Hello! Today I thought I’d do a round-up of the best interior design tips I could find. These are 9 tricks you can never go wrong with.
“You’ll never get tired of a white living room.” – House Beautiful
White rooms have been 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, as mine do, you won’t have to repaint to match your latest design choices.
“The most versatile coffee table you will ever own is an ottoman.” -House Beautiful
I would like to add to this by saying the most versatile coffee table you will ever own is a storage ottoman. The possibilities are almost endless, extra seating, extra storage, use it as a footrest, or add a tray to use as a table.
“Lighting can make or break a design.” – Tonya Mickelson
OK, I should have listed this one first. 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. 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.
“Books add soul to a rooms design scheme.” –Vern Yip
What better way to warm up a room than with books?
“Use decorative mirrors to add instant light to your living space.”-unknown
This may be the oldest tip in the book, but for good reason. It works every time. Mirrors not only brighten a room, they also make it appear more spacious.
“Add architectural interest.”
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 examples.
“Choose mismatched seating.” –House Beautiful
No more matched 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.
“Pick your paint colors last.” –House Beautiful
With the endless options in paint colors, it is much easier to match your paint to your bedding, rugs and fabrics than vice versa.
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.
What is your best interior design tip/trick?