Mao Shun | 09/07/2021 | 0 Comments

6 Hidden Secrets To Decorate Your House Like A Designer

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As we know, creating an inspiring interior design is something that every homeowner wants for their home. However, doing that is not always easy. This is because it takes a certain eye to pull a room together and make it fabulous and functional at the same time. But the truth is, not everyone can afford an interior designer or landscape architect to make the design decisions with our own individual style and preferences.

At present, we are forced to stay at home and are unsure of how to spend our free time. Usually, during a busy week at work or looking after children’s schedules, we find ourselves pinning ideas or saving what we like on Instagram and Pinterest at our leisure. But we never do anything with those ideas! So taking advantage of the current situation, it’s time to start planning your interior renovation, all starting with the comfort of your own home.

As most of us have already discovered, there are so many amazing home interior design tips that can spark untapped creativity within us. Spend some time to gather creative ideas and images from decor websites and Pinterest which tell the story of your design style. You may be surprised at the style you have created.

Here are some interior design tips that will make your house look like it was decorated by a designer :

Hidden Decoration Secret #1 Colour Coordination

Colour Coordination- To decorate your house

For starters, if you already have an idea of the style or look you are hoping to achieve, it’s best to start your design process with a colour scheme. Look at your design style — what colours are prominent in the rooms you saved?

Neutral colours are one of the best ideas for all type of houses, as a neutral backdrop provides you with an opportunity to showcase your personality and style.

On the other hand, you don’t want your house to look bland or monochrome unless you’re gunning for a super minimalist theme. There are plenty of colour combinations you can deploy to brighten your home.

You can even choose to have a feature wall, where only one side of the room is either painted with a bright colour or showcases art pieces and decorations that will add a pop of colour and demand attention. You can keep the rest of the design elements neutral.

Hidden Decoration Secret #2 Painting Ceiling

Painting ceiling- To decorate your house

For many designers, designing or painting the ceiling is an essential step to decorate your house. In a small space, where opportunities for design are limited, a ceiling presents itself as an additional canvas.

It is not uncommon for many homeowners to go all out with the design of their ceilings. Painting the ceiling draws the eyes upwards, and the right colour or pattern can give the senses a delight and create a great focal point for any room.

There is no limit to where ceiling paint design can go. However, unless you have a high ceiling, don’t paint the ceiling darker than the walls because it will press down on the room and make a room look and feel smaller.

Hidden Decoration Secret #3 Adding Green Decor

Greenery-To decorate your house

It seems like a simple tip, but adding floral arrangements, plants, and natural items such as vases made of shells or rocks can add a great deal of colour and brightness to your interior design.

There are many inexpensive and easy-to-care-for plants that you can purchase for your home that will last years if properly fed and watered.

They can be kept in artistic pots to enhance the space’s decor and add to your theme. In addition, plants are beneficial for your health, as they remove pollutants and harmful gases from the space.

Hidden Decoration Secret #4 Decorate Your House With Accessories

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Many designers love to use trays, decorative bowls, and sometimes baskets to arrange collections or loose items that need a home. Because it provides the right focal point, this can be a design element that captures the eyes of anyone in the room, giving them a feeling of what to expect there.

If you choose to use a tray, don’t stop there! Instead, place a pretty candle, a couple of books, and a small bowl of coloured stones to be layered in the arrangement of style and function.

If you prefer a more rustic approach, then try woven baskets in your home. Baskets are fabulous decorative tools that can hide a lot of clutter.

Hidden Decoration Secret #5 Bring More Texture

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Texture is a special element that can make an interior space pop and should not be overlooked when designing an interior.

An all-white room may have linen curtains, a plush chair, shiny silk cushions, rattan chairs, woven baskets, and a nubby cotton sofa with an artificial woollen blanket on the side. All these elements add texture, are pleasing to the eye, and create a warm and rich environment for the space. In addition, design can describe the owner’s personality, so by using textures, patterns, and different colours, you can easily bring a dull room to life.

You may consider which textiles that suit your lifestyle. For example, if you have children and dogs, you may not want a light cotton sofa, but rather a dark leather or mohair sofa for less mess. On the other hand, if you crave luxury, consider high-end silk curtains and pillows.

No matter what your style is, try to add plenty of texture by adding numerous textiles to your home. But don’t clutter your space; you should keep an open plan to give your interior enough space to breathe and flow.

Hidden Decoration Secret #6 Consider Light Sources   

Lighting is a helpful tool that can make areas come to life, manipulate space, flatter form, and create mood and atmosphere. If your home’s interior design and tone are synchronized with the lights, its beauty will increase tenfold.

Dark colours and dark light are more suitable for large rooms than small rooms. To make the small room look more spacious, you need to bring in natural light.

In addition, a room full of furniture will not have enough opportunities to reflect light and create the right atmosphere. Therefore, choose interior lighting depending on the size of the space.

A well-designed room can be spoiled by inappropriate lighting, so be sure to factor lighting into your budget. Windows (for natural light), floor lamps, overhead lights, accent lighting, white or light-coloured walls are all excellent ways to open up dark or small spaces.

For more tips on home lighting, read 10 Lighting Designs to Match Your Personality Type.


Now you that know how to design your home, it’s time to put these tips into action. Whether you prefer a style that’s vintage, rustic, or minimalistic, you can use these tips to create a warm, well-designed home and make it uniquely yours.

We hope the above tips can help you plan and decide on how you want your home to look. Speak to your architects today to start designing your dream home.

If you have plans to renovate your home, visit Builderstalk for an abundance of ideas.

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