Room decorator ideas: Tips & tricks from interior designers

by Nancy Brenseke 08/07/2022

While it's never been simpler to plan your DIY design using virtual home decorating tools, you can still get valuable room decorating ideas from the experts. Your decor can make or break a first impression and affect how you feel in your own home. To help inspire you, here are some decorating tips and tricks from the pros:

Try a dramatic light fixture

It's no secret, lighting can thoroughly change the aesthetics of a room. However, one tip from designers is to take it a step further by using a dramatic light fixture somewhere in your home. You could achieve this using an artistic floor lamp in the living room or a statement chandelier over the dining room table.

Decorate with large plants

Large indoor plants have always been included in room decorator ideas. Not only do plants bring life to a space, they can make a stunning design statement. If you want to avoid caring for live plants, you can also use artificial alternatives. With some modern options, you can barely tell the difference.

Invest in art

Investing in at least one quality art piece will not only enhance the room it's in, but provide you with valuable inspiration and guidance for things like color schemes and texture in your decor. Room decorators recommend splurging on either one large piece or several small pieces, mounted or framed.

Consider wallpaper

Wallpaper might seem intimidating, but modern advancements have made it easier than ever to apply and take down. You can even use virtual interior design programs to preview wallpaper in a given room. By using virtual and augmented reality apps, you can make better decisions about what wallpaper will work best in your space. Don't forget, you can use wallpaper for accent walls and alcoves instead of entire rooms as well.

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Nancy Brenseke

I love the ocean, sand and sunshine! That's why I call Hilton Head Island/Bluffton my home! I relocated to Hilton Head Island over 20 years ago from North Carolina after graduating from East Carolina University - Go Pirates! I continue to be successful in real estate for the past 13 Years and with my experience working with top resorts and gated communities, I have cultivated attention to detail, understand the importance of listening first and have the positive "Can Do" attitude in all situations. I offer my sellers and buyers the BEST advice to achieve their real estate goals. I enjoy spending time with my family boating on the May River, attending festivals along Old Town Bluffton and building sandcastles on HHI beaches.  

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