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5 Ways to Style Your Home like an Interior Designer

Hiring the services of a professional to help you with interior designing does not fit within everyone's budget. This doesn't mean, however, that you need to compromise on style. A bit of research can help you get a fabulous looking home with a cost-effective interior design. Here are 5 quick interior decorating tips that you can use to revamp your home like a pro.

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Google it

The first step is to use the best tool we have at hand, the internet. Surf the web for rooms and styles that are similar to what you are looking for. Print out images you like and stick them on a board. Voila! You have your very own blueprint for interior design.

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Don't be afraid to mix and match ideas, until you find exactly what appeals to you. Interior design magazines are also very helpful as they are more specific in detail.

Out with the Old

Now that you know what you want your home to look like, you need to start by selling or disposing of furniture and upholstery that won't fit with the new look.

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Getting rid of clutter not only frees up all that wonderful space but also gives a boost to your budget and is one of the best interior design ideas for small house. Selling that old and heavy wooden bed might get you the cash for a wonderful sofa cum bed. Gray sofas do have an impact on your decor.

Choose a Color Theme

This is the first step in interior design for newbies. Look at all the internet images that you liked and note which colors are prominently used. This can be overwhelming so here's a little trick. Choose three colors that complement each other. For example, if you like brown, then your walls will be beige or off-white, your big furniture can be dark brown and your accessories, such as cushions, can be a bright red.

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Then again there are no fixed rules in interior design. The ultimate motive is that the final look should appeal to you.

Lighten up

Perfect lighting is the ultimate accessory to a great color scheme. Tasteful lighting can bring out the best in the shades of your walls and accessories. Moreover, lighting sets the mood for the room.

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Soft, golden lights can add a soothing touch to your bedroom and a graceful chandelier can create a much-needed spark to your living room.

Do it Differently

The trick to successful interior designing is to be innovative. Break free of traditional ideas of furnishing and be prepared to experiment.

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If your room is small, experiment with layering or built in furniture. If you want a purple wall, go ahead, and get it done. Include as much as it takes to personalize your space.

In interior designing, there is no right nor wrong. The only thing that matters is that the finished product should appeal to you. The whole point of interior designing is to get your home looking unique and unlike any other out there.

Joanna D'Souza

Joanna D'Souza

Joanna is a writer and pet parent. She spends time away from work with her dog and traveling with her husband. She’s a fan of the Beatles and loves rock and pop from the 80's.

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