Make Your Home Look ‘Magazine Good’

We have all flipped through home interior and decoration magazines and seen the immaculate looking rooms that fill up the pages. But when you move the magazine down from in front of your face, what you see before you usually doesn’t quite match up!

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Of course, if you want to get a great finish, your best course of action is hiring a professional like Sasha deBretton. But there are also a few little tricks that you can do on your own. Here are just a few of them for you to try.

Personalize Furniture

When you buy furniture, you want it to last for as long as possible. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t give it a refresh from time to time. The perfect way of doing this is with throw pillows and blankets. Try mixing a variety of shapes, sizes and textures to give your furniture a nice casual feel. And when you feel like a change, it is easy and cheap enough to buy some new ones.

Declutter Your Surfaces

One thing that you never see in the magazines is a great deal of clutter, so try to store things away as much as possible. Some nice wicker baskets have a classic feel to them and they give you the room to store all manner of things that have been taking up space. If your find that your kids’ toys are constantly all over the place, a classic toy chest or extendable basket could be the perfect solution. When you are looking for storage devices, try getting some that make the most of the height of your room too.

White Towels and Robes in the Bathroom

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There is something luxurious about the color white – particularly when it is used in the bathroom. So, try keeping a stack of fresh and fluffy towels in the bathroom and it instantly starts to feel like a spa. If you have a couple of robes hanging from the back of the door then this can really add the finishing touches.

Bring in Some Nature

All magazine houses have plenty of houseplants and flowers decorating the place, and even adding one or two can brighten up a room and there are also health benefits associated with doing this too. Of course, some of these plants require more upkeep than others so you could try putting some branches in a clear vase which can also add an instant fresh feeling to a space.

Use Contrasting Colors

Though many people prefer their rooms to be mainly decorated in more neutral colors, you one or two brighter items can really stand out and will make the room appear more lived-in and less sterile. In the living room, this could be a bright throw while in the kitchen it could be a vibrant item of cookware.

These are just five possibilities of ways you can make your house more ‘magazine ready’. Try them out yourself and see what a difference they could make!

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