How to make your home look magazine ready

If you’re like us you probably love to relax with a cup of coffee and new magazines. Have you ever flipped through a home magazine and dreamed that your living spaces were worthy to be on those pages? There are many factors that go into making a room picture perfect, however there are elements that all those beautiful pictures have in common that you can apply to your home!

 

Rule of Three 

The rule of three is a widely known and used guideline in all forms of design. When things are arranged in odd numbers such as 3,5,7,9 it is visually more appealing than when things are grouped evenly with numbers like 2,4,6,8. When arranging the top of things like coffee table, side and accent tables, look for three items that compliment each other. This means taking into account size, proportion, color, and functionality. (For example if you want to put a small box on your living room coffee table be sure to get one large enough to house all your remotes that way it is functional and not just decorative.) You can see below how we executed the rule of three in a few projects.

Go Big or Go Home

All too often we see spaces look incomplete or lacking and not because of the amount of items in a room but rather because of size. When you use smaller elements such as vases, mirror, lamps, and art it can make a room seem underwhelming. A space needs a balance of proportion to feel whole and look like its ready for its close up. (Tip: when shopping always have a tape measure handy so you don’t choose something too large and overpowering. You want a nice balance) So don’t be afraid of large mirrors, and grand pendents. They are your friend and possibly the key to making your room feel whole.

 

Florals, Florals, Florals

Like jewelry completes an outfit, accessories complete a room. One of the most important accessories you can add is a natural element like a floral arrangement. We’re practical people, we know keeping  fresh flowers in your home 24/7 is unrealistic. Thats why we love to incorporate beautiful faux floral arrangements into our designs. The faux flowers look just as lovely as fresh flowers without the up keep. (Keep in mind not all faux arrangements out there are winners. Be choosy and find one that would make someone do a double take if you told them it was fake)

Books, Blankets, and Pillows Oh My

If you look closely at those perfected magazine images you will see numerous fluffed pillows, large strain out throws, and stacked books galore. These are the finishing touches that really complete your room. Like they say “its all about the details”. Make sure all of your pillows look full and have been chopped down the middle (Amber is beautifully demonstrating the “pillow chop” move below) Lay out a nice throw blanket on a chase or the end of a bed. This is a practical accessory because who doesn’t love to wrap up in a blanket. Lastly, don’t be afraid to stack and layer books. You can put a candle on top that will add height and interest to any table surface. (If you don’t want to buy a ton of books look at what you already have. Maybe you can take the book jacket off to reveal a pretty blank book underneath!!

Light those Candles

Candles are one of the oldest design features that we still use today. Many people light candles for their fragrances. But candles offer a-lot of design perks as well. They can set the mood for a room and offer ambient lighting. You can even get candles in unique decorated cans/jars that will add to your design. (Tip: Look for candles that are soy based. Soy based candles are much better for your allergies and they have a much longer burning life.)

Declutter

One main thing all magazine spaces have in common is: no clutter. What a dream I know right. With busy lives, jobs, kids, and pets it can seem impossible to keep the clutter hidden far far away (where we want it). One big step to making things appear more organized is hiding all tv and electronic cords. This can be done things like baseboard strips or you can even see about running your wires behind the wall so its like they’re not there at all. Another way to keep organized to to have plenty of storage for your stuff to go in. Ottomans that have storage are a great place to store unwanted shoes and toys lying around.

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Best of Houzz – 6 years running!!

A.Clore Interiors of Sanford, FL
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home
Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs
Sanford, FL, January 20, 2019 – A.Clore Interiors has won
“Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design.

Our firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users
that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling
and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and
Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz
community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on
Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose
images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to
excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every
metro area on Houzz.

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who
are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza
Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners
chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight
those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

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About A.Clore Interiors
A.Clore Interiors is a full-service, Florida licensed interior design firm specializing in luxury residential and commercial interiors.

With over a decade of experience in interior design, Amber Clore has trained and developed the strongest team in the interior business that will work with you in developing a basic design program and provide you with a high-quality design consultation experience.

At A.Clore Interiors, our main objective is to cater to each client’s design dreams then create unique spaces that express their individual style. #FL6200

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