Shhh… want to know a decorating secret? How about 5 decorating secrets that no one has ever told you about?
There are tons and tons of decorating tips that make any room look fabulous and professionally done. But some of the best decorating secrets are kept to the professionals. I will reveal 5 decorating secrets that no one wants you to know.
Don’t forget your fifth wall.
The ceiling can and should be decorated too! In fact, it adds interest, draws your eye upward and becomes a cozier space to gather in. If your walls are neutral add a bold color to the ceiling or patterned or textured wallpaper to add a punch of color. If you have architectural ceilings such as coiffured or barrel, by all means go to town with color to show off those decorative beauties! It would be a sin not to!
Quality rugs can be used in bathrooms.
Yup! I said it! Instead of a plain bath mat, give your bathroom some class and elegance! High quality Tibetan rugs are created to handle wear and tear and even handle moisture like a champ! Go ahead and put your wet toes on that rug… shhh… it’s really okay!
Carolina Bunce creates a soothing and elegant master bath in her California home.
Matchy-Matchy not so catchy
Dining room chairs don’t have to match. In fact, it used to be the norm to buy matching dining room chairs and table but not so much anymore. You are missing a great opportunity to get creative and show some personality in your dining area! You can easily choose two different style seating that compliment each other and set them up in an alternating pattern to create a decorative look around the table.
Wallpaper as a quick fix for damaged walls
Have a damaged wall or boring builder-grade closet door? Cover it up with a decorative, pretty wallpaper. Elegant or fun wallpaper is an easy way to hide a flaw in the room. Wallpaper adds interest, color and design and is a great substitute for wall decor.
You can even put it on your ceiling to hide water spots (make sure you’ve repaired the leaky culprit first).
If you think an entire room is too busy with wallpaper, you can cover just one wall and have it look amazing.
You don’t need a sofa
Whhaaat??? Most homeowners believe there is an unwritten rule that you must have a sofa in a living room. I will dispel that rumor. It is incorrect and in fact, not having one creates a cozier more intimate setting for conversation among family and friends. It creates the ability to be more flexible in your seating arrangement. When entertaining guests, you have the ability to move the seating around as needed, when you use upholstered chairs or a love seat.
Okay if that wasn’t proof enough you can have a great conversation in these chairs… here’s another!
What was your favorite decorating tip you think you can use in your home?
So now you can go spread the word and homes all over the world can be more beautifully decorated.
Written by CT Interior Designer, Melanie Langford
All About Interiors, CT Interior Decorator.