Working on your home's interiors is one of the most fun DIY projects but it can also be a bit challenging. A lot of homeowners get overwhelmed by the thought of designing a home and end up spending thousands to hire a professional. There is nothing wrong with hiring an interior designer but if you want to save some money, don't be so quick to splurge.
With a little bit of time and research, you can actually pull off designing your own space. Aside from all the extra money you can save, this can also be a fun family experience.
If you are up for the challenge, read on below. Here are 5 design tips from professional decorators themselves:
1. Choose a color palette or theme first.
According to the experts, the first step you should do is decide on a color palette or a theme for the space you are designing. With this initial step done, you can then build your design around your chosen palette.
2. Expand a small room with mirrors.
One of the oldest tips in the book is to hang mirrors in small spaces. Large mirrors trick the eye and create the illusion of a larger space. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors will significantly improve tiny spaces, plus you will never have the problem of having to look for a compact mirror to check yourself.
3. Pile on the pillows.
Designers advise to be generous in laying out pillows on the sofa. One pair will look too skimpy and too boring. Pile two pairs and then some, to create a more inviting couch. Use contrasting patterns, never too matchy, to keep things interesting.
4. Make the kitchen more interesting with a lively backsplash.
Some people take the kitchen for granted and put all the focus on the living room. If you value your kitchen as much as your receiving area, it is just right to put some effort in designing it too. One simple way to upgrade a kitchen is with a striking backsplash that complements the color palette of the room.
5. Beautify with plants.
Plants can instantly spruce up any room in the home. Aside from the aesthetic element they bring, plants also have the ability to improve air quality. Choose indoor plants that can purify the air like the Snake Plant, Peace Lily, Boston Fern and Lavender. These popular plants are all known to purify the air and promote positive energy.