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The Best-Kept Secrets of Professional Interior Designers for DIY Enthusiasts

If you’ve ever wondered how to make your home look like it’s straight out of a magazine, keep reading!

Secret 1: Layered Lighting

Professional designers use a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Don’t just rely on overhead lights; incorporate table lamps, floor lamps, and wall sconces to add depth and dimension to your space.

Secret 2: Mix High and Low

You don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve a high-end look. Combine affordable pieces with a few statement items. A budget-friendly sofa can be elevated with high-quality cushions and throws.

Secret 3: Use Paint Strategically

Colour can completely transform a room. Designers often use paint to create focal points, make spaces feel larger, or add personality to a neutral palette. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold colours or unique paint techniques.

Secret 4: Pay Attention to Scale and Proportion

Choosing furniture and decor that fit the scale of your room is crucial. A large sofa in a small room can make the space feel cramped, while a tiny rug in a big room looks out of place. Measure your space and select pieces that complement it perfectly.

Secret 5: Invest in Key Pieces

While it’s okay to save on some items, invest in key pieces that you use daily, like a good-quality sofa or a durable dining table. These pieces will anchor your space and stand the test of time.

Secret 6: Personalise with Accessories

Accessories are where you can let your personality shine. Mix and match different textures, patterns, and styles to create a unique look that’s all your own. Don’t forget to add plants for a touch of nature!

Secret 7: Create a Mood Board

Before starting any project, professionals create a mood board to visualise the overall look and feel of the space. This helps in planning and ensures that all elements work together harmoniously.

These secrets can transform your DIY projects from good to spectacular. Ready to start your own design journey? Follow me for more tips and tricks to make your home beautiful and unique!

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