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Interior Decorating Best Kept Secrets

Decorating and re-decorating your home can be really fun. It’s amazing how little adjustments can make a huge difference to the room.

However, not many people have an eye for design. That’s why it’s good to have some handy tips that will help you make the best interior design choices.

Over the years interior designers have formulated some interior décor hacks that they kept secret. I came across some which will help make a difference to your interior decorating.

 

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  1. Base your colour scheme on a focal item

Deciding on the right set of colours to decorate your room can be a bit tricky. And sometimes when you do come up with your “ideal” set of colours, you find out that your furniture doesn’t match your colour scheme by the time you bring it in.

A clever insider secret to interior décor is to base your colour scheme on a focal item in your room. For example, if the most prominent item in your room is a turquoise and gold mural, then the colour scheme of your room should include turquoise and gold.

 

  1. Create height

Not many homes were constructed with high ceilings. High ceilings give the illusion of more space. But when you’re faced with a room with low ceilings, then furnishing it with low furniture will help give your room some balance. Low furniture like chairs, couches and coffee tables should have shorter legs to make the ceiling of the room look a lot higher than what it really is.

 

  1. Bring the investment pieces up front

When you walk into the room there should be a statement piece that will draw you into the room. A statement piece usually defines the mood of a room. Invest in a large beautiful painting on the wall or smart antique furniture as they make excellent statement pieces. Once you have them in your room don’t keep them hidden in the background. Bring them up front and let the room light up with their presence.

 

  1. Invest in a quality sofa

Don’t skimp on your sofa. That’s where you and your guests will spend most of their time when they come to visit. So, you must invest in a quality sofa to give your room or living area a comfy feel. Make sure that the sofa you choose is comfortable and made of quality materials that will last long and not wear out quick.

 

  1. Strategically hang your mirrors

Mirrors, especially the decorative type, can make a room look really charming and sophisticated. However, interior designers see mirrors as more than just a decorative item. A mirror can be used as a tool to help in your interior decoration. When placed in strategic locations, a mirror can make a room look a lot larger than it really is. If the room you want to decorate doesn’t let in much natural light, you can place a mirror directly opposite the window to reflect the light to the whole room. This makes your room naturally brighter.

 

What do you think of these Interior Decorating Best Kept Secrets?

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5 Spring Home Decor Trends

It feels like it is taking forever, but spring is almost around the corner. The days are getting longer, and it is time to start thinking of spring home decor trends to refresh your home. It feels so good to wave goodbye to winter, once this expected ice cold weather from Russia passes. I have personally had enough of the cold season, and can’t wait for the warmer weather to kick in.

Here are some quick ways to freshen up your home this spring, with home interior decor pieces from Cox & Cox.

 

Loretta Mirror
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You all know how much I love wall mirrors. I think they serve as great home decor and they are perfect for adding an extra touch to your interior.

This Loretta wall mirror would be a lovely interior addition. It features a brass abstract sunburst design frame and round mirrored surface. And I think it is a real beauty. Do you agree?

 

Geometric Lantern 

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Candles are great for adding personality and warmth to a room. Plus they also smell amazing. Which makes decorative candle holder a great way to spice up your home this spring/summer.

This beautiful Geometric candle lantern is crafted from glass and metal with a burnished brass finish. It features an intricate design of triangular glass panels, which will catch and refract the light from your favourite candle. I think it would be a great interior addition. I am so in love with the stunning design.

 

Cross Leg Bedside Table

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Bedside tables are necessities for every bedroom. I find that they are very useful, and they add an extra touch of glamour to the room, especially when they are of good quality.

This Cross Leg Bedside table is a great option. It is made from solid pine with a grey stained top. This beautiful bedside table features a unique cross-legged design and a single handy drawer for storage. I like the fact that it is made from solid pine wood.

 

 

Cage Chandelier

 

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Ceiling lights work great for adding some beauty to any room. I love having them around the house, and this Cage Chandelier by Cox & Cox is a beauty to behold. It is crafted from iron with a black finish, and features a round mesh cage encircling a petite classic chandelier, with decorative glass droplets and a black chain flex.

I really like the oversized look of this Cage Chandelier. It would look amazing in a dining room, lounge or bedroom.

 

Distressed Clock

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A wall clock is a great practical way to refresh your home this spring/summer. Oversized wall clocks have the power to draw attention to any wall.

This Distressed Wall Clock is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It features a rustic aged metal iron frame with a distressed gold effect finish. And it is a great home accessory.

 

 

What do you think of these interior pieces? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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5 Home Decorative Ideas for 2018

With spring round the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about updating some parts of the house. If you browse the internet, you will find lots of home decorative ideas for 2018. I have been on a few websites myself, and I found most of them quite useful, especially the article on Elle Decor.

 

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Here are a few home decorative ideas you could try thus year –

 

Carpet Tiles

A great way to update the look of a room is through the use of carpet tiles. Carpet tiles can be used as a great way of making your home stand out. You need to ensure you have your commercial carpet tiles properly fitted by a professional, to ensure a good job is done.

Don’t attempt this DIY this job if you are not sure of what you need to do.

 

Fluffy Rug

We have a few fluffy rugs and I believe there is still room for more. Fluffy rugs in a room looks very comfy and cosy. I think they are great home decorating items.

I always advise you shop for a fluffy rug in flesh, so there are no nasty surprises. It is best to head out to shops and have a feel of that rug you have your eye on.

 

Some Paint

Having your walls painted is a great way to change the look of any room. A fresh coat of paint would breathe a new life into a room. And it can be easily and cheaply done. All you need is the right supplies and you are good to go!

Do practice before you paint though. Test he roller on an extra piece of board to ensure it applies smoothly and evenly.

 

Wall Mirrors

Wall mirrors are a great way to redesign your home. They usually create this “WOW” factor. Creating an entryway with a wall mirror is a beautiful way to decorate.

Your front hall is the first part of the house so it makes sense to be it as welcoming as possible.

 

 

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Flowers

A nice bunch of flowers always good in a room. They are great for decorating a room, and adding some character. With the spring season almost here, I am looking forward to some weekly fresh flowers.

 

What do you think of these home decorative ideas for 2018? Do you have any home decor ideas to share? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

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