Top 10 Interior Designers Share Their Home Decor Secrets

by planetofinterior
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berWe are very glad to welcome you to our new blog post. In today’s blog post we are going to be talking about top 10 interior designers from all parts of the world and their top decorating secrets. Secrets are present in nearly every profession; Many chefs have their secret recipes, many artists have their secret techniques, many photographers have their secret camera settings, so we conclude that secrets play an important role in nearly every profession. When talking about interior design, we think that decorating secrets are a great way to create a unique and mesmerizing space that will impress almost everyone.

Use Murals To Give Life To A Space

The first decorating secret that we are going to be talking about in today’s blog post is using murals to give life to a space. This is a secret from Raji Radhakrishnan. She explains:

“Murals are a way of bringing more people into the house, so even when it’s just the two owners, it never feels lonely.”

Murals are a great way to decorate any space. There are a few things to look out for when deciding which mural to choose:

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Choose A Mural That Reflects Your Personality

This is the most important thing when it comes to decorating your home with a mural because the whole point of decorating a home is to create a space in which you’ll feel good. Choose a mural that represents your way of perceiving the world, your way of thinking, and everything that you like. 

Martin Waller explains:

“You can do this by not matching all of the interior elements – this will add diversity and pace to the room. Don’t be scared to select pieces that are a true representation of you and your personality; these are the pieces that say something about you and your house.” 

By doing that you are not only creating a beautiful space, but also a space that reflects your personality and a space in which you’ll feel good.

Be Clear On What You Want Your Mural To Represent

This is the second most important thing when it comes to decorating your home with a mural. You can find a lot of inspiration online or by going to an art gallery. This will help you to make a sketch and decide what you’d like your mural to represent.

Don’t Be Afraid To Combine Murals With Modern Elements

The good thing about murals is that you can combine them with almost everything. You can choose different pieces of furniture and home décor, and in most cases, they’ll fit just fine. You don’t need to stick to traditional decorations. Instead, you can experiment and find what fits the best.

Mix Old And New Décor

Mixing old and new décor is a decorating secret from Caleb Anderson. He explains:

“Old and new belong together. A mix of modern pieces and antiques never tires.”

This is a very convenient solution if you have some older pieces of furniture or home décor. 

When mixing old and new décor it is important to determine the overall feel you want to achieve in your home. By mixing old and new décor you can achieve nearly every look; it could be an elegant look, a rustic look, or even a modern look with a traditional twist. 

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After you’ve determined what look you want to achieve it is important to choose the right color of the walls. You really can’t go wrong with a neutral palette, since there are a lot of different furniture pieces. A neutral palette allows the pieces within the space to shine. 

However, the most important thing when it comes to mixing old and new décor is to create a space that isn’t cluttered. Vintage pieces are unique by themselves, so you don’t need a lot of pieces of furniture or home décor to make a space look nice. A few vintage pieces will be more than enough to make any space stand out.

Don’t Be Afraid To DIY

The third decorating secret in today’s blog post comes from Max Humphrey;

“If a punk rock has taught me anything, it’s to do everything yourself. All of my favorite interior designers were self-taught.”

This is a great tip for everyone who is still new to interior design. Creating different pieces of home décor by yourself is a great way to express your creativity, skills, and love for interior design. There are thousands and thousands of different ideas online, so the inspiration is endless. 

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Another advantage of DIY is the uniqueness that it offers. By creating a piece of home décor yourself you will make your home look unique because something that you make by yourself usually isn’t available at a store. That way you are creating a space that you’ll truly love and in which you’ll feel good.

Choose The Right Light Bulbs 

Good Lighting is one of the key elements when it comes to creating space. Lighting gives depth to a space, makes it not look flat, and highlights furniture or decorations that you want to show off. 

Choosing the right light bulbs is a decorating secret that comes from Paloma Conteras. Paloma explains:

“Choosing the right light bulb is very important. LED bulbs are energy-efficient, and they can look great.”

Like with everything else there are some things to look out for when choosing a light bulb:

Choose A Light Bulb With The Right Fitting 

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This is the first thing that you have to figure out before you go shopping for light bulbs. You can easily find out what fitting you need by removing an old light bulb from your light fixture or by reading the specifications of your light fixture. The most common fitting type is the Edison Screw type of bulb. However, there are different sizes of this fitting, so be careful when choosing. Another common fitting type is the GU10 fitting. Light bulbs with this type of fitting are efficient at lighting large areas, so they are great for bigger rooms. 

Think About Where The Bulb Will Be Used

Some rooms need more light and some rooms need less light. When decorating a home it is important to create a cohesive space. Lighting is an important element when it comes to cohesiveness. Kitchens and bathrooms usually need more light than bedrooms or living rooms. It makes total sense when you think about it; The sources of task lighting need high-powered light bulbs.

Choose a high-quality light bulb 

While some light bulbs cost more than others, they’re also better. This isn’t always the case, but most of the time it is true; more expensive light bulbs are better than others. When you buy a more expensive light bulb you are saving money because the bulb will last longer and it will save energy. More expensive light bulbs are also better for the environment because they don’t require as much electricity.

Trust Your Intuition 

This is one of the most important things when it comes to creating space. If a certain style is trending right now and you don’t like it, don’t try to talk yourself into liking it because you won’t like the final product. This decorating secret comes from Olivia Erwin. She explains:

“Follow your gut. If you have to talk yourself into liking something, you probably don’t.”

Don’t Underestimate The Coffee Table

Next up, we have a decorating secret from Sean Michael;

“In an open seating plan, always use a well-proportioned statement coffee table to ground the arrangement and give it a sense of place.”

A great coffee table is usually the focal point of every living room, so it’s important to choose the right one. So, how do you choose the right coffee table?

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The first thing to look out for is the size. That’s when space planning comes into action; You should measure the whole room and write down the measurements. You can also make a sketch or a 3D render. Make sure to leave enough space between the seating area and the coffee table itself and pay attention to the height of it. The height of the coffee table is important because you don’t want a flat space. Height variability gives depth to a space and makes it cohesive. 

After you’ve decided what size of coffee table to get you should move on to selecting a design. There are a lot of coffee tables on the market, so there is plenty to choose from. Try to find a coffee table that will match the style of your home, but also look unique, because as we said, a great coffee table is usually the focal point of every living room.

Make Ceilings Look Higher With Tall Furniture

High ceilings are something that makes every space look subtle and more elegant. Many homes don’t have a high ceiling, but there is a solution to that. By using tall furniture you can make almost every ceiling look higher. Bookshelves, tall floor lamps, and tall plants are a great way to make a ceiling seem higher than it is.

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This decorating secret comes from Jason Oliver Nixon. Jason explains:

“Use tall pieces in a low-height room. Short furnishings would make the ceiling feel that much lower to the ground.”

Collect Unique Pieces

Collecting unique pieces is fun and it can also make your home look truly engrossing and unique. You can find unique pieces of home décor online or go to a flea market and get something that catches your eye. After all, you don’t even need to buy anything. Instead, you can search through your garage or your loft and find some really interesting pieces which you can brighten up with a bit of spray paint. By collecting unique pieces of home décor you are creating a space that is truly one of a kind. 

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This tip comes from Stephanie Sabbe;

“The strange bust from the flea market, the weird painting you are drawn to Buy them all. Curate a space that is truly one of a kind.”

Add Texture

Neutral decor can be interesting if you include a variety of materials.

“I used a range—from fine-gauge and open-weave linen to raw silk and taffeta to cotton velvet and distressed velvet,” says California-based designer Ohara Davies-Gaetano. “Not only that but there’s also the contrast of matte sheens that absorb the light and lustrous sheens that reflect it.”

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Textures are a great way to give depth to any space. You can create a great combination of textures by adding different textural elements such as blankets, rugs, different pieces of home décor, etc.

Have Fun

We think that having fun and enjoying what you do is the most important part of every profession. Decorating your home is a journey that includes a lot of different tasks. It is important to enjoy every part of the journey because that’s the only way to create a space that you’ll truly love. If you enjoy what you do it is guaranteed that the final product will match or even exceed your expectations.

Eche Martinez explains:

“Make sure you’re having fun. What’s more fun than making your own home more beautiful?”

Thank you for reading our newest blog post. We hope you enjoyed reading it and learned something new about interior design. Remember to stay creative and enjoy the journey of making your home look even more beautiful. If you have any tips that you want to share with us feel free to leave a comment under this blog post.

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