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8 Professional Decorating Secrets

Get the benefit of professional design with DIY home decor when you know the following eight decorating secrets of the pros. Number three may surprise you. 1. Small Things Make a Big Difference Sometimes the gentle light and the scent of a candle can transform a room instantly. Look for small elements, a child’s colorful homemade craft on a shelf, soft music in the background, a lovely throw on the sofa. Take your time to find the little things that add just the right touch to your room design. 2. Combine Style with Storage Clutter can ruin the most perfect home decor. Combining style with storage is the solution. Make your design choices work hard for you. One example: skip the traditional coffee table and feature an ottoman with built in hidden storage. A simple tray converts it from seating to surface in seconds.   3. Skip the Sofa For a well-designed living room, consider skipping the sofa. A collection of chairs, placed conversationally, can make for better design. Small or odd-sized rooms will especially benefit. Despite the tradition in design, there is no actual rule that says a sofa is necessary.   (Image Courtsesy of Kaplan Architects)      
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Get the benefit of professional design with DIY home decor when you know the following ten decorating secrets of the pros. Number three may surprise you.

Get the benefit of professional design with DIY home decor when you know the following eight decorating secrets of the pros. Number three may surprise you.

1. Small Things Make a Big Difference

Sometimes the gentle light and the scent of a candle can transform a room instantly. Look for small elements, a child’s colorful homemade craft on a shelf, soft music in the background, a lovely throw on the sofa. Take your time to find the little things that add just the right touch to your room design.

2. Combine Style with Storage

Clutter can ruin the most perfect home decor. Combining style with storage is the solution. Make your design choices work hard for you. One example: skip the traditional coffee table and feature an ottoman with built in hidden storage. A simple tray converts it from seating to surface in seconds.

 

3. Skip the Sofa

For a well-designed living room, consider skipping the sofa. A collection of chairs, placed conversationally, can make for better design. Small or odd-sized rooms will especially benefit. Despite the tradition in design, there is no actual rule that says a sofa is necessary.

 

(Image Courtsesy of Kaplan Architects)

 

 

 

4. Lighting Can Make a Big Difference

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of home design. Layer your lights. Make sure your room design includes direct light for tasks, ambient light for mood, and additional lights that feature import or favorite elements.

5. Bigger is Better

One decorating myth is that small rooms need small furniture. Take advantage of scale to make a small space look larger. A tall headboard on your bed, for example, will bring the eye up, make more of an impact in the bedroom, and give you the impression that the room is larger.

6. Soften a Corner

If you have a corner space in a large room that needs...something, consider a potted tree. It will soften a neglected corner and bring beauty to a room. 

 

7. Use Pillows in Home Decor

When it comes to freshening up your upholstery, it is all about the pillows. Using new textures and colors can change up a space in an easy and inexpensive way. Switch out the look for the seasons or the mood. Throw pillows should be a staple in DIY home design. From modern to traditional, the number of looks is endless. 

8. Make Your Room Larger

Use mirrors to make your room appear larger. A well-placed mirror can bring reflective light into the room as well as double the visual square footage. With a wide variety of sizes and styles, a mirror is an easy design element that should be included in every room. 

 

(Image Courtesy of Comfy Heaven Pillows and Decor) 

 

 

 

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