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When it comes to interior decoration, building plans, or organization, it can often feel overwhelming to identify the best approach, especially for the beginner. And as we get older and tackle more projects, we learn and evolve to minimize the errors.

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Here are some advantageous information and advice from experienced interior designers.

1. SELECT A STYLE

Selecting an interior design style in the beginning will help you keep your space cohesive and focused. There are plenty of decorating styles to choose from—like Tuscan, mid-century modern, industrial, or Scandinavian. Many of them come with their own, unique design elements, color schemes or color palettes, and even styles of wall-art. Familiarize yourself with several different styles, including what design trends are popular right now, to get a taste for what styles and decorating ideas you like.

2. FOCAL POINT AND BALANCE

Every room should have an interesting or beautiful piece as the focal point that can attract attention, such as a piece of art or a nice couch. But when there is too many focus point in a living space, it will start to feel overwhelming and unfocused. Likewise, in order to achieve balance in each room, the size, texture, and placement of furniture and accents, need to be considered to distribute their visual weight so as to create a complete and balanced room.

3. REMEMBER TO THINK ABOUT LIGHTING

A well-designed room can be ruined by improper lighting, so be sure to incorporate lighting into your plan and budget. Natural light from windows, floor lamps, overhead lighting, accent lighting, and white or light-colored walls and furniture are all great ways to open up a dark or small space.

4. SPACE IS A LUXURY

A common design mistake is to fill every open space with ornaments, resulting in a cluttered look that is also not practical and comfortable. No one likes to be in an environment that can't unfold while having to deal with their stuff because there's nowhere to put them. Try leaving spaces open either to add more decorations later, or make room for small indulgences and create a neater and more comfortable space. It feels more like a luxury to sit in a comfortable chair with space for your phone, a book you're reading, and coffee.

5. FILL ROOMS WITH SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE

It's incredible how much transform your home can make by taking inspiration from hotel styles and bringing that signature scent to your home. Luxury hotels choose a key scent throughout which then becomes associated with that place. Adopt this scent by choosing your own signature scent to captivate the scene. There's no place like home, so make sure all your senses are alerted to the feeling of home when the moment you step through the door. Use the best home fragrances for you with scented candles, diffusers, and essential oils.

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