5 Tips on How to Decorate Like a Pro

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hiring an interior designer can be expensive. If you are looking for ways to spruce up your home on a budget, follow the tips below.

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Put the Toys Away

If you have kids your home is full of toys. You don’t have to get rid of the toys, just beautifully disguise them. You can use a large ottoman. Choose a linen ottoman with studded accents for a classic look. If you need something that is easy to clean, change the linen fabric for leather material. Leather can easily be cleaned.

Its ok to have a wooden toy box in the room, just opt for something a little classier than a bright red plastic toy box. Try a white wooden box for a farmhouse chic look. This can be a peice that is used as an accent.

Whatever style you choose to go with, just remember that it needs to be easy for a child to put their toys away, or you may end up with toys everywhere.


Adding a rug to a room can really dress it up. Try a rug with a bold pattern to be a focal point or dramatic accent. A solid color rug is a great way to add color to the room.  Rugs are also good for high traffic areas, which can damage flooring.

Window Treatments

Blinds are not enough. White blind can make a room look boring. You should use window treatments to add some style to the room. If you have a run in the room, the treatments you use should match. They don’t have to be the exact pattern, but they should have colors that match.

Accent Pieces

These are the smaller details that pull a room together. Add throw pillows and even a throw blanket on the sofa. This accents should match the rug and window treatments. Again, it doesn't have to be the same pattern, but a matching color. This is a good time to play with textures. You can add two pillows or as many as you would like. Mix and match textures, patterns, and colors.

Add picture frames and floral arrangements to the room to add a little style and flare. These are the small details that make the room more interesting.

Statement Pieces

This is the really fun part. You can get a little while with this. If you have white or light gray walls, throw in a bold red or lime green sofa to really add a wow factor to the room. You can also choose chairs that are unusually shaped. With your statement furniture, think outside the box. This piece will be the focal point of the rooms.

Remember, choose styles and furniture for your style and everyday use. The last thing you want is to constantly worry about cleaning it or messing it up.