Do you ever wish you had an interior designer’s eye for detail and color? Dream of creating a design that would look great in a home magazine? Well, we want to help make that dream a reality, as we’re offering 5 secrets to styling your home like an interior designer.
5 Secrets to Styling Your Home Like an Interior Designer
Every successful interior designer will have a box or file full of design inspirations, which will include everything from fabric swatches, paint chips and magazine articles of desirable go-to pieces of furniture. For example, the iconic Ghost chair has inspired many interior designers to embrace the innovative plastic lighting and furniture lines of Kartell within their designs, as they provide quality, color and creativity. Keep an eye out for these statement pieces that can be the focal point of your room, and inspire you to play with the color palette to complement your purchase, and create your own trend.
Learn About What You Love
Once you have found colors, details or patterns you love, ask yourself what it is about them that you love. Is it the intricate pattern, clean furniture shape or bold colors? This can help you decide on the type of room you want to create, so you can ensure each item fits your theme or brief when you go shopping.
Consider Your Space
Only fools rush in when it comes to interior design. Before you make a purchase, it’s essential you understand a space so you’ll know what you will use the room for and can identify the right-sized items. Remember, a room not only has to be beautiful, but it must also be practical, too. Don’t forget to consider how natural light enters a space, so you can decide where best to place your chosen paint colors on the walls.
Mix Up Your Home Style
Many people often believe the key to a beautiful home is to add new furniture and decorative accessories. However, it never hurts to blend vintage, retro pieces with new items, as it can add a little individuality to a space. For instance, an antique wardrobe could look picture perfect in a country-style bedroom, while a 1950s jukebox could become a much-loved focal point in a modern kitchen.
A Digital Design
It’s now possible to create a digital design of your interior to help you make an informed decision. Instead of relying solely on wallpaper swatches and paint charts, you can add the colors together to gain an insight into the finished result. However, always use a digital design with caution, as they may not always be true to the color or room’s size.
Add Some Texture
Interior designers understand the importance of texture within the home. Unfortunately, many homeowners tend to focus more on color or patterns. Take your style to new heights by adding different textures to a room. For instance, fluffy pillows can work wonderfully with plain cushions, while exposed brick can ideally contrast with a modern kitchen.
Create a beautiful home an interior designer would be proud of by carefully planning and executing your design decisions. Make an informed choice on every purchase, use your creativity and don’t be afraid of blend styles, textures and colors to create your dream home.