Rear extension and remodelling in Central Bristol:  Living room by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

The 50 best decorating tips of all time (part two)

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Yesterday, we promised you 25 more interior designer-approved decorating tips and we rarely disappoint.

If you thought the first batch was good, just wait until you see this one as yet again, we want to make sure every room in your home—from your bathroom to your bedroom—is as fabulous as can be.

Ready to bookmark a few great ideas? Then let's get cracking!

26. Always keep editing

If you keep thinking something isn't quite right, put it away or change it.

27. Maximise your daylight circulation

 Bathroom by HORM.IT

YUME Mirrors


With mirrors on as many walls as possible.

28. Remember the rule of three

Living Room Cushions & Throws:  Living room by Eva Antoniou Interior Design
Eva Antoniou Interior Design

Living Room Cushions & Throws

Eva Antoniou Interior Design

Only add decorative items, such as cushions, in multiples of three.

29. Change your coffee table accessories regularly

Industrial reclaimed Coffee Table:  Living room by Frances Bradley
Frances Bradley

Industrial reclaimed Coffee Table

Frances Bradley

To keep the space new and interesting.

30. Embrace many different styles of crockery

Sophie Allport Hare Tableware:  Kitchen by Sophie Allport
Sophie Allport

Sophie Allport Hare Tableware

Sophie Allport

For a less 'straight out of the box' look. Or grab something custom!

31. Colour coordinate your table linens

Bespoke Table Linen :  Dining room by Heirlooms Ltd
Heirlooms Ltd

Bespoke Table Linen

Heirlooms Ltd

This gives a really polished feel to your place settings.

32. Choose neutral upholstery

That you can add to later should you so wish to.

33. Don't forget about your ceilings!

They're fast becoming the new feature walls with paint and wallpaper going up there.

34. Don't follow trends

Trust your instincts about what will work best for your home.

35. Add layers everywhere

Richmond - Guest Bedroom:  Bedroom by Roselind Wilson Design
Roselind Wilson Design

Richmond—Guest Bedroom

Roselind Wilson Design

Throws, cushions and blankets will all add wonderful texture to your home.

36. Add dimmer switches to all your rooms

 Dressing room by Penintdesign İç Mimarlık
Penintdesign İç Mimarlık

Erbek Nif 3+1 Villa için Tasarımlar—Üst Kat

Penintdesign İç Mimarlık

To control the mood perfectly.

37. Add gratuitous greenery to your home

Venus Flytrap:  Garden by

Venus Flytrap

Indoor plants will give your home a fresher, more connected feel.

38. Hang curtains as high as you can

Constance Pink:  Windows & doors  by Cabbages & Roses
Cabbages & Roses

Constance Pink

Cabbages & Roses

To make windows feel larger and rooms more open.

39. While keeping those curtains high

Rear extension and remodelling in Central Bristol:  Living room by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects
Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Rear extension and remodelling in Central Bristol

Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Make sure they're simple to retain the elegance.

40. Remember that newer isn't always better

 Living room by Locus Habitat
Locus Habitat

Professor Chair

Locus Habitat

For example, vintage rugs are great.

41. Opt for a big rug

The more sizeable your rug, the bigger your room will feel.

42. Become a collector of something attractive

Prints and art are a good way to start.

43. Try to master mixing modern and vintage items together

For the perfect interior blend that will keep your home unique.

44. Choose materials that will make your home spill or child-proof

Few design themes are enhanced by chocolate smears and mud stains.

45. Play with different finishes

Drummonds Case Study: European Retreat, Denmark:  Bathroom by Drummonds Bathrooms
Drummonds Bathrooms

Drummonds Case Study: European Retreat, Denmark

Drummonds Bathrooms

Reflective items and flat-coloured walls look great together!

46. Arrange vintage items together by colour

So they look similar but not the same.

47. Don't confuse eclectic styling with 'anything goes

 Bedroom by Studio Artere
Studio Artere

Modern Blue view 7

Studio Artere

The key is to find a balance and harmony before you go too far.

48. Choose carpet over wood flooring in your bedroom

I could curl up here forever!:  Bedroom by The Market Design & Build
The Market Design & Build

I could curl up here forever!

The Market Design & Build

For a warm start to every morning and a stylish end to every night.

49. Add vanilla extract to your paint before you start using it

To help combat awful fumes and smells.

50. Go big with your gallery wall

Wall Lamp Wall One:  Living room by Intuerilight

Wall Lamp Wall One


Start in the middle and radiate pictures out.

If you missed part one of these decorating tips and tricks, see it here: The 50 best decorating tips of all time (part one).

Which of our 50 tips was your favourite?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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