Top 5 interior design tips to upgrade any room in your home!

Are you tired of looking around your home, wishing it looked like it belonged in a magazine, only to be paralyzed by the thought of carrying out that daunting feat? Well, have no fear! Your home can achieve this aesthetic and all of the praises that go along with it, by following a few simple steps. I must warn you…this isn’t for the faint of heart. You must be willing to get very creative, shop with some reliable resources and install these elements. But, if you’re up for the task and are ready to embrace the designer in you, let’s go!

Decide on the feel you want the room to convey

Soft and serene…bold and exciting…mesmerizingly monochromatic. There are no rights or wrongs here.

Determine your room’s focal point

Fireplace, artwork, area rug, statue…what will it be? Typically, this is one main element, that can possibly be complemented by a second element. Much more than that, and the room loses a clear perspective.

Dovetail the secondary elements of the space to quietly complement this focal point. Choose upholstery coloration or geometry…choose case pieces (like tables or chests) with similar looks to the style or era of the focal piece.

Don’t settle for just paint

Surface treatments are the backdrop to the room that oftentimes brings the room to life! Wallpapers, fabrics, wood, stone, and tile are just a few substrates that adorn walls, floors, or ceilings to bring depth and dimension to a room.

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Drapery in proportion is key!

Ensure big windows are not all covered up or so dressed that they’re upstaging the areas you want to be “front and center”. Consider simplicity in the draperies when it comes to style and let your fabric or hardware be the “wow factor”.

Don the jewelry!!

Last but not least, your lamps, pillows and accessories are the “jewelry pieces” in a room and will punctuate it perfectly, much like when you accessorize your outfits. Have fun mixing metals, textures, and color to create your uniquely curated collection. Choose these items carefully and with meaning whenever possible as they will likely be key conversation pieces when visitors come to see your new accomplishment.

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