Today I have 30 tricks to decorate your home like an Interior Designer.
Not everything has to take a ton of time or a massive investment to make a huge impact. I've collected a list of 30 tips for everyone who enjoys decorating their home.
The first ten tips are about creating a strong foundation. They aren't hard and fast rules but more rough principles that serve as a guide to ensure the result is something you'll love.
The next ten tips are all about color. Color is a wonderful thing, break out of the beige blahs and add color to your home. Create a colorful, eye-catching display, quickly transform something with a coat of paint or celebrate the season by bringing natures beauty inside.
My last ten tips are simple upgrades. Little gifts to yourself and your home. Sometimes it's the small changes that make the biggest everyday difference.
Tricks to decorate your home like an Interior Designer: Foundation
Create an eye-catching focal point in each room; it could be a fireplace, headboard on your bed, large piece of artwork, or a prominent piece of furniture
Provide accent lighting in each room, never rely solely on harsh overhead lighting
Start with an inspiration and let it be your guide throughout the process of decorating a room
Group like things together to make impressive displays, scattered collections loose impact
Declutter your bookshelf and style the shelves with books and accessories
Hang your artwork by centering it at eye level
Resist overcrowding a room with too much furniture
Fill in any dark corners with additional light
Use a honed color palette
Choose a statement piece of furniture that you love for each room
Tricks to decorate your home like an Interior Designer: Color
Try an unexpected paint color in your powder room; there's no better place to try something a little bit outside of your comfort zone
Paint the blades of a ceiling fan
Paint your front door a color that makes you smile
Add a seasonal wreath to your front door
Coordinate the metal or wood used in a room to two or three shades in a large room
Add flowers or plants to your front door
Coordinate tabletop photo frames with a similar color or by what they are made from
Add a valance or drapes to soften and warm up your blinds or shutters
Replace a worn out kitchen mat with something in a fun pattern or color
Coordinate your house plant's pots
Add a cozy throw in a fun pop of color
Tricks to decorate your home like an Interior Designer: Upgrade
Change your throw pillows
Change your kitchen and bathroom towels
Use easy to remove decals to create a statement wall
Replace your aluminum screen door with an all glass storm door
Upgrade the hardware on your front door
Add a cool doorknocker
Give your house number some style
Change the style of your faucets
Put a frame around a frameless bathroom mirror
Go to a thrift store and find unexpected objects to accessorize with
I hope these tricks to decorate your home like an Interior Designer has sparked some ideas for you. If they have, let me know what you're thinking about doing in your home.