12 Home Decor Tips and Tricks – Best Kept Designer Secrets

These aren’t tricks or skills that take years to master. Anyone can do them from day one. Consider this a foundation for developing your own quirky, creative, rule-breaking intuition.

5. Resist the urge to be too theme-y



You know the hallmarks: beadboard, a blue and white nautical palette, some sailboat paintings. But this has been done so many times, it lacks individuality. In this room, the coastal vibe was achieved through a palette, artwork and materials that give the effect without drawing on the obvious clichés.

6. Create a focal point


Your focal point might be a dramatic hood in the kitchen, a mantel and art piece in the living room or a headboard in the bedroom. Whatever it is, choose something that will draw attention. In this room the fireplace and the lighting work together as a collective focal point, bringing your eye right to the centre of the composition and anchoring it there.