for some simple but stylish strategies for decorating like a celebrity this season.
Expert star-powered decor tips
The Decorating Diva asked Kim Salmela, home decor expert and designer for home furnishings brand Hotel Maison, about how to take your home from ho-hum to Hollywood-inspired. She gave us her take on giving your space a celeb-worthy facelift, on a budget.
Don't be afraid of drama
Many of us are tentative when it comes to decor and err on the side of caution when it comes to changing things. Don't be afraid to inject some pizzazz into your space, Salmela tells us. "Young starlets and rock stars push the limits when it comes to design," she says. "Celebs like to take a design style and maximize it."
As an example, she cites Nicky Hilton, who bought a vintage carved console from Salmela's store in Los Angeles that had been painted white, and added it to her home, which was almost entirely done in dramatic black and white. The eye-catching look made the pages of In Style magazine. "There was nothing safe about her style," Salmela says.