We all want that designer look in our homes, but how can we achieve it if we don’t have a designer budget? Read on for some secrets from interior designers.
Take your time
Decisions about the look of your home shouldn’t be taken in a rush. Take your time, and give yourself a period in which to change your mind before going headlong for a particular item or look. Ask yourself if you will like it in 10 years’ time.
Add a statement piece
Just like the perfect handbag or shoes can make an ordinary outfit look outstanding, so a statement piece can lift a lower-budget room from nice to fabulous in one fell swoop.
Group items together
A designer trick is to group objects together to form an unusual focal point. You could use a coffee table or entry table to show off a collection of similar (or completely different) objects.
Feature black-and-white photographs
They always look chic, and grouped together can create an effortlessly pulled-together look for any room.
Less is more
If a room is over-stuffed with items, it can end up looking like a used furniture store. Keep the look streamlined with just enough items to add style and functionality.