Recreating Celebrity Homes on a Budget: Dakota Johnson’s Cozy Mid-Century Modern

Trista - October 9, 2020
Finding the balance between too much and not enough is difficult but looks good when you get it right. Credit: Architectural Digest YouTube

Be very careful when decorating with unique pieces; you don’t want to have a cluttered look.

She has managed the unique balance of having lots of little things all around her home without it seeming cluttered. There is a fine line between this, and you might have to try it out a few times before you get the look perfect. Add bits and pieces that you love to empty spaces like window sills and then sit with it for a few days. If it seems too much, take away one or two items and find a different spot for them in your home to refine the look. 

Instead of painting a small room white, go for deep colors and tones to make it feel like a warm space. Credit: Shutterstock.

Fight your instincts and don’t paint small areas white.

This breakfast nook area in Dakota’s Hollywood home is probably relatively small, but she hasn’t gone for the obvious choice of painting the area all-white to create the illusion of it seeming bigger than it is. Instead, she has chosen the dark wood walls to make it feel cozy and treehouse-like. The space is made to feel bigger with innovative features like the mirror on the wall and a small round table that perfectly fits the space. 

Consider the outside areas of your home that are visible from spaces inside your home as well. Credit: Architectural Digest YouTube

Don’t neglect the outdoor areas of your home.

Why is her home is the apex of style this year? It’s because she’s paid attention to all aspects of the house instead of just the inside. She has considered the outdoors too, and how this plays a role in home design. This actress’s house has all these beautiful large windows. Out of the entrance of her home, there is a lovely bamboo-like garden. 

Dakota has also been very successful in using soft and hard styles to reflect her personality. Credit: Architectural Digest YouTube

Mixing concrete woods and letting your yard grow around you naturally can strike a cozy balance.

In the back garden of the home, it has an incredibly romantic feeling to it and slightly overgrown. She’s used a mix of wooden and concrete furniture around the space to create even more welcoming spots. We hope this celebrity home has inspired you to start making your home feel cozier and moving away from the cookie-cutter look that everyone does these days. Allow your house to feel personal, and you will love it just as much as Dakota adores her lovely abode.