Interior styling tips from Ilona Zieltjens
If you’re searching for a fresh & positive inspiration for interior styling - Ilona’s Instagram @mamoesjka_nl is the best place to start. Beautiful photos of her cosy, pastel home are great to look at if you feel like cheering yourself up. After only a few seconds of scrolling down her world of colors, you start to forget about your everyday concerns.
Go through them all & try them to make your home even more unique. Don't forget to share your results with us using #noomadesign
Tip 1: Don’t be afraid to change your interior
I love to use my home as a test lab! If I haven’t painted anything for a few weeks, the paint cans literally call out to me from the closet. Keep mixing accessories, redecorate furniture or change their location - simply enjoy being your own, everyday interior stylist. Don’t worry if you’re not satisfied with some of your rearrangements - only practice makes perfect
Tip 2: Keep things simple
I like fresh white canvas decorated with vintage design or handmade items, mostly in fresh or soft pastel colors. I’d much rather have one item that I really love than five things I just like. Don’t shop on impulse, always take your time before buying something for your home.
I like fresh white canvas decorated with vintage, design or handmade items, mostly in fresh or soft pastel colors.
Tip 3: Go crazy sometimes
My favorite piece of furniture is the vintage cupboard that my partner and I bought at a thrift store. I loved it from the first sight, but it seemed too expensive, given its bad condition.
At first, we decided not to get it, but after a while we started to have second thoughts and finally got back and buy it anyway. We gave the little cupboard some love with oil and wood paste and now I think it will last forever!
Tip 4: Hunt for treasures
I like to search the internet for new treasures. I look for both new and second-hand items and design pieces as well as less expensive finds. For me, it’s very important that they’re not things that everybody likes and buys.
I want stuff that is unique and available in a smaller scale. For that reason, I always search for small websites or designers that sell their own work. It’s so much more fun to purchase something in a small shop than from a big chain.
I look for both new and second-hand items and design pieces as well as less expensive finds.
Tip 5: Do things just your own way
I think that’s my best tip I can give anyone. Make the choices yourself. Fill your home with items you really love and that make you happy. These days you can find inspiration everywhere. I like to scroll through Instagram and see all kinds of interiors, but I have to stay true to myself.
Something I’ve learned over the years is to choose what makes you happy and don’t do what everyone else is already doing.