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Style Your Home Like An Interior Designer

Everyone wants their home to look crisp, clean, and pristine! And, as hard as we may try, there are a few design details we often miss. Whether it’s under-estimating our clutter or being too timid with our colors, the littlest thing can hinder our designer-inspired interiors.

Read on to find out the 5 details that will drastically enhance the look and ambiance of your home!

Tidy Up

Nandina Atlanta Interior Design Transitional BedroomImage Source: Nandina Home & Design

This probably seems like a no-brainer. One can’t expect to have a clean & clutter-free home if you don’t tidy up! But, aside from picking up after oneself (dishes...laundry), getting organized and taking time each day to put your space together will do wonders!

For example, not letting junk mail or recycling pile up is a good start! If you notice something out of place - put it away! If you notice something doesn’t have a place - create one! And, if you really want to go over and beyond - make your bed! Having your space put-together not only reflects a designer feel but will also make you feel happier!

Learn how to make your bed and get organized like the pros with a little help from Nandina Home & Design.

Mix & Match Patterns/Textiles

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If you’re not mixing and matching color or pattern (and you want to), now is the time! While minimalist homes are still very much a trend, there’s something warm and welcoming about a home that’s filled with exotic patterns and rich colors. As you can see, warm and cool colors look fabulous together, as do varying textures and prints.

Not convinced that color or pattern is for you? Find out How Patterns Can Change Your Home Decor… For The Better as well as the most popular prints and patterns used today.

The Right Sofa

Custom Sofa Heather BatesImage Source: Heather Bates Design

Finding the right sofa(s) for your home is crucial! First, you need to understand the purpose of your sofa. If you live with a large family, you’re not going to get away with having a small loveseat or settee. And, if you live by yourself, you probably don’t need a huge sectional.

Once you’ve honed in on your needs, careful consideration of fabrics (are there pets in the house?), color palette, firmness, etc… are all additional things to think about! Choosing a sofa can be one of the most time-consuming purchases, but it’s worth the investment in time and money.

Heather Bates has a great blog which offers tons of advice on choosing the right sofa, as well as which style you want to stay away from. Keep in mind, it is always better turning to an interior designer for sofa selection than attempting it on your own.


Fire Place Living Area Royal York TorontoImage Source: Lumar Interiors

It can be easy to get distracted with all the furnishings and forget about proportion and space. And, I know, lamps, throws, and decor can all be much more exciting, but the truth is that if you want a designer look, you need to keep the whole space in mind. This is especially true if your interior is small or your ceilings are low. The fix could be as easy as hanging some art or curtains, or as bold as a ceiling mural -- it’s really up to you!

For tricks on adding height to a room, check out one of my latest blogs on space planning.

The Right Decor

Living Room Abstract Art Contemporary DesignImage via Nandina Home & Design

It’s hard to define the “right” decor, but there are a few tips to putting your best foot forward. For one, books, artwork, houseplants, and fresh florals never fail to impress and they all offer varying scale and texture. You don’t want your decor to be all over the board, so choosing items that look unified is another great starting point - such as metals, glass, and artifacts.

It helps to find a starting point, whether that be a statement art piece, gallery wall, or lighting. Once you know the main focal point of the room, it will become easier to find other complementary pieces.

For a unique decor style, find tips from my blog on designing eclectically.

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Enjoy adding a touch of color, scale, texture, and decor to your home and reap the benefits of a polished interior design! Let me know which tips you chose to work with.

Wishing you all the best on your design update!♥