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18 home decorating tricks the pros swear by

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Sometimes we get the feeling that professional interior decorators don't want to tell you all their top tips for creating a stunning home design, but we've decided to anyway. After all, not everybody can afford to hire a team of decorators, but we all still want to have a wonderful home that we feel proud of.

From working with your space cleverly to choosing the right ready-to-buy textiles, we've got all the advice you need right here, so let's not waste any more time!

1. Pick a simple colour palette for everything in a room before you begin a revamp

2. Make investment pieces take centre stage in a room

Drummonds Case Study: European Retreat, Denmark Scandinavian style bathroom by Drummonds Bathrooms Scandinavian
Drummonds Bathrooms

Drummonds Case Study: European Retreat, Denmark

Drummonds Bathrooms

3. Give the illusion of more height by opting for low furniture

Tufty Time Sofa by B&B Italia: modern  by Campbell Watson, Modern
Campbell Watson

Tufty Time Sofa by B&B Italia

Campbell Watson

4. Add a splash of colour around windows to take advantage of the sunlight!

Madhuri Print collection AW14: mediterranean  by Designers Guild, Mediterranean
Designers Guild

Madhuri Print collection AW14

Designers Guild

5. Use mirrors to add warmth and perceived space

Crystal grey console table with cast aluminium top: modern  by Lace Furniture, Modern
Lace Furniture

Crystal grey console table with cast aluminium top

Lace Furniture

6. Don't put off buying a statement sofa and make sure you buy one that will last forever

Dixie Sofa: classic  by Loaf, Classic

Dixie Sofa


7. If you can't face adding more colour to a room, add texture instead. Exposed brick works well

8. Make sure any readymade curtains reach all the way to the floor, to make them appear more expensive

Living room curtains Modern living room by WN Interiors Modern
WN Interiors

Living room curtains

WN Interiors

9. Always keep ceilings pale to make rooms feel taller. You can even opt for the same colour as the walls, just a shade or two lighter

Master Bedroom with Vaulted Ceiling - As Built by Arc 3 Architects & Chartered Surveyors
Arc 3 Architects & Chartered Surveyors

Master Bedroom with Vaulted Ceiling—As Built

Arc 3 Architects & Chartered Surveyors

10. Don't have perfectly matching crockery, as this is a nightmare if something breaks

11. Gold and silver DO look good together, so ignore the naysayers!

Contemporary Greys and Mixed Metallics: classic  by Heather Interior Design, Classic
Heather Interior Design

Contemporary Greys and Mixed Metallics

Heather Interior Design

12. The only way to approach bold colours is with confidence, so dive in and give them a go

Feature Wall Minimalist walls & floors by Madame Ant Minimalist
Madame Ant

Feature Wall

Madame Ant

13. A jute rug is a classic staple for any room and will tie it all together

14. For a quick and easy way to add some luxe to a room, increase the number of cushions in place

15. A fully glass shower surround will make your bathroom feel much larger

16. Make a real feature of your kitchen splashback and opt for the largest possible. This will give a very continental feel

Kitchen Sink : mediterranean  by Johnny Grey, Mediterranean
Johnny Grey

Kitchen Sink

Johnny Grey

17. Don't stick to matching dining chairs as they can drown out the rest of the space. Shake things up with different styles

Klash Chairs: eclectic  by Standrin, Eclectic Solid Wood Multicolored

Klash Chairs


18. Let the sizes of your rooms dictate where you put your furniture and never block out all the light

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Roma Natural Walnut Bed


For more decorating tips, take a look at this Ideabook: 12 Dos And Don’ts Of Interior Design.

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