10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed

Not everybody has the skills and design eye of a professional interior designer – nor the money to hire one for your bedroom’s new look! Luckily, we’ve put together a few handy hints which will help to make any room look 100% more designer. Steal interior designers’ best tips and tricks for that fancy hotel look.

1. Use Tones

Colour blocking may come in and out of fashion but decorating in a series of tones of one neutral colour always looks effortlessly stylish. Try a deep grey on one wall, lighter carpet and soft grey sofa for an incredible look.

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2. Use Texture

Using texture in a room is a more subtle and stylish way to add interest rather than going crazy with colour. Shaggy cushions, rugs and interesting picture frames as well as hammered metal bowls and hurricane lamps add personality in an instant. How about this gorgeous rabbit pom pom throw from Shabby Store?

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3. Statement Pieces

Picking out one or two big and bold pieces will give your living room or bedroom a great designer flair. Choose a large sofa, an oversized armchair or a big padded headboard when you’re looking for a truly designer style. This gorgeous carved sofa from Shabby Store will make a bold statement.

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4. Baskets

Everyone knows that clearing away clutter is one of the most fundamental interior design mantras but this season, it’s all about making a statement with baskets. Tuck away all your loose odds and ends into pretty baskets or trays and make a feature of your storage.

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5. Fresh Flowers

Yes they’re a bit too expensive and die after a few days, but adding fresh cut flowers to your home is probably the easiest way to give a designer flair. A bunch of crisp, fresh blooms will give a living room, kitchen or bedroom that true ‘dressed up’ look.

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6. An Extra Few Inches

This might sound pretty strange but believe it or not, pulling your furniture just a few inches away from the wall can add real warmth and ‘flow’ to the room. Perfect if you’re keen to create a more comfortable and welcoming space.

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7. Think Outside the Box

When looking through the swatches in the DIY shop, those which will look the best on your wall don’t necessarily look too exciting on paper. Skip out on the hot pinks and warm oranges in favour of slightly more boring grey or nude tones – your walls will thank you!

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8. Vital Formula

Wondering what colour to paint your ceiling? A good rule of thumb is to take your deeper wall colour and then mix it 50% with white.

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9. Hang your Curtains High

Curtains make any room look instantly polished and the higher you go, the more regal the room looks. Use a smart curtain pole or a boxed in pelmet for a super smart finish.

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10. Dim the Lights

Everybody loves a bit of mood lighting but there’s no need to install dimmers just to get that look. Replace your usual bright bulbs with 15 watt models and you’ll instantly add class.

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Here at Shabby Store, we have loads of great interior updates which make any home look instantly more stylish!

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