There are dozens of reasons why you should hire an interior designer. A professional interior designer will make your space amazing-looking. The space will reflect your personality and style, and it should function in a way that works with how you live your life.
But hiring a professional interior designer won’t be cost effective. So, the question is:
What if you could give a professional touch to your room without the help of an interior designer?
Today’s guest post by Ashley Lipman will give a quick overview on how you can make your home look like you hired a professional interior designer.
It can be really tricky when you’re trying to pick the ideal interior designs for your living space. Choosing the right colors, wallpaper, accessories, and furniture among other things is potentially a daunting project to say the least. If handled incorrectly, it will look like an amateur designed the interior of your home. To prevent this from happening, it’s best to focus on certain tips and tricks to overcome this potentially negative label.
As an example, most of us would prefer installing cabinets you can trust as opposed to paying top dollar to hire an interior designer. If you fall in this camp, your best bet is to trust your instincts, learn a thing or two about interior design, and use this knowledge and newfound expertise to design your home’s interior yourself.
With that said, let’s take a look at some powerful tips to help make your interior design dreams a reality.
Tip #1: Add Personality to Your Home with Accessories
The quickest and best way to make your interior look like it was designed with flair is to use home accessories to add personality to your living space. It may seem difficult to accomplish on the surface, but it’s going to be easier than you think.
For starters, let’s focus on creating beautiful “jewelry” for your home. Put together a group of staple pieces like vases and your favorite trinkets to use them to accessorize your home. The best part about these accessories is you can change them around, add newer and more expensive accessories when the time is right, or buy affordable options if you’re on a tight budget.
In the long run, these accessories will really add a great deal of pizazz to your home. Plus, it’ll seem like an interior designer went through your home with a fine toothed comb, which is ultimately what you’re after in the first place.
Tip #2: Use Websites and Magazines for Design Inspiration
Magazines and websites focused on interior design all have one thing in common: they spend massive amounts of time designing gorgeous and amazing home interiors to fill their websites and magazines with beautiful pictures. Guess what? You can look like an absolute pro by looking over these interior design magazines, websites, and photos, and borrow from them liberally when redesigning the inside of your home.
Why try to reinvent the wheel? There are so many beautiful ideas ready and available to you at the click of a mouse button or the turn of a page. So take time to gather together many of your favorite ideas and figure out which ones you like the most. Some design styles might clash with others that you like, so do your best to sort through them, choose the designs that make the most sense and fit in with your decor, and it will look like you hired a professional to design your home after borrowing from these designs and using their ideas to the best of your ability.
Tip #3: Add Flowers to Every Room in Your Home
This simple yet effective interior design strategy is absolutely amazing. When you look at newly redesigned bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens in pictures on the web or in your favorite magazines, you’ll notice that each and every one of them have beautiful floral arrangements on display. They add these arrangements because they help beautify the room and add an amazing finishing touch, so do the same and you’ll reap the wonderful benefits.
Tip #4: Use the Right Color Scheme
To make your interior design efforts look professional, you need to select the best color scheme and incorporate three shades or colors into the mix. This is how the experts use color, so you should too.
Choosing colors is never easy. It’s really personal. Your colors need create the ideal and most desirable moods in your home. If you get this wrong, your home will not only fail to inspire you and others, it will hurt your moods and kill you positive vibes and leave them dead in the water. We can’t have that, right?
By mixing three shades and colors, you’ll use the perfect formula to really make your interior pop. Pick one color for your walls, another for your chairs, couches, and other larger pieces, and a third for tchotchkes, throw pillows, blossoms and other smaller accessories.
So take as much time as you need to truly think over your colors. Only choose the ones that brighten your moods and provide the biggest inspiration. Otherwise you’ll be really unhappy with your choices.
Tip #5: Add Large Furniture Pieces That Make a Statement
During the interior design phase, most homeowners have a tendency of making the same mistake. They fail to add large furniture pieces that make big statements.
As an example of what not to do, homeowners tend to fill their rooms with pieces that feel more like clutter and confusion, including tables and chairs with stick legs, small accessories, and similar frail looking pieces. They should mix things up instead.
A better example would include filling a living room with a large and comfy sofa, two larger recliner/rocking chairs, and skirted club chairs will also do the trick. This will make the room appear more filled out and less cluttered all at the same time.
As you can see, you don’t have to go crazy and practically rip your hair out when redesigning the interior of your home. You can quickly and easily use the tips shared today and your home will look so stunning that your friends and family will swear that you hired an interior designer to make these gorgeous improvements.