How to find the right items for your interior: advice from @sosanne85

For Interior Interviews, I interview the founders of the most beautiful interior accounts. I ask them about their story, interior styling tips, sources of inspiration, and more. In this edition, I interview Sanne from @sosanne85. Her home is so well put together! It’s the perfect mix of different colors, patterns and materials. Sanne shares in the answers below how you can also find the right items for your home.

What do you like about having an interior account?

I started this account almost 10 years ago, but mainly in the creative field, not interior related. When we moved 3 years ago and started building our own house, my creativity faded a bit into the background. When the pandemic came, we couldn’t have many visitors. Such a shame, because we loved showing everyone the progress of the construction. Instead, I started posting on my Instagram account about the progress of the construction and later also what our house looked like. I got so many great reactions to this that I kept doing it. Moreover: our house is far from being finished, so there is always something new to show!

Colorful living room with light grey couch, hallway with black metal door

Nowadays there is so much choice in terms of interior items. How did you start decorating your home?

We moved into our house when the construction was just finished. We lived in a residential unit in the garden during the winter. Because of the cold, we went to live in the house without it being furnished yet. We then proceeded step by step: always adding a piece of furniture and then saving for something new. This is how our house has grown. It’s still not quite finished. For example, we are still missing chairs for the dining table, but we are waiting until we come across something that we are completely in love with.

How do you avoid bad buys?

We’re not really impulsive buyers. In any case, we always have to save for new stuff, so we always think carefully about what we buy. I am concerned with more sustainable living and do not like to throw things away. You will therefore not see me selling newly purchased items anytime soon.

Bedroom with brick wall, bathroom with pink wall, wooden drawers and bathtub

What’s your interior styling tip for beginners?

Create a mood board of a style that appeals to you. You can then see if everything fits together nicely. Let your interior grow. With every item you buy, think about what you’re missing and then look for something that makes your heart skip a beat.

Which interior accounts do you find inspiring?

I especially like colorful interiors, these are my favorites:

Plant with decoration, table with vase with flower, grey plates

Got inspired by Sanne’s styling tips? Follow her on Instagram @sosanne85 for more inspiration.

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