Nine designer’s tips for upping your decorating game

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1. Look to your travels for texture

“My design aesthetic has always been intensely personal. As you look to update a room you’ve lived in for years, or if you’re starting fresh in a new home, begin by curating what you have. I like to bring together groupings of well-traveled objects, textiles, decorative accessories and furniture . . . things that represent the people who live there. Think hand-woven elements, thick textiles, objects that have patina and mix in with beautiful, neutral upholstery and furniture. A well-designed room is one that is layered and feels assembled over time.”-Nate Berkus, New York

2. Choose a big mirror for big impact

“Whenever presented with a narrow, unadorned space or merely a blank wall, remember that a large mirror acts like adding a window to a room. This simple trick works because the reflection gives the perception of another space beyond, and as you move around, so does the view.”-Patrick Sutton, Baltimore

3. Think beyond recessed lights

“One of my go-to design techniques that I find adds a timeless touch to modern interiors is the use of flush-mounted lighting and wall-mounted sconces in lieu of a sea of recessed ceiling lights, which can often feel impersonal.”-Thom Filicia, New York

read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/nine-decorating-tips-from-some-of-the-countrys-top-designers/2016/01/26/ac4cef72-b3fa-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html

 

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