Tips to make it look like your home was designed by an interior designer

Having an interior designer is always a good idea to make a space look and feel great, but it's not always possible to make a reality. Here are some ways to make your home look like it's been touched by a professional

Story by: Edward Sloane, Sloane and Sons
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Instead of placing a couple of sofas in the living area, just opt for one stand out furnishing.

Whether at a show home or a home furnishing shop, we all have had moments where we have wished our own property had some of the magic that we see before us. After all, our own design choices don’t click compared to the style of an interior designer. But hiring an interior designer to update our own space is a no-go for most people. They can be costly and we often don’t have the budget to cover it. However, there are some ways you can create a home that will become the envy of your friends. Here are some tips to make it look like your home was designed by an interior designer.


Add some statement pieces

We are all guilty of adding one to many pieces to the rooms in our home. We see so many pieces of furniture that will look great in our home. So we add lots of small pieces which end up cluttering our rooms. Or we worry about storage so add lots of pieces to store all our stuff. The key to a well-styled home is just a couple of significant furniture items. Instead of placing a couple of sofas in the living area, just opt for one stand out furnishing. And in the bedroom, just go for a grand piece such as accent chairs. With one of these, they give a luxurious look and cosy feel to a room. Go for items that are larger in size and you will have a focal point in your room which will help it rise in the decorating ranks.

Get inspiration from magazines and websites

The best way you can boost the style of your home is by getting ideas from interior designers. After all, it can help you get inside the head of an interior designer by seeing the types of furniture and styles they use. It can get the creative juices flowing and give you ideas of how you can put a stamp of interior design magic in your home. The best thing you can do is to get inspiration from magazines. Look through some of the top names in the business and cut out pictures of styles that take your interest. You can also look online on sites like Pinterest to also collect images of styles that you love. You will soon spot similar styles you keep going for and then can use this to inspire your own home decorating.

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Find some pieces you love to hang around your home

Add pieces of art

Any well-designed area has significant pieces of art which brings an expensive feel to a home. Therefore, find some pieces you love to hang around your home. Whether you go for a similar theme or artist, make sure you place them well in your property. You don’t want something which is too big for a certain area as it will crowd the space. You can also make your own inexpensive artwork if you are feeling creative. A creative, unique piece will bring some character to the wall.

Go luxurious with accessories

While we make cutbacks with a lot of our home decorating ideas, you do need to put your hand in your pocket when it comes to accessories. After all, there is nothing more likely to put down the style of the room than cheap accessories. Cheap pillows and throw overs will instantly bring down the appeal. You want fluffy pillows made from a charming material. And the same goes for ornaments and photo frames you have dotted around your home. Go for good quality pieces which will bring character to your home.

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Traditional features such as antique chandeliers and mirror tiles add an elegant feeling to this kitchen.

Opt for older pieces

While good interior design brings a new and modern feel to a home, antiques are also a good way to give a touch of vintage charm to your property. Retro is definitely in when it comes to the interior design world. Therefore, don’t be afraid to add a couple of beautiful antique pieces to your home – they only get better with age. Therefore, get a timeless piece to bring some charm to your home.

Go for a combination of colours, patterns and materials

A lot of people think they should stick to a particular colour theme for their home. But if you look at creations by interior designers, you will find a combination of various colours, materials and patterns. They make bold choices which bring depth and contrast to a property. For instance, using reds alongside blues and green will help you to stand out. And materials such as metallics and wood will look fabulous together.

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May 10, 2019
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