Room by Room Tips to Make Your Home Look Like You Hired an Interior Designer

By Kathleen Jennison

Hiring an Interior Designer is a big deal and a big investment, but just in case you can’t hire an interior designer, here are room-by-room tips to make it look like you hired an interior designer. You can easily do this by implementing one of these tips, or all of them.

Wallpaper is making a big comeback and the perfect room to get your feet wet with wallpaper is the foyer. Adding intensely patterned wallpaper to the entry walls is surprisingly unifying and makes a dramatic entrance. Large scale geometric patterns add life to a modern style, while a floral pattern feels elegant. Add a floral pattern in a monochromatic color palette and you can easily take an entry from “eh” to “oh” with only a bolt of wallpaper.

You Hired an Interior Designer for Your Living Room
Area rugs can be a source of inspiration in your entire living room design. Many designers start their design from the floor and work their way up. By starting with the area rug, you can pull colors for paint, furniture, and accessories making the whole room feel pulled together and purposeful.

You Hired an Interior Designer for Your Dining Room
With many newer home designs offering an open kitchen, it’s sometimes difficult to define the different spaces in one large multi-purpose room. Consider an overscaled light fixture over the dining space paired with an oversized chunky wood dining table. Match the overscaled light fixture and chunky wood table with translucent chairs to lighten the mood and shake it up a bit.

You Hired an Interior Designer for Your Kitchen
Next to the kitchen cabinets, the appliances will be the next largest expense in a kitchen remodel, but remember kitchen appliances don’t have to always be stainless steel. White or colored ones can add airiness to an otherwise dreary or small kitchen.

You Hired an Interior Designer for Your Bedroom
Bifold closet doors (or worst yet, bypass mirrored closet doors) can be replaced with bold curtains. Hang them hotel style (floor to ceiling) with rods and rings under an upholstered “header.” Match the curtains to your wall color for a chic vibe.

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KTJ Design Co.
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