6 Interior Decorating Secrets to Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed

6 Interior Decorating Secrets to Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed

Want the look delivered by a posh interior designer but can’t afford to hire one? Many people dream of having a beautiful house that seems as though it came right out of a magazine. But you don’t need to hire a professional to get a winning look.

Here’s the inside scoop on six interior design ideas that will transform your home. People will ask you who your interior designer was — you decide whether you tell them the truth!

  1. Pick the Right Color Scheme

Color is a very personal interior decorating decision. What looks right to you may not work for another person. As long as you commit to your dream color and use two other shades to complement that tone for highlights, you’ll make a bold statement that brands the room as your own. Carry those accent colors through the room on throw pillows, furniture and paintings.

  1. Invest in High-Quality Furniture

The price tags on high-quality furniture may seem intimidating at first glance. But the truth is you’re better off investing in a well made, higher-priced piece that will stick around for 20 years than buying one at half price that has to be replaced in a few years due to wear and tear. High-quality furniture pays for itself over time, and it also looks great in any room of the house.

  1. Add Window Treatments

Dress up your windows with bold window treatments. You may want to try very long ones that come to the floor to give a room a dramatic flair. Hanging your curtain rods close to the ceiling, can also give the illusion of more vertical space.

  1. Change Your Lighting

The right lighting can set the mood in your house. It can even act as wall art. You can find beautiful, intricate lighting options that are both functional and fun. Try recessed lighting in one room and mix it up with a big chandelier in another.

  1. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

Set out table trays, pillows, knickknacks, bowls, shells and whatever else helps your home feel like your own. Modern interior design is about infusing your space with your personality through these small touches.

  1. Display Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers smell great, add ambience and give a house a fresh feel. Replace them often and enjoy their beauty.

If you want even more home design ideas, inquire about design services or custom staging at IFR. Interior design and décor is what we’re passionate about and we’d love to help you in transforming your home with comfort and style.

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