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Need some tips on how to freshen up your home? Here are some well-known decor tricks that top designers use to enhance a space. Get inspired by following these expert design tips:
Use paint to create a room's atmosphere and size
Maximize a space by choosing the right color scheme. A smaller room may feel somewhat cramped. But by painting it a lighter shade and strategically placing some mirrors, it will give the room an illusion of more space. On the other hand, dark paints make a room feel much smaller in size and more packed.
Buy new furniture to change the look of a room
New furniture can instantly update the feel of a room. Tired, worn furniture takes down the vibe of a space and doesn't feel welcome, while new pieces pull people in to relax. It is also important to place all furniture correctly for good traffic flow and comfortable aesthetics.
Background, paint or stencil your bookshelves
Want to immediately modernize and revitalize a set of bookshelves? It is remarkable how something as simple as color can directly change the atmosphere in a space. It is fun to use color in unexpected areas to bring up the "wow" factor. The interior of a bookcase is an ideal place to paint, wallpaper or even stencil because it is small, inexpensive and creates tremendous style.
Mix a variety of styles, colors, patterns and textures
As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life. That may not be true when it comes to good design. Try to integrate a transitional style into your space. The transitional style is simply a combination of traditional and modern furniture, materials, surfaces and fabrics, resulting in a timeless, elegant, classic design. Transition style furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated with either rounded profiles or straight lines. The fabrics are different with intricate patterns on overcrowded furniture and textured weaves on smooth wooden frames.
Decorate with what you already have
The quickest way to reinvent a space is to simply rearrange what you already have. Since the elements are reorganized it will feel new and fresh even if you have had the pieces for a good time. It is also fun to use objects in a very different way for which they were intended. For example, stack attractive luggage to create an interesting end table or use an elegant tea cart for a coffee table. It gives character to a space.
Textures and textiles
Use a variety of textures and fabrics in a room to make it feel sophisticated yet comfortable. Basket baskets are available in different styles, shapes and sizes and add a lot of storage in all rooms. Baskets can easily store books, toys or blankets while the room feels warm due to its rich structure.
Inspiration can come from almost anywhere. Draw a room together with items you love and style that will attract you.
Information credit to Design Center Furniture.