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12 home decor hacks the pros use to create perfect interiors

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Has this ever happened to you? You return home with your purchase of an exciting new colour of paint for the living room or dreamy curtains for the bedroom. Then, when you complete your DIY decorating project, it just falls flat? What do the professionals know that you don't?

We've got a list of 12 decorating hacks professional interior designers use to create perfectly put-together homes. With a little ingenuity and elbow grease, you can get the chic look you crave for your home. You can always connect with interior designers and decorators on homify to get it right the first time!

Save time, money, and grief by picking up some wisdom from our list. Ready to learn some hacks you'll actually use? Let's start our list at number 1!

1. A quick and easy design hack is to give your room a fresh look with new cushions. Mix up the styles for a vibrant look.

2. Adding colour to a room is awesome. But when your palette is already complete, try adding texture to the room. Wicker furniture, plush rugs, and textured walls all make a room look more beautiful.

3. Low furniture will give your home a casual feel and create the illusion of more height. Want to go even higher? Put those curtains all the way to the top!

 Living room by Campbell Watson
Campbell Watson

Tufty Time Sofa by B&B Italia

Campbell Watson

4. Don't block light from entering your home, keep furniture away from the windows. A bright home is inviting and fresh.

 Bedroom by Living It Up
Living It Up

Roma Natural Walnut Bed

Living It Up

5. Mirrors in your home create depth, brighten up dark spots, and keep you looking fine, too. What's not to love?

 Corridor & hallway by MAAD Architectes
MAAD Architectes

Entrée fonctionnelle et esthétique

MAAD Architectes

6. A bold statement anchors a room together. Invest in pieces for your home and style the look around that focal point.

 Bathroom by Drummonds Bathrooms
Drummonds Bathrooms

Drummonds Case Study: European Retreat, Denmark

Drummonds Bathrooms

7. Wallpaper can add depth to a small room. It's a fun and noncommittal way to spice up your design!

 Walls & flooring by OH Wallpaper
OH Wallpaper

Cravo Preto

OH Wallpaper

8. Light coloured ceilings make rooms feel taller and brighter. Paint it brighter then the walls of your home for optimum height.

  by Arc 3 Architects & Chartered Surveyors
Arc 3 Architects & Chartered Surveyors

Master Bedroom with Vaulted Ceiling – As Built

Arc 3 Architects & Chartered Surveyors

9. Decorate your windows. Curtains, blinds, and shades are underused canvases in your home.

12 Tommy Prince Road SW:  Bathroom by Sonata Design
Sonata Design

12 Tommy Prince Road SW

Sonata Design

10.Walk on the dark side. Accessorize with bright furniture and decor if you go dark on your walls.

11. Business on the left, party on the right. You can visually divide a room up with shelves and lighting to create a workspace in your living room.

12. Use innovative room dividers in an apartment or studio. Choose ones that give your home a sense of flow but still create separate living spaces.

 Living room by CO:interior
CO:interior

Медовая геометрия_гостиная в современном стиле

CO:interior

After reading our list, you'll be well on your way to putting together a fresh and professionally styled look for your home. 

More home decorating inspo awaits you on homify! Check out our feature on 8 cozy minimalist ideas for your work space and our feature on 20 things to turf from your home once you're in your 30s!

What's your favourite hack for professionally styled interiors?
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