How to Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer

We all know one of those people or couples who seem to have a home that looks like it fell right out of a design magazine. You ask them where they get their inspiration or how they pull off such an appealing look, and they may not be able to give you a clear-cut answer. As the experts at House Beautiful say, “Choosing the best designs for your interior space can be a tricky decision. From furniture and wallpaper, to paint color and accessories, there are so many aspects to think about.”

That is probably why people who have a natural flair for design are unable to thoroughly explain how they achieve their looks. The good news is that we have a long list of tips and tricks that you can use to get those same results. Even better, we are going to explain how you can have interiors that look professionally designed, and yet still reflect your personal tastes and preferences.

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Before we learn how to decorate like a champ, we should focus on one major point, and that is having a useful resource for the many accents and elements needed to get a professional look. Sites like World Market are an excellent resource for those who want to accomplish great things with their interior design. Why is that the case? Well, to answer that means digging into those tips! So, without further ado…

  • Accessorize – One of the best ways to bring character into your space is to choose accessories that emphasize your style. As one expert said, think of accessories as your home’s jewelry and build a set of staples that include various trinkets and items. You can swap them out seasonally, or keep purchasing them to coordinate with your chosen style. For instance, you love a chic urban look with industrial lines and a palette of black, white and grey. Go with grey throws, black and white framed art, rustic and woven rugs in a black and white palette and so on.
  • Think Texture – Accessorizing is excellent, but remember to mix up the textures and materials. This develops the contrast and depth to your style. For instance, that chic urban space might have a lot of metallics. Go ahead and add a darkly painted wooden table and some glass or stone accents.
  • Stick with Color Schemes – Unless you are a doing a Bohemian themed space that uses a rainbow assortment of colors, try to select a primary palette of three colors. Then, use contrasting hues to make your spaces “pop”. The black and white palette can get a lot of zing from bold red, rich teal or other bright accents.
  • Think drama – To get the professional look, never underestimate the power of drama. Two chairs along a beautifully painted wall can be a real statement, a singularly stylish rug with pale and neutral furnishings can look amazing, and bold bursts of color in monochromatic settings all create that professional drama.
    With these simple tips, you can start to get that sort of enviably impressive interior that make others ask “how do you do it?”