Interior

Secrets Your Interior Designer Wants You to Know


Hiring an interior designer can bring wonderful change to your home. However, they can be a bit pricey and hard to justify if you are working on a budget. Luckily, interior design doesn’t have to be hard, it just takes some creativity and thinking out of the box. If you want to hire an interior designer but cannot, no worries as here are some design secrets that will make your home pop.

Picking the right paint

In most rooms, paint is the foundation of the entire decor. You’ll want to choose the best quality paint to ensure your room looks fresh and current, long after you are done decorating. However, this is easier said than done as your paint is dependent on the lighting in your home. A color you may think is bright can come off dull in a badly lit room, and a light color can wash out an entire room if the lighting tends to be too bright. Prevent this by painting a few swatches on the wall and see how it looks with the space and how it reacts to the lighting.

Setting a budget can make things easier

It is easy to go overboard when it comes to interior design, and while you may not want to, setting a budget can actually help you make decisions. If you set a monetary amount before you even start thinking of ideas, it will help keep you stay focused and resist costly impulse purchases.

Keep photos of your family out of the bedroom

Family photos are a great addition to your decor, and there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. However, a ton of family photos can seem too cluttered in a room that is meant to be as serene as your bedroom. Keep your photos to landscape or modern art scenes, even invest in canvas prints to do so, and you’ll feel more relaxed the minute you walk into your room.

Go bigger

Bigger is always better when it comes tointerior design. An easy way to pack a punch is to think big when it comes to key details in your room, such as a couch, an area rug, an overstuffed chair, or even a painting. Bigger items tend to feel much more cozy, whereas having a bunch of smaller items can create a look of clutter.

Look at the color wheel for inspiration

Need help matching colors in a room? Look to the color wheel for some inspiration, and pair colors that are opposite of each other. For example, a deep blue looks great with burnt orange, a purple can be enhanced with a touch of yellow, and green and pink pair wonderfully. Just be careful not to do this too much in one room; if you are picking a color scheme, only use shades of two colors (i.e blue and orange) paired with a neutral such as cream and nothing else.

The rule of threes

Grouping items in threes is a secret many interior designers use as a way to add movement across a room. This magic number works when it comes to adding cushions to a couch, books to a coffee table, vases in a room’s corner, or pictures on the wall. You can even use this tip when it comes to adding pops of color to a space — adding three pops of the same color can bring an overall cohesive design to the room.

With these interior decorating tips and tricks in mind, you’ll be ready to revamp your entire house in no time, while saving money in the process.