When it comes to the world of home design and interior decorating, we've already listed out the top home designers to follow on Instagram. But what about the people that don't work as designers?
Many people look to celebrities for home decor tips and tricks, and Reese Witherspoon is one celebrity with a fantastic ability to turn a boring and drab room into a fantastic space for just about any activity. Witherspoon has appeared in many HGTV interviews, has a home with a very Southern charm, and she's done a lot of interviews about her own home decor. We've compiled three of her best tips for great home decor in this blog.
Witherspoon's home is a great example of someone going against the grain for home decor. For example, in her dining room, she doesn't hang up any pictures. She mentions in an interview with HGTV that by leaning pictures against the wall, the room is less formal and more relaxed. Your guests will feel more at ease in a less formal dining room, which will turn your dinner parties into fun events.
Another one of Witherspoon's decor tips is to utilize neutral colored drapes or curtains for your windows. Depending on the amount of light coming in through the window, you can use lighter or darker colors to enhance the feel or each room. For rooms with low light, use darker colors to make your room feel larger than it actually is. For rooms with more light, lighter-colored curtains can tie the entire room's color scheme together.
Need to coordinate your curtains with your wall color? This guide might help!
Southern hospitality comes naturally to the Oscar-winning actress. Witherspoon wants all her guests to feel welcome at her home and that starts with the front yard. Add bushes, small plants, and flowers to the front of your house. Make sure to give each plant its own space so it can reach its full potential, without having to fight for sun and water. Choose vegetation that represents your style and correlates with the décor inside your house. Carry that same style through to your backyard. Consider breaking it up into “rooms”, such as one for dining, playing, and gardening. Use outdoor rugs and decorative planters to make your backyard feel like an extension of your house.
Witherspoon’s houses, past and present, are stylishly decorated with neutral colors and natural textures. Keep colors neutral and you can mix and match textures to your heart’s content without fear of it looking too busy. Neutrals allow textural elements of a room to come to the forefront. Remember, neutral colors don’t have to be boring. Add in pops of color with throw pillows and accessories to create a fun and eclectic feeling.
Witherspoon’s goal is to create spaces that incorporate charm and comfort. Use her decorating tips to design your own fabulous house, inside and out. Then, shop for luxury home decor to complete your stylish rooms.