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Do you ever flip through home decor magazines and feel inspired, but then don’t know how to translate those high-end looks into your own home? It can be tricky to create a stylish and modern interior design without going overboard. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Here are 8 tips to help you achieve a classy and chic look in your home. Enjoy!

I like to play with textures and sparkles to help make the space evoke a feeling.

1. BEGIN WITH A SPECIFIC PLAN FOR A COLOR SCHEME

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The very first step is to create a color palette. You can define this in a design board layout, in a rendering, or even in a painting or mixed media collage to define the overall feel of a space. I recommend sticking to a 4 color max color palette. From room to room, the design can evolve in other ways. In each room, you can create a sense of harmony.

2. LET THE GOLD HANG OUT

Metallic finishes already add plenty of sparkles, but the sheen will make a bigger impact in a variety of colors.

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3. PUT INVESTMENT PIECES FRONT AND CENTER

If you truly love something, you’ll want to put it on display. I am in love with the Marble tulip coffee table. That would definitely be my front and centerpiece to display.

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I am also a fan of the Egg Chair design and how well is flows with other design aesthetics.

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4. FAKE HEIGHT WITH LOW FURNITURE

Create strong verticals and avoid the horizontals. Use low furniture so the room seems taller. Check out the Ibiza chair like the one pictured below. 

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5. WARM UP A ROOM & MAKE IT APPEAR LARGER WITH A MIRROR

Mirrored panels can be quite elegant and are an important element to give your room a spacious look.

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6. DON’T CUT YOUR BUDGET ON THE SOFA

Put some money into a comfortable, well-made sofa that you’ll have forever. I am a fan of the Chesterfield sofa design. I love tufted furniture and the contrast between the tufts and the leather on this sofa creates a beautiful texture!

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7. PILE ON THE PILLOWS FOR EXTRA LUXE

one pair of pillows looks skimpy. Use two pairs, in contrasting patterns, colors, and textures. Take a chance on small pillows, they look like something that came with the furniture.

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8. GO DEEP WITH LAYERS IN SMALL SPACES

Small living spaces don’t have to feel cramped. When decorating your small space into a modern interior design masterpiece, you must be smart with your layout. Use space wisely and take advantage of your vertical storage options.

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  • It’s so important to keep the couch at the top of the budget rather than trying to go cheap. A good couch will perfectly fit the style of the room and be comfortable which is usually not the cheapest option. Creating a budget and making it clear to the interior designer would be a good way to ensure you get the couch you need and save costs on other things.

  • It’s so important to keep the couch at the top of the budget rather than trying to go cheap. A good couch will perfectly fit the style of the room and be comfortable which is usually not the cheapest option. Creating a budget and making it clear to the interior designer would be a good way to ensure you get the couch you need and save costs on other things.