Which one of us wouldn’t love a picturesque home that feels like it’s straight out of a magazine? There’s a general perception that it costs a lot of money to make a home look that aesthetic, but it’s really all about knowing the tips and tricks interior designers use.

Here are some of the best home decorating secrets from our experts:

Determine your style

How do you want your space to feel? One way to determine your personal style is to have a look at your closet. Are you into tailored pieces or do you prefer baggier clothes? Do you gravitate towards a particular color palette or patterns? Another way you can determine the style for your home is to think of keywords to define what you would like the space to feel.  Modern, traditional, elegant, formal, playful, or monochromatic?

All these tips can help you determine the kind of general style you would prefer for your home. This triangular approach can help you define your true aesthetic, especially if you’re on the fence about it.

Living room with vintage furniture pieces.

Know what you don’t like

Do you feel like you’re put on the spot when someone asks what you want to have for lunch? That’s because we find it more difficult to express the things we link, in comparison to the things we don’t like. By putting your dislikes into the equation when decorating your home, you can narrow down your options.

Let’s say you don’t like floral prints or you don’t like bold prints, that can help you filter out many pieces of art and furniture, helping you focus on things you like. Certain colors might evoke fond memories too.

Build around your space

Every space should be planned to scale. We often invest in furniture that’s too large or too small for the given space. When buying furniture, make sure it complements the size of the room. A home is all about balance, overdoing it with the furniture won’t create the professional look you’re going for.

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