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Our home is the ultimate investment we worked hard for and
dreamed of. It’s one of the best gifts we can provide for ourselves and our
families. That is also why we spend a vast amount of money to bring out the
best in our homes and to illustrate our own personality along.
With the expensive cost of building a home or buying one,
there could no longer be budget left to hire an interior designer and/or
decorator to take over the inside of your home. Now, don’t panic yet because
you can be your own decorator!
Are you ready to take the day (could be weeks or a month!)
off to focus on your home design and decor? Before you begin, take note of
these tips, tricks and hacks decorators definitely want you to know.

Mix new with the old.

We know, everyone knows, that what
you’re leaning towards in terms of design and decor is modernism; keeping up
with the trend.

Don’t forget your
exterior.

Homeowners
and renters usually go all out with their furnitures, wall decals, paint and
decor, chic organizers, cabinets and the likes. The interior without a doubt
look eclectic, but what happened to your dull exterior?

Your exterior is what your guests’ first gives and impression
to; it’s where they conclude whether or not they want to see what’s inside.
Think of it as the packaging of an item. Would you open it if the packaging
itself looks like trash? Make a statement and make your front exterior look
inviting by, for instance; painting your door a bold color, putting flower pots
and planting flower in your front porch, etc.

Master the lighting. 

The lighting makes or breaks a space.
Yes, you may have a well-designed and well-structured living room but with the
lack of natural light to give emphasis to the certain areas, it won’t really
look that much appealing.
You highlight and contour your face to showcase those
cheekbones, emphasize your bone structure and just look overall amazing; it’s
much like highlighting the best areas of your home. Let natural lighting travel
through your space. It’s also a great way to make a small space seem larger and
airy.

Go neutral on large
furnitures.

That
cute pastel chair will look great in your home office. That large bright yellow
sofa? Don’t even think about it.

Emboss your
personality. 

Every
home has its own personality and it reflects the owners’. Don’t go by the book
when trying to decorate, put your heart into it.

You mustn’t forget that you’re not designing and decorating
for your guests and what other people will think of it, you should design for
yourself and family. Put your family portraits on display, your son’s superhero
figures collections exhibited in his own room and let your craft show.

The perfect rug size.

People think buying a rug is just as
easy as choosing a floor mat, if you think similarly, you’re wrong.

People tend to buy smaller rugs that needed. Invest in a good
quality rug that one size larger than your seating area size, the size you end
up with is surely the appropriate size rug for your home.

A focal point is a
must.

Sure this may
mean nothing to you but designating a unique piece that is definitely
eye-catching can make a great impression.

Whether it be a nice lamp shade, a structured chandelier,
colorful stool, out of the ordinary centerpiece, a large artwork and the likes;
it’s an effective technique to stylize a room with subtlety.
  
About Author –
Chie Suarez is a
writer/blogger for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds
modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter
Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.