Home decorating tips and tricks by interior professionals


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

Project: Uptown Residences

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

Project: Modern Classic Bungalow At Setia Alam, Selangor

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

Project: Seri Riana Residence

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

Project: Rafflesia Bungalow @ Damansara Perdana

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

Project: Broadway Sutera

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

Project: Taman Adda Height

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.

Read more: Give your home a fresh look with these 6 local furniture shops

8. Be inspired by local design ideas

Project: A Modern Tropical Mansion

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

Project: Green Residence Condo @ Cheras

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

Project: Bayu Villa Bungalow

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

Project: Waldorf Tower, Mont Kiara

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

Klaas Design & Build
Project: Modern Luxury Bungalow At Pekan, Pahang

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

Project: Luxury Classic Bungalow At Taman TAR. Interior Design And Build By Klaas.

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

Project: Datuk Tee’s 222 Penthouse @ Setapak

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

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