Interior Design Tips & Tricks For Your New Home

February 06, 2018

You just closed on your dream home and realize your old college futon and hand-me-down dressers might be in need of an upgrade, or perhaps you found a fixer-upper and are ready to jump into projects with both feet. Where to start?

HouseBeautiful magazine ended 2017 with their list of Best Interior Decorating secrets- and we’re here to share a few of them with you!

  • Don’t be afraid to go bold! Choose a deep paint color for a living room or den and embrace it. Strong colors may be intimidating but can be punched up with accent items like throw pillows, artwork, and flowers. Take a chance by continuing the color across any trim, doorways, or window frames.
  • Looking for a quick Saturday project to almost instantly bring your kitchen to the next level? Go big on a back splash! It’s cheaper than replacing appliances and less time consuming than painting cabinets or installing flooring. Investing in high-quality back splash materials will make your kitchen space feel like a chic French bistro right away!
  • Shop around for your dream couch… and get it! Well-made furniture covered in exceptional fabrics will stand the test of time. Pets and kids may first deter you from this investment, but a high-quality product will actually clean better and last longer. Dress it up seasonally with throw pillows and blankets.
  • Size matters! Make sure you measure for drapes that reach the floor and area rugs that extend to all sides of the furniture. These items ground a room and will actually make it feel bigger.

To see all the interior designer tips and tricks, check out the full slideshow here!