5 decorating tips no designer will tell you

No matter how much internet research you do, there are some things that can only be taught by extensive experience. That is definitely the case with interior designers. Their years in the field has taught them tips and tricks that can never be taught by simply looking at photographs and ideas. So today, we are going to be sharing 5 decorating tips only designers know!


1. A sense of brightness

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This tip is especially recommended for all those Singaporean homes that are on the smaller side. While you may be using light, airy and breezy colours, the ambiance of your home may end up being kind of dull, so to counter that, you have to use some glamorous lighting for some instant appeal. Cove lights in ceiling and recessed lighting in cabinets seems to work really well.


2. Connect your in-built furniture

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When you’re going for in-built furniture anyway, it’s best to connect them for a more holistic outlook. For example, if you have a customized in-built wardrobe in your bedroom, why not design it so that it has an attached floating nightstand-come-study-nook extending out of it. This way, you can save a lot of space and have stylish furnishings at the same time.


3. Use metals for impact

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Metallic surfaces of every kind have a way of introducing an impactful vibe in your homes. Whether it is the deep-set accent tones of copper or whether it’s the sleek, sophisticated impression of chrome plated appliances, such accents always have a way of livening up even the dullest of interior spaces.


4. Right mirror placement

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While mirrors are quite the trending interior design accessory, their placement is quite challenging to get right. You cannot simply erect them randomly in a space that you see fit. On the contrary, you need to place them where they can reflect the most light. This way, not only will your interior seem brighter, but they’ll also seem more spacious.


5. The 30%-60%-10% ratio

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There is an art to implementing colour palates that you tend to comprehend only with experience. However, you can try to follow it with this thumb rule: around 60% of the room has to feature the dominant colour scheme and 30% of it has to follow the secondary colour scheme. The rest of the 10% is supposed to be dedicated to the accent colours.


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