Decorate Like a Designer: 7 Secrets of Home Stylists

I am always amazed by how one or two well-placed items can make such a huge impact in a space. My favorite part of decorating is rearranging rooms until they feel just right. I believe for most celebrity designers and stylists, that is part of the process. Of course, for them, years of room makeovers has taught them what works and what doesn’t. I spent some time last weekend searching for what experienced home stylist experts have to say about that and found some interesting points. Use these tricks to decorate like the designers do!

“Use airy furniture in cramped spaces to make it feel bigger.”

Agreed! Overstuffed, heavy furniture will make any space feel smaller.

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“Use your possessions to tell a story.”

What we choose to have on display in our homes really does say a lot about who we are. Decorate with what you love, not what’s in right now,  to tell your story.

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“Make the most of natural light.”

Maximize the natural light in your space by keeping the area in front of the windows open and uncluttered. For even more impact, use mirrors to reflect the light from those windows.

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“Texture is your BFF.”

So true, especially if you choose to decorate with a monochromatic color scheme.

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“Forget the rules.”

Do what feels right for you. How boring it would be if we all do everything the same way!

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“Create the illusion of organization.”

Use baskets, trays or side tables with drawers. Or hide things in plain sight and make it part of the decor.

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“Have fun with color.”

Whether in small accents or bold statements!

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Do you have any home styling secrets of your own to share?

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  1. You have a lovely way of decorating….warm, light, comfortable yet elegant. I don’t know where you live, but could you recommend someone to help me in Lexington,ky? I’m new there and don’t know whom to call! Thank you, jay

    1. Thank you Jay. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone in KY. However, I was thinking about offering online designs. If this is something you might be interested in, drop me a quick line via this form:

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