Making your home look beautiful takes time but it is a rewarding experience. Here are some ways to do your own home decor and interior design like a pro:
Start Off With Perfect Paint
The foundation of a gorgeous room is the paint job. If you like neutrals, try staying with light colors like white or cream. If you prefer bolds, consider a rich brown, red or plum. You can always go with a white paint on the walls and ceiling, with one wall a bright statement color.
Declutter Your Counter Space
It may seem to be a daunting task but decluttering table tops and counters has a huge impact on the aesthetics of your living space. Keep only the bare basics on your counters. For example, in your bathroom try to keep everything off the vanity except for necessities like soap or lotions and use fancy containers for those items.
Master the Art of the Coffee Table
Flip through any home decor or interior design magazine that has featured living rooms and you'll see beautifully decorated coffee tables. A coffee table can actually make quite an impression on guests, as it is the first thing they really look at when welcomed into your home to sit down. Try to keep your table simple- perhaps a tray with a few simple but stylish decorations and a coffee table style art book for flipping through.
Put Fresh Cut Flowers in a Beautiful Vase
One pro trick that can instantly make any room look more inviting and stylish are fresh cut flowers. Choose a stunning vase, whether it's ornate or beautifully simple, is the first step. As for the flowers, it's really up to what you find attractive but you can't go wrong with white flowers. Usually a few larger flowers looks more modern that a small bouquet of mixed flowers.
Show Off Your Personal Style
It is tempting to what to just copy the same design you see in a magazine or try to get everything to match but this can actually be a mistake. Any professional interior designer will be sure to include some of your own personal style into their plan. Remember, your house is a home and it should feel like you live there. Little things like some quirky throw pillows, unique art on the walls or your family's hand-me-down throw blanket strewn over the back of your sofa can go a long way.
Visiting home decor stores, looking online or flipping through magazines are all great ways of getting inspired. With some attention to detail you can design and decorate your home just like a professional designer.