5 Timeless Interior Design Tips for Homeowners

Are you looking to give some of the rooms in your house a bit of an “upgrade”? If so, while you definitely could hire an interior decorator to do the work for you, if you’re looking to save a bit of money, there are actually some things that you can do yourself that will still leave your house looking like it should be featured in a design magazine.

If you’d like to know some of the interior design tips that we think are beautiful as well as timeless, we have provided you with five of our absolute favorites below:

Be creative with paint. One of the cheapest, fastest and most dramatic ways to change the look of any room in your house is to paint it. However, as you’re choosing colors, just remember that lighter ones reflect light while darker ones absorb it. So, in a room that has lots of windows, you might want to go with a pastel or a neutral shade rather than a darker hue. Also, if there are rooms in your house that you want to appear larger, a lighter shade is best for that as well.

Mix your patterns and textures. A room that looks “trendy” is one that tends to have all of the colors, furniture and detailing of what is “in” at any given time. The problem with creating this kind of look is that trends come and go fairly quickly. That’s why it’s best to mix your patterns, textures and even your furniture and fixtures. For instance, if you have a red leather couch, you might want to complement it with a glass antique coffee table. Or if you have a big flat screen, you may want to put down a vintage throw rug.

Use lots of mirrors. Something that you can do to make the rooms of your house appear larger while also bringing a bit of elegance and class is to add some mirrors to them. In fact, if you happen to have a small room that’s next to a larger one, by placing a mirror on the wall that directly reflects the entranceway of the larger room, it will look significantly bigger. Another great thing about mirrors is that it can bring more light into your space as well.

Add a couple of wicker pieces. Are you looking for a creative way to increase your storage? If so, get a couple of wicker baskets. Whether you’re using them for magazines, toys or throw blankets, they add a touch of sophistication that never goes out of style.

Be eco-friendly. If you were to ask a customer sales associate at theĀ Exotic Home Expo about things that you can do to makeĀ decorating your home appear timeless, something that they might recommend is that you do some eco-friendly upgrades. The reason why is not only does it raise the property value of your house but it can also significantly reduce your energy costs as well; and saving money never goes out of style. So, consider putting a low-flow showerhead in your toilet or a tankless water heater in your basement. It’s good for the environment, your house and you as well.

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