30 Tricks to Decorate Your Home like an Interior Designer

30 tricks to decorate your home like an interior designer by susan rains design 1
 

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

  1. 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
  2. Provide accent lighting in each room, never rely solely on harsh overhead lighting
  3. Start with an inspiration and let it be your guide throughout the process of decorating a room 
  4. Group like things together to make impressive displays, scattered collections loose impact
  5. Declutter your bookshelf and style the shelves with books and accessories
  6. Hang your artwork by centering it at eye level
  7. Resist overcrowding a room with too much furniture
  8. Fill in any dark corners with additional light
  9. Use a honed color palette
  10. Choose a statement piece of furniture that you love for each room

Tricks to decorate your home like an Interior Designer: Color

  1. 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
  2. Paint the blades of a ceiling fan
  3. Paint your front door a color that makes you smile
  4. Add a seasonal wreath to your front door
  5. Coordinate the metal or wood used in a room to two or three shades in a large room
  6. Add flowers or plants to your front door
  7. Coordinate tabletop photo frames with a similar color or by what they are made from 
  8. Add a valance or drapes to soften and warm up your blinds or shutters
  9. Replace a worn out kitchen mat with something in a fun pattern or color
  10. Coordinate your house plant's pots
  11. Add a cozy throw in a fun pop of color 

Tricks to decorate your home like an Interior Designer: Upgrade

  1. Change your throw pillows
  2. Change your kitchen and bathroom towels
  3. Use easy to remove decals to create a statement wall
  4. Replace your aluminum screen door with an all glass storm door
  5. Upgrade the hardware on your front door
  6. Add a cool doorknocker 
  7. Give your house number some style
  8. Change the style of your faucets  
  9. Put a frame around a frameless bathroom mirror
  10. 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.

 

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 Decluttered shelves for beauty and substance.  (photo Bloglovin.com)

Decluttered shelves for beauty and substance.  (photo Bloglovin.com)

 Hang artwork at eye level (Photo Purewow.com)

Hang artwork at eye level (Photo Purewow.com)

 Statement pieces  (photo Alice Lane Home Collection)

Statement pieces  (photo Alice Lane Home Collection)

 Unexpected color in a powder room (photo Corian basins)

Unexpected color in a powder room (photo Corian basins)

Susan Rains

Susan Rains Design, 408 Spring Road, Havertown, PA, 19083