We all like to fancy ourselves as interior decorators. Give us a free weekend and we could transform the house into a luxury home! Then the weekend comes and don’t know where to begin. Interior design is an art shrouded in mystery and secrecy. It seems like they have a gift to turn any space into a homely, comfortable room. Well, we’re here today to tell you that it’s not so secretive. In fact, we’ll reveal the best kept secrets of interior designers.
You can steal their tricks and turn your house into a luxury palace. Nothing on this list is difficult or expensive. They are all simple ideas that you could implement right now. They’ll add style, comfort and luxury to your home without any fuss.
A brilliant interior design firm knows how to capitalise on lighting. It is the essence of a good home. The first trick is to maximise natural light. Make the most of large windows and avoid thick, chunky curtains in those rooms. Use strategically placed mirrors to bounce the light around the room and open up space. Finally, use layered lighting tricks to create a cosy space in the evenings. Start with an dimmed overhead light, followed by an array of lamps and candles.
Ceilings are the most ignored aspect of any interior design project. It’s a huge area of open space that is neglected. One of the best tricks in the book is ceiling coving. It’s a simple touch that adds elegance and style to your home. You could also finish your overhead lights with a plaster ceiling rose for that extra touch. Some designers we spoke to, love using wallpaper on the ceiling too. It’s unexpected, imaginative and decadent. Try it for yourself.
Use possessions to add personality
We recently emerged from a long trend of minimalism. Interior designers were obsessed with slick, modern designs and simplicity. We’re slowly moving away from that, and adding more personality. Your possessions are priceless here. Don’t leave a room empty and soulless; use your junk to add personality and character! Take a trip down memory lane and find photos, objects and heirlooms that would look great in your living room.
Pull furniture away from the wall
It’s so simple! Yet, every interior designer does this. It’s an easy way to achieve a look of luxury. It opens up the flow in the room and even adds space. You’ll be surprised at how well this trick works.
Don’t take things too seriously
One of the biggest errors we make when copying designers is taking things literally. Don’t follow the latest trend or obsess over tiny details. Interior design is about fun! It’s about putting your own stamp on your home, and enjoying the space you live in. You don’t have to do things by the book. Break rules and create new ones! Try different ideas and follow your gut instinct. The best interior designers follow their heart and their imagination; so should you.
That’s all there is to it! Now that we’ve revealed all the secrets, where will you start?