Whether you’re decorating or remodelling your home, you will need some guidance. Great design is in the details and in order to achieve your dream home, these guidelines will help you do just that.
These tips and tricks provided by industry professionals will help you design your dream space.
1. Balance high low elements
A room has better balances when you have both high-end and cost-saving décor and furniture pieces. It gives the room character and charm. If you decide to invest in an expensive sofa in the living room, then you can be a bit more experimental with your coffee table.
2. Bring the outdoors indoors
Adding plants into your home has proven to help improve overall health while providing fresher air. This is especially important if you live in the city!
3. Decorate your home in layers
Experts suggest that instead of trying to give your home a top to bottom overhaul, it’s best to just take your time with decorating. You can add new features and décor pieces over time and that will give the room an organic appeal.
4. Combine interior design styles
Don’t be afraid to mix designs styles to create one that best speaks to you. You can combine modern features with classic elements, or an industrial theme with rustic fixtures. The possibilities are boundless.
5. Embrace texture
When decorating your home, we suggest you include textures into your small space. Think wood, leather, wool, and even graphic patterns. Draw from your personal style to create a space that is both comfortable, bold and noteworthy
6. Comfort is key
One key detail to remember when decorating or remodelling your home is to prioritise comfort over style. You may love how a solid wood chair would look in your study room, but your back would not.
7. Shop for essentials in person
Shopping online may be the easiest, fastest and sometimes even the cheapest option when it comes to purchasing home goods but visiting the store is always better. It allows you to touch and feel the furniture and decor piece, allowing you to better visualise new additions for your home.
8. Be inspired by local design ideas
You don’t have to look far for inspiration. In a country that is rich in heritage and culture, look to fashion, architecture, and nature for inspiration!
9. Make way for changes
Design and décor don’t have to be rigid and permanent, you can allow your space to evolve with time. Your home should evolve with you.
10. Get artsy
As a homeowner, you’d want your space to feel personal and unique. Art has the ability to completely transform a room; adding character, charm, and elegance.
11. Invest where it matters
Rather than splurging on your entire home, renovate or decorate where it matters first. Invest more time, money, and effort in sections or rooms that are most used like the bedroom, bathroom, and living area.
12. Find an anchor
When decorating rooms, experts suggest that you anchor your décor and room design with one key item. For instance, with living rooms, its best to anchor your space around the couch or the television, then decorate or fill the room around those pieces.
13. Let the light guide you
Light plays an important role in the home, so it’s best to furnish and decorate around the way the room receives light. Be it natural light through a window or from a statement chandelier, the entire mood of a space can be dictated by how well-lit a room is.
14. Revisit the classics
When in doubt, always opt for classic and timeless designs. Trends come and go but classic designs will always remain stylish and chic.
15. Don’t throw what can be fixed
Never get rid of what isn’t broke, instead give it an upgrade! Upholster classic chairs and refurbish armoires to give your home a classic yet fresh look. Read this to see how you can upgrade secondhand furniture.
16. Go with the seasons
Allow your home to follow you through seasons by changing décor pieces all year round. This way, you will never get bored of your interior!
17. Mix and match
Don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture. Give your home a youthful and carefree vibe by opting for mismatched furniture or paint colour blocking your décor.
This article was originally published as Home Decorating Tips and Tricks by Interior Professionals by atap.co written by Lydia Lohshini