Designing your Interiors can be frustrating and hard to get right on the first try. Luckily, Carmen and Abby have came up with 5 tips to get your spaces looking like a designer was just at your house! Most of these you can do with items you already have at home! It really comes down to unity; all the components in your space coming together to create one complete masterpiece.
#1. Spring Cleaning
Nothing makes a space look more expensive than de-cluttering all the junk you don't use anymore, cleaning up messes, and having a freshly vacuumed room. It seems like a silly essential, except for when you look at beautiful interiors in Magazines. Of course they have bright lighting, but they also have something in common, they are all clean and simple. Let your design be straight to the point. You don't need to over decorate that shelf, or pack every inch of your room with something. Leaving Blank Space really is a key element of design.
#2. Blending Accent Colors
Accenting colors into your space is a great way to brighten up a room and add some fun, it can be difficult to incorporate the color correctly. Think of it like this, if you are wanting to add blue, don't just throw one green pillow in the space. The rule is to try and include three pieces that have the accent color in them. Whether that be a rug, a vase, or the color of couch itself. Remember, you are trying to create an accent, not an accident!
#3. Add Textures and Contrast
If theres's anything our eyes enjoy more than colors, it's texture and contrast. Being able to create a concept of depth makes a design more attractive and "prettier" to the eye. Take this into consideration when designing your space. Of course, you can get basic and simple decor, but sometimes spending a little extra money on that textured rug, vase, curtain, blanket, etc you can really bring a "wow" factor into your room. Contrast also helps beautify a space. Even if you are wanting to do all whites, accenting with thin accents of matte black or decor pieces with shimmery gold create an interest to the eye so it doens't become lost.
#4. Incorporate High and Low End Pieces
One of the most frustrating things about creating an awesome space is not knowing what pieces you should keep or ditch. You want your space to look new, but might not have the budget for everything to be high end. Start by putting aside a good portion of your budget for everything you can sit on. This includes sofa's, accent chairs, benches, poofs, etc. Then you are able to purchase cost effective rugs, wall art, pillows to help with costs. Try to have a blend of high and low priced items to keep the balance of your space.
#5. Incorporate Curtains
Curtains are a great way to make a space look more expensive than it actually is. There is something elegant and beautiful about the way curtains hang and sway in the breeze. There are many different styles of curtains out there, its almost impossible to not find what you are looking for. When hanging your curtains, the biggest mistake people make is hanging them to low. You want to try and get your curtain rod as high as you can to the ceiling. Don't start your rod right at the top of the window, consider taking the rod up a foot and seeing the difference it makes your space feel. Look at the image above, the curtains on the left of the room go all the way up to the ceilings and make the space feel richer, and bigger. While the curtains on the right sde above the bed feel more condensed.