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How can I decorate like a professional?

Are you jealous of the houses you see on social media? If so, you can stop jealous looks. There are a few tips to help you decorate your home like a pro. If you follow these tips, you will have the opportunity to easily transform your home into something you need to envy.

1. Use blankets and pillows as style elements

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to add style to your home is to use pillows and blankets. You can find them in any household goods or department store and they are available in a variety of styles.

The pillows do not have to be identical. In fact, you should be looking for three or four different pillows. Don’t be afraid to get brave as long as color and style match the rest of your home. Spread them out and add a blanket or two around the room. Take a look online and learn different ways you can fold the blankets.

2. Use strategic lighting

Most interior designers rely on lighting to completely transform a room. All it takes is a bold light fixture and you may not recognize your space. With dramatic lighting you create a focus in the room. They also make a room brighter and more inviting for your guests.

It is possible to get very creative with your lighting options. Instead of rummaging in the aisles of your local hardware store, look for a lighting store.

3. Buy tall houseplants

Do you live in a small apartment or do you have a small room? In this case, there is an easy way to make your space appear larger. Buy a tall plant and put it in a corner. It fills the eye that the room is bigger than it is.

Use caution when choosing a pot for the plant. The pot should also match the style of other accessories in the room.

4. Use Grouped Decor

Typically, people with no interior decorating experience buy and group identical items. However, this could be a mistake. Professionals tend to group items with different appearances. You can have three identical objects, each in a different color. Or you can choose three completely unique objects.

5. Don’t hide from white

White is not always boring. Adding some white to your walls can potentially help create a more relaxing atmosphere. White accessories can have the same effect. For example, white candles in your bathroom could create the feeling that you and your guests are in a spa.

Should you hire an interior designer?

Following the tips above can help you decorate your home better. However, making you an expert is not enough. Interior designers spend years perfecting their craft. They take courses, do apprenticeships and stay up to date with the latest trends. If you want to get the same results as a professional, you need to work with a professional.

Fortunately, an interior designer might fit into your budget. In most cases, using a decorator will save you money. You may be able to get affordable deals on some items. In addition, you are less likely to over budget. Since a professional is used to working on tight budgets, they will crack the numbers and keep you from going overboard.

There is also the problem of time. The average household in Richmond has 2.35 people. Whether you have children or are busy, you have no time to decorate.

If you want to make changes to your home, you should look for an interior designer. Erin Gilmer Interiors is ready to advise you at home.