Quick Guide to 15 Stylish Yet Simple Nail Designs

Simple nail designs are so easy to duplicate at home. With the right colors and a few nail tools or everyday household items, you can easily pull off some of the most stylish nail designs!

With these easy nail designs, you’ll be the envy of all your friends! And won’t they be surprised when they find out you did them at home on your own?

You’ll love these cute nails designs we choose just for our faithful readers. All you need is your favorite colors, a few simple tools, a clear top coat and your imagination. Now get to work!

Check out these 15 simple nail designs you can do right at home!

Swirled Nail Art

  1. Apply your favorite base coat. Don’t let it dry.
  2. Paint one bold stripe in the middle of your nail with another polish.
  3. Mix them slightly together with a bobby pin.
  4. Gently apply the mixed colors to the surface of your nails and let dry.

Source: Sveta Sanders via Youtube

Lace Stamp Nail Art

  1. Paint your nails a pale shade such as taupe, nude, or a pale pastel.
  2. Paint the lace stamper with an iridescent or glittery shade of white.
  3. Stamp your nails with the lace design of your choice.
  4. Allow nails to dry completely.

Source: Marine LP via Youtube

Zig Zag Nail Art

  1. Paint your nails with a  base coat.
  2. Allow to dry.
  3. Use a brighter color to paint a zigzag line down your nails.
  4. For a more dramatic look, paint your nails tips with another color.

Source: HannahRoxNails via Youtube

Simple Doticure Art You Can Do In 5 Min


Source: Marinelp91 via Youtube

  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Apply baby pink base coat.
  3. Use white nail polish and different-sized dotting tools to create various-shaped dots on your nail.
  4. Use black nail polish and repeat the procedure.
  5. Use silver sparkly nail polish and repeat the pattern.
  6. Apply top coat.

Quick and Easy Stamping Nail Art


Source: Demelza’s World via Youtube

  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Apply liquid latex around your nail.
  3. Apply black nail polish to your stamping plate of choice.
  4. Press the stamp onto your nail.
  5. Add a black French tip to the top of your nail.
  6. Remove liquid latex and clean up the messes if any.
  7. Apply top coat.

Quick And Easy Heart Nail Art


Source: Nails By Jema via Youtube

  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Apply pale pink base coat.
  3. To create heart design, apply red nail polish to the corner of your nail in two lines, vertical and horizontal.
  4. Apply top coat.

Gingham Nail Art

  1. Paint your nails with the base color of your choice.
  2. Paint a section of scotch tape or nail tape with a 2nd color.
  3. Allow both to dry completely.
  4. Apply a clear top coat to seal.

Source: HannahRoxNails via Youtube

Negative Space Nail Art In Few Steps


Source: Roslion90 via Youtube

  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Apply black nail polish to all of your nails but middle one.
  3. Apply silver sparkly base to your middle fingernail.
  4. Use a Q-tip and nail polish remover to create a negative space heart shape on your nail.
  5. Apply top coat.

Stylish Chevron Nail Art in Simple Steps


Source: Gabby Morris via Youtube

  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Apply pale pink base coat.
  3. Form two chevron shapes with the help of thin sticker stripes.
  4. Cover the top of your nail with black nail polish.
  5. Add glittery nail polish to the bottom triangle of your nail.
  6. Remove the stickers.
  7. Apply top coat.

Multi-Color Ombre Fade

  1. Chose 2-5 colors.
  2. Paint the first color as a base coat.
  3. Allow to dry.
  4. Paint the remaining colors with a sponge.
  5. Rub the sponge gently on your nails, leaving a bit of the base color at the nail bed.
  6. Allow to dry.
  7. You can add a clear glitter top coat to seal and add some sparkle.

Source: MyGirlyNails via Youtube

Metallic Nail Art

  1. Apply your favorite color as a base coat.
  2. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Use a metallic gold or silver Sharpie marker to make some fun designs.
  4. Allow to dry.
  5. Apply a clear top coat to seal.
    *For some extra bling apply silver or gold gemstones to your artwork!

Source: Lancengi via Youtube

Newsprint Nail Art

  1. Paint your nails grey.
  2. Allow to dry.
  3. Soak your nails in rubbing alcohol for a few seconds.
  4. Place a newspaper print side down on your nails.
  5. Gently dab the paper onto your nails before removing.
  6. Give it few seconds to set before sealing with a clear top coat.

Source: Natasha Lee via Youtube

DIY Half Moon Nail Art with Vinyl Stencil


Source: Jenny Claire Fox via Youtube

  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Apply a gold metallic base coat.
  3. Place a reinforcement label on the bottom of your nail.
  4. Apply the purple base to the top of your nail.
  5. Remove the sticker.
  6. Apply top coat.

Perfect Dry Marble


Source: Beauty In Each Centimeter via Youtube

  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Apply white nail polish to the cellophane base.
  3. Add different-shaded blobs to the white decal in three rows until it dries out.
  4. Use a small dotting tool to mix the blobs, so that a design is created, do that before nail polishes dry out.
  5. App the decal on your nail.
  6. Remove all the unnecessary pieces.
  7. Apply top coat.

Rhinestone And Floral Nail Art

  1. Apply a pretty color as a base coat and allow to dry.
  2. Paint a floral design in a 2nd color and outline the flowers with rhinestones.
  3. Allow to dry completely.

Source: Olga Levchuk via Youtube

See how simple it is to do your own awesome nail art? Try one and tweak it a bit to match your personality. Or, mix and match different designs for a funky look that’s all your own! Your friends are sure to be impressed when they see your cool and creative simple nail designs.

Main photo by HannahRoxNails