Learn how to decorate like an interior designer

Learn how to decorate like an interior designer

Does your New York home need a makeover, but you don't know where to start? If your space is looking outdated or a bit boring, you don't necessarily have to tackle major home improvement projects. In fact, some simple decorating rules can take your place from drab to fab. Learn how to decorate like a true interior designer with these helpful tips:

  • De-clutter: A little storage space goes a long way. Often, unwanted clutter such as newspapers, magazines and old trinkets can pile up in your home. This definitely takes away from the overall aesthetic. Now that we are in the middle of spring, make it a point to clean out your home. Host a yard sale or donate unwanted items. As for the stuff you want to keep, use stylish storage boxes to stay organized.
  • Spruce up your space with vibrant colors: "When a particular room is feeling blah, start by looking at the colors in it," writes Houzz contributor Christine Tusher. "Does one hue dominate? (Yes, brown counts.) Is every color a neutral? If so, liven things up by pulling in one or two bold colors through accent pieces." This is especially relevant for the spring and summer months.

New custom window coverings can certainly improve the look of any room in your house. As always, if you're in need of new custom curtains and drapes, shades, blinds or shutters this spring, be sure to contact Metropolitan Window Fashions for a complimentary at-home appointment. Our home design consultants can ensure that your space is stylish and looks like you hired an expert interior designer!