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15 Secrets Design Enthusiasts Should Know

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With the design space evolving faster than ever, it's no surprise that some homeowners have not been able to hop onto that bandwagon of change simply because of how far in the past their homes were constructed. But it doesn't have to be as complex as tearing your home apart - all you need are some clever ways to integrate newer design ideas into your existing space. If you are looking to spruce up the decor of your home, you have come to the right place! Take a look at these 15 design secrets compiled by the interior designers and decorators at homify.



1. Splurge on the master bath

- Studio Gritt Modern bathroom

1. Splurge on the master bath

Take things up a notch with the master bath by integrating glass dividers and pendant lights. A wooden stairway leading to the bath adds texture and color to the area.

Take things up a notch with the master bath by integrating glass dividers and pendant lights. A wooden stairway leading to the bath adds texture and color to the area.

2. Make use of wallpaper

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2. Make use of wallpaper

Wallpaper can be your best interior decor friend, especially if you are someone who likes to switch things around from time to time. This bamboo inspired wallpaper works exceptionally well with floral carpets.

Wallpaper can be your best interior decor friend, especially if you are someone who likes to switch things around from time to time. This bamboo inspired wallpaper works exceptionally well with floral carpets.

3. Use the ceiling to redefine the space

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3. Use the ceiling to redefine the space

This spiral ceiling, lined with faux lighting serves as the focal point of the room, complemented beautifully by the purple spiral-inspired headboard.

This spiral ceiling, lined with faux lighting serves as the focal point of the room, complemented beautifully by the purple spiral-inspired headboard.

4. Sleek patterns can transform the room

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4. Sleek patterns can transform the room

This simple bedroom comprises a dual-toned accent wall that integrates teal and white in a stunning fashion, working well when combined with a wooden and teal wardrobe.

This simple bedroom comprises a dual-toned accent wall that integrates teal and white in a stunning fashion, working well when combined with a wooden and teal wardrobe.

5. Introduce wicker

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5. Introduce wicker

This wicker-inspired dining room plays with colors and textures, making it a real standout. The blue and white carpet is simply the icing on the cake.

This wicker-inspired dining room plays with colors and textures, making it a real standout. The blue and white carpet is simply the icing on the cake.

6. Combine old, and new decor

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6. Combine old, and new decor

The dining table makes use of an antique table with eclectic upholstery while the wall unit and ceiling integrate modern decor.

The dining table makes use of an antique table with eclectic upholstery while the wall unit and ceiling integrate modern decor.

7. Embrace a classic white kitchen

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7. Embrace a classic white kitchen

This kitchen takes on an all-white look, with lighter-toned motifs adorning the walls. Pastel green-lined cabinets with faux lighting complete the room.

This kitchen takes on an all-white look, with lighter-toned motifs adorning the walls. Pastel green-lined cabinets with faux lighting complete the room.

8. Play with shapes

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8. Play with shapes

Geometric shapes can transform a room instantly as this living room demonstrates. The accent wall features circular and semi-circular shelves that are complemented by the chequered ceiling.

Geometric shapes can transform a room instantly as this living room demonstrates. The accent wall features circular and semi-circular shelves that are complemented by the chequered ceiling.

9. Layering is key

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9. Layering is key

Layer your rooms with drapes, blinds, curtains, carpets, and rugs to transform them into a warm, cozy, and welcoming space. Lights help to tie the room together.

Layer your rooms with drapes, blinds, curtains, carpets, and rugs to transform them into a warm, cozy, and welcoming space. Lights help to tie the room together.

10. Don't underestimate the coffee table

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10. Don't underestimate the coffee table

A well-proportioned statement coffee table works well in an open seating plan, helping to tie the room together by serving as a focal point as does this three-legged upholstered coffee table.

A well-proportioned statement coffee table works well in an open seating plan, helping to tie the room together by serving as a focal point as does this three-legged upholstered coffee table.

11. Use murals

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11. Use murals

Murals can breathe life into space and is the simplest way to spruce up a room. Consider a well-proportioned mural to adorn the accent wall.

Murals can breathe life into space and is the simplest way to spruce up a room. Consider a well-proportioned mural to adorn the accent wall.

12. Choose the right lighting

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12. Choose the right lighting

The right choice of lights can transform a space instantly - consider a combination of pendant lights and ceiling lights, along with faux lights for the best effect.

The right choice of lights can transform a space instantly - consider a combination of pendant lights and ceiling lights, along with faux lights for the best effect.

13. Consider accent furniture

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13. Consider accent furniture

Accent furniture such as this semi-circular one is all you need to make a statement. Consider placing it around a circular center table to make it seems like two pieces of a puzzle.

Accent furniture such as this semi-circular one is all you need to make a statement. Consider placing it around a circular center table to make it seems like two pieces of a puzzle.

14. Marble tiled stairway

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14. Marble tiled stairway

Consider a marble-tiled stairway to reel in a touch of grandness into your home. Wooden railings complement the tiles perfectly bringing forth a rich contrast.

Consider a marble-tiled stairway to reel in a touch of grandness into your home. Wooden railings complement the tiles perfectly bringing forth a rich contrast.

15. A touch of greenery

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15. A touch of greenery

There's no better way to welcome nature into your home than with potted plants aesthetically placed to decorate the room.

Reel in color and charm with these 17 striking bold wall colors!

There's no better way to welcome nature into your home than with potted plants aesthetically placed to decorate the room.

Reel in color and charm with these 17 striking bold wall colors!