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Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer: A Guide

by Tulsi Kadakia on August 28, 2020

There’s a lot that goes into ensuring that a home is perfect. 

It takes time, effort, and dedication to create a space that is functional and alluring. All the more, it takes an eye for the finer things. This is why interior designers study for 4 years, developing their abilities.

While a lot of us might want to hire an interior designer, some of us want to handle our home decor project ourselves, and take decisions that align with our individual taste and style.

Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer: A Guide

That being said, we all need some guidance to achieve our dream. The numerous aspects that need to be sorted out, from buying raw materials to selecting the right decor items for the ultimate interior design, require attention to detail.

This article will prove to be helpful in creating your ideal home, a home that will not only impress your guests, but keep your spirits high.

Let’s begin!

 

Look for Design Inspiration

Inspiration is everywhere! Whether you pick up a magazine or scroll through Pinterest. You’ll find tons of ideas through these sources, interior designs that will align with your style. All you have to do is look up the right words! 

Say you’re a fan of bold prints, colors, and plants. You want to search for interior inspirations related to the Bohemian style. Every style has its own characteristics through which it is identified. Maybe your preferences are a part of these styles, without your knowledge.

You might want a kitchen and dining space like this...

Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer: A Guide

Check out our most recent article, here, to understand what art movement your style preferences belong to, so that you can carry out a more refined search.

Collect a bunch of ideas that excite you and make a mood board out of them. This way you’ll be able to streamline your design process and improve the outcome quality.

 

Keep in mind the Rule of Three Color Shades

Once you have a clear idea of what you want, you can go ahead and pick out a color scheme. While a lot of people consider this part of the process to be tough, it doesn’t necessarily have to be so. Colors are known to affect your mood, so pick wisely. Ideally, you should be using 3 shades or colors.

  •       The first color will be for the walls, a main color
  •       Second will be for your furniture, couches, chairs, or statement wall
  •       Third set of colors will be the ones you use for a pop, cushions, flowers, or duvets

Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer: A Guide

Most of the time, a space covered in a single color might become boring. So, you want to make sure that you either use a combination of hues of the same color, or add a pop of color using different accessories.

Another great way to enhance the look of a room is to add texture. Use a wide variety of fabrics, along with a textured wall. By creating a variation, you can change up the look by leaps and bounds.

 

Add Decorative Elements

As you will observe in your research, interior designers tend to use a large collection of decorative bowls, trays, baskets, and other collectibles. The idea behind this is that it adds a splash of glamour and elegance to your space. It is a known fact that layering can enhance the design of a rather simple design.

Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer: A Guide

 

While these elements might not seem like a lot, they can create the ideal aesthetic for your taste. A simple element like the Artment's Flask Planter can be that luxury item that will prompt your design beautifully.

Your decorative elements should be in sync with the color scheme that you’ve decided to opt for. If not, you might see that they clash, and the outcome might not be as pleasant.

 

Use Bold Statement Pieces

A lot of times adding too many tiny pieces in one space may make the room look messy. Ideally, you want a room that feels clutter-free and light.

That being said, just because you’re not adding too many pieces, doesn’t mean that your home will look empty or bland. What you can do is have a large sofa, with a couple of armchairs, and if necessary, you may add a fancy pouffe to create layers.

Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer: A Guide

Another idea you can put to use is to add a statement piece on the wall or add a planter, like this one.

Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer: A Guide

You want to make sure that your room will look balanced with all these additions.

 

Try to Add a Floral Element

For the final touch in your home decor, you want to try and add floral patterns, prints, and actual plants wherever you can. But hey, don’t overdo it. Too much nature might not be for everyone.

An easy way to add a floral touch to certain rooms would be to either stick a wallpaper as a wall decor or decorate with natural flowers every day. You want to consider buying vases that go with the décor of this space.

Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer: A Guide

In fact, your crockery can also be that small but effective element that adds a hint of nature into your home.

Check out the Artment’s collection of floral and earthy dinnerware and get buying!

 

You want to follow these tips to get that highly presentable interior design, without really hiring an interior designer.

The tricks mentioned in this article will help you in creating a well-designed and warm home for your family. But let’s say at some point you begin to doubt yourself. Don’t worry, click a picture of your space and analyze it from a different perspective. Photographs tend to help you realize what’s missing, or what isn’t required. You can then make these changes.

In the end, remember that it is your family home. Do what you love, and the outcome will surely be gorgeous.

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