Easy tricks to decorate like a professional

Easy tricks to decorate like a professional

You don’t have to spend big bucks to decorate your home like a stylist would. You just have to add the right touches here and there to pull off a designer look. Use these easy tricks in your home to enhance your home’s style and fool guests into thinking you hired a professional decorator.

Easy tricks to decorate like a professional

1. Use throw pillows and blankets to add color, texture and design

Throw pillows and blankets are an inexpensive way to improve your living room’s style. When selecting pillows, choose three or four that feature different, complementing designs. For throw blankets, don’t be afraid to try out different placements and folding options to get just the right look.

Easy tricks to decorate like a professional

2. Create a focal point with lighting

If you were to walk into an interior designer’s home, most likely you would see a statement light fixture or two. Dramatic lighting is essential in any decorator’s space, and it can be in yours, too. Find a room lacking drama and push its style to the next level with a stunning pendant or chandelier.

Easy tricks to decorate like a professional

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3. Add height with plants

If you live in a small space, there are a variety of ways to make it appear bigger. One way to add height is with a tall plant. This is also a good trick for enhancing an already high ceiling to create even more drama.

4. Incorporate variety in grouped decor

Instead of grouping three identical decor pieces together, keep the look interesting by choosing objects of different sizes or color. Variety is the best way to prevent an area from looking bland.

Easy tricks to decorate like a professional

5. Decorate with white to add elegance

White doesn’t necessarily mean boring. In many cases, white is actually the elegant and more refreshing choice. Have you ever slept in an all-white bedroom? You’ll be surprised at how relaxing it can be. If you’re decorating the bathroom, use white candles and towels to make the room feel like a spa.

You don’t need to hire a professional decorator to design a space you can enjoy for years. These easy tricks will help you pull off a designer look in no time.

By Wendy Weinert