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12 Design Tips That Will Instantly Elevate the Look and Feel of Your Home

Today I’m excited to share how to elevate your home by using these 12 tips that will instantly upgrade the look and feel of your home. These are actionable steps to create sophisticated and elevated spaces.

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Cohesive Interior Spaces

Let’s dive into tip number one – create cohesive interior spaces.

Consider your entire home when designing each room. Repetition of color, materials, and thoughtful attention to architectural details can tie everything together.

Curated Accessories

Tip number two focuses on curating your accessories. Group items by collections or display them thoughtfully.

Whether you prefer a maximalist or minimalist look, incorporating decorative accessories adds a layer of sophistication.

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Original Art

Tip number three encourages incorporating original art. Vintage or new, original art brings soul and charm to a space. Support local artists for a personalized touch.

Layers of Lighting

Number four suggests creating layers of lighting.

Use table lamps, floor lamps, sconces, chandeliers, and pendants. Install dimmers to adjust lighting levels and create a mood.

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Antique & Vintage Pieces

Tip number five advocates for incorporating vintage and antique pieces.

They add character, charm, and sustainability to your design. Explore local antique shops, thrift stores, or support local artists.

Mix of Materials

Tip number six emphasizes mixing materials in decor and hard surfaces.

Consider different textures, wood tones, metal finishes, and natural materials to create a sumptuous and sophisticated space.

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Sizing of Upholstery & Rugs

Number seven stresses the importance of mindful sizing for upholstery and rugs.

Anchor seating groups with appropriately sized rugs, and choose furniture that fits the scale of your room.

An Inviting Entry (Inside & Outside)

Tip number eight suggests designing both the inside and outside of your entry.

Make the entrance welcoming with furniture, lamps, artwork, mirrors, fresh flowers, and candles. Enhance curb appeal with potted plants and a welcoming mat.

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Play Up Your Outdoor Spaces

Play Up Your Outdoor Spaces Tip number nine encourages playing up your outdoor spaces.

Design them thoughtfully, adding plants, seating, and maybe a table for outdoor enjoyment.

Dressing Your Windows

Tip number ten highlights the importance of adding window dressings.

Whether drapery panels, cafe curtains, or Roman shades, window treatments add sophistication and coziness to a room.

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Integrating Audio-Visual

Number eleven suggests elevating your home through the auditory experience.

Integrate audio-visual equipment like recessed speakers or sound systems to enhance the ambiance with music.

Fresh Flowers & Plants

The twelfth and final tip is the easiest – add fresh flowers and plants.

This simple touch brings character, charm, and vitality to your spaces.

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Thanks for Reading

I’d love to know which tip was your favorite and which one you’ll be incorporating into your home design. Follow our daily design adventures on Instagram @ashleychildershome and Pinterest at ashleychildersco. To see the full YouTube video on How to Elevate Your Home, click below.

Remember, good design is for everyone, so create a home that inspires you, have fun elevating your room designs, and fall in love with where you live, one room at a time.

XO, Ashley

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