10 Interior Design Tips From Renowned Designers

Kelly Wearstler emphasizes the power of negative space. Not every corner needs to be filled; sometimes, the empty space can speak volumes.

1. Embrace Negative Space

Jonathan Adler suggests blending different eras and styles. Pairing a modern table with vintage chairs, for instance, can create a rich, layered look.

2. Mix Old and New

 According to Nate Berkus, starting with a neutral palette for the big items, like sofas and rugs, allows for versatility in accessorizing.

3. Start with a Neutral Base

As per Bunny Williams, it's better to wait and save for one quality piece than to buy several mediocre ones. Quality pieces last longer and can become focal points.

4. Invest in Quality

Victoria Hagan believes that the function should dictate the form. Ensure that the room serves its purpose comfortably before focusing on aesthetics.

5. Function First

Martyn Lawrence Bullard recommends using mirrors to amplify light and make spaces feel larger. Placing them opposite light sources can maximize their effect.

6. Use Mirrors Strategically

For Kelly Hoppen, texture is as important as color. Incorporating a mix of materials can add depth and tactile richness to a space.

7. Play with Texture

According to Joanna Gaines, your home should reflect your personality. Choose items that resonate with you, even if they're not "on-trend."

8. Stick to Your Authenticity

Jean-Louis Deniot suggests mixing high-end with budget-friendly. This approach not only saves money but also creates a more personalized, eclectic feel.

9. Balance Highs and Lows

Jamie Drake believes in the transformative power of lighting. Layer different light sources (ambient, task, and accent) to create mood and functionality.

10. Experiment with Lighting

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