5 Interior Design Tricks From A Designer

Not sure how to start designing your home? We’re here to help! We know firsthand how hard it can be to know where to start and how to start designing your home’s interior. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our basic steps to making your house look the way it should! It’s a lot easier than you may think to design your own space, so start by following a few of our simple design tricks!

You can never go wrong with a white living room.

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White rooms have been all the rage for a while now, and I don’t see that trend ending any time soon.  White paint makes a room feel open, airy, and bright, while providing the perfect backdrop for whatever accent colors you choose.  And if your tastes change often, you won’t have to repaint to match your latest design choices.

Lighting can make or break your design.

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There is nothing worse than feeling like you are under interrogation lights. There are many ways to address this. Adding dimmers to your switches is relatively easy, and try to vary the heights of lighting in a room. You don’t want everything on the same plane. Use soft pink light bulbs for a flattering glow. In the next picture of this amazing kitchen, you will notice ceiling lights, pendant lights, and then task lighting under the range hood.

Add architectural interest to the space.

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There is no better way to elevate your room and increase the value of your home then by adding architectural details.  There are many ways to achieve this look.  Adding wainscoting, crown molding, or ceiling beams are some great examples.

Choose a variety of seating.

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No more matching sets!  If you already own a matched set, try repainting some of the pieces or moving pieces to another room.  For example, a night stand can be an end table in your family room.

Add greenery.

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Browse through home pictures, and you’ll be hard pressed to find one that does not contain some greenery or some fresh flowers.  Potted plants add softness, and flowers add life to a room.

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#FridayFavorites: Interior Design Styles – Bohemian

One interior design style that has been trending for quite sometime now is bohemian. It’s very fresh, fun, and creative. Bohemian style can really showcase personality in a home and can really bring some originality to a space. It’s usually tied to people who live very artistic and unconventional lives, but it’s really caught on as a design trend in the industry and has taken a huge spin on fashion as well.

Bohemian was a huge it in the 60s, but as time has gone on, we as designers and casual homeowners have put our own twist on it. We keep updating it to our liking, even reconstructing the name to “boho-chic” for some. So how do you get this look from the ground up? We’ll show you!

Foundation

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The flooring should have a very rustic sanded wood. A large part of this design style is layering colorful rugs, and this look tends to have the best effect on this type of wood. We also suggest white or light colored paint on the walls, because the furniture and decor tends to bring a lot of color to the room. Try to keep a simplistic foundation so you can show off individuality with a fun, bright couch or a busy tapestry on the wall.

Furniture

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Here, you can see your options are really pretty endless. For fabrics, you can choose loud patterns or muted (but still colorful) solids, and when it comes to tables, you can use an antique look or more modern wood patterns.

Decor

Get creative! Show off your artistry with your decor items! Drape a cool, unique throw over your accent chair. Pick a vibrant decorative tray for your coffee table or kitchen island. Create an unparalleled vignette with etched skulls, ombre vases, and natural outdoor items. Just have fun with your home decor and make it your own!

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