Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Want a designer look for your home? Here are 5 tips to help you decorate like a designer. Check back later for 5 more!
1. Clear Clutter
Even functional storage can contribute to your design idea: use a basket, crate, armoire or lockers as “decorative storage.” I feel like trays are my secret weapon. Kid’s rooms can get really messy, so I use lots of storage in my son’s sports room to keep it clean.
2. Vary lighting
Choose from lamps, pendants, unique chandeliers, sconces or recessed lighting. Just don’t use them all at the same time.
3. Group decor in odd numbers
Even is out, odd is in! Three mirrors are better than 2 or 4.
4. Add a mirror
The reflected light from a mirror will brighten and visually enlarge any space. It also adds a classic touch.
5. Add a rug
Rugs help define spaces for furniture placement and add color and texture, as well.
Check back for Part 2–five more tips to take your space from stuck to stylish. Which tip will your try first?
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