A couple of weeks ago, we looked together at some tips for decorating a home in style (you can find it here),

Today I would like to give more tips on decorating a home like a real pro!!!


Avoiding visual chaos will definitely make a big difference in the perception of your space!

By visual chaos, I mean anything that is unnecessary or can be a disruptive element, one on all television and computer cables!

But not only that, any toys around if you have small children and all those non-purely decorative items like remote controls can be!

Try to hide, settle everything that is not “needed”!

For TV, computer, or video game cables, there are conduits that you can also paint with the color of the wall if needed.

For toys, you can put them away in boxes or baskets, the latter decorate and give warmth to the room, you would have the classic “two birds with one stone”!

Avoid visual chaos - decorating like a pro

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Put the remotes arranged on a tray or buy those pockets that you can put on the sofa’s armrest.

Avoid visual chaos - decorating like a pro

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In the bathroom, you might think about getting all the same containers to fill with shampoo, conditioner, and liquid soap so that everything is coordinated and there are fewer colored bottles.

The same goes for the kitchen, for those products you may have on the countertop!

Doing this makes everything more intentional and studied like a pro!

Avoid visual chaos bathroom and kitchen - decorating like a pro

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Does that sound like strange advice?

In fact, it may not be usual, but it could make a big difference in decorating like a real pro!

Now, if you were to do color blocking on some wall or decide to paint only a portion, you would use this tape to mark off the part to be colored, right?

Well, think about also using it to calculate the footprint of the furniture or to hang a picture or even a wall sconce.

It’s a tremendous help because it allows you to really see what a piece of furniture might look like there, whether the rug is the right size, whether the picture is proportionate and at the right height…

All with an investment that could be called zero!

We talked about moldings and paneling to add sophistication to the room… Do you want to know how it would look? Well, draw it with the tape, and you will see it immediately.

There is nothing like seeing something with our eyes to see if it is for us or not, so draw your ideas with tape to see if it really works!

By the way, regarding paintings and wall sconces, if you poke holes in the tape, you will protect the plaster from those micro flaking, which can happen by driving a nail or using a drill.

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If you use rugs, this tape really becomes indispensable!

First of all, blocking the rug with tape will prevent it from shifting and thus moving from where you have placed it (this is avoided or at least greatly limited if heavy furniture or furnishings is blocking it)

The main reason is that you will prevent corners or edges from rising this way, making the rug less attractive to look at, but more importantly, risking then tripping over it!

That also applies if you put a rug on top of each other, as is very fashionable in America.

It is a double-sided tape that is really easy to remove and precisely avoids that unsightly twisting of the edge or corner!

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If you are not sure how to decorate a surface or what object to buy, the simplest and most impactful solution is to use vases with flowers or branches!

They bring color and vibrancy to the environment.

Adding something organic into the home is always a positive and stylish thing to do, and for decorating like a pro is really a must-have!

While it is true that in the case of plants these must be real, when it comes to small and potted arrangements, an exception can be made!

Let’s face it, flowers are an investment you can’t always make, not only financially but also in terms of time; going to the florist often may not always be feasible.

The same goes for looking for branches: if you don’t have a garden (and even then), you may not have time to go search for them.

Nowadays, finally, there are also really well-made fake flowers and branches that look real, so if you don’t overdo it, you can make decorations like that!

Then to give an extra touch of authenticity, if you put these flowers and/or branches in glass vases, add some water, and you’re done!

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Last time we talked about throw pillows, but don’t underestimate the decorative touch of blankets!

Blankets give that touch of warmth and color to any room.

You can put it on the back of the sofa in case it isn’t pretty to look at or, otherwise, to give it that extra interest.

You can lay it on the armrest either neatly folded or a bit like it was thrown for a more casual look.

Still in the living room, you could put one or more blankets in a basket beside the sofa.

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Even on the bed, putting a blanket over the bedspread, more or less width and more or less folded or ” thrown”, will give it an extra touch.

Blankets are really a classic that a pro uses to decorate the home and give it warmth and elegance!

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It is paramount to create a comfortable, as well as a beautiful, environment, and this can only be done by functionally arranging the furniture.

In the living room, arranging the furniture in such a way as to create a conversation area is particularly relevant.

If the seats are all facing the same side, there will be a sense that something is missing.

The excuse of the small living area is not valid, because we have seen that even there, you can still add a seat, even if it is just an ottoman!

Doing this will make the environment much more inviting!

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It might also be interesting to refresh your rooms, giving them a new life!

You can do this in essentially two ways:

– occasionally, try to move some furniture to give a new layout to the room; you could also find more functional solutions!

– If you don’t want to twist everything all the time, however, you can decorate, for example, according to the season!

We’ve talked about it for fall, but it’s not like you necessarily have to fill the house with decorations, as you maybe do at least at Christmas… in fact, you’ll merely need to change colors, textures, and patterns here and there.

The simplest thing is to change the slipcovers of pillows and perhaps the blankets.

If you have double curtains, you could change the colorful ones, or have some paintings to which you could merely change the inside print!

These are all things that don’t take up too much space but will give you different environments with delivered different feelings and emotions.

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These are little tricks a pro uses to decorate homes, always making them dynamic and never ordinary.

I hope this article on how decorating like a pro was helpful and you love it; in case, let me know in the comments!

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If you feel that your home, or some environment of it, does not reflect you enough, do not wait any longer and book your consultancy!

We are now in the last part of the year, and like every year, we start talking about home color trends for the coming year, each brand proposing its color of the year 2023.

While waiting for the very familiar color of the year 2023 by Pantone, let’s see what other brands in the industry are offering us!

This year too, the call is to nature, although no longer only on the green, is very strong, but some dared a little more!

– BENJAMIN MOORE: Raspberry blush

Benjamin Moore offers a vibrant and charismatic color this year, a coral mixed with red.

“Raspberry blush enlivens the senses with electrifying optimism!”

It is a powerful color, far from the neutrals proposed in 2022, which will give a touch of character to rooms.

You can use it in small doses, but you can also dare on doors or furniture up to walls!

Fun fact: To commemorate this year’s selection, Benjamin Moore collaborated with electro-funk duo Chromeo to highlight the optimistic tone of the palette and the dynamic role that color plays in personal expression, just like music (you can find the track on their website)

Benjamin Moore 2023

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Benjamin Moore proposes a whole palette of colors, which, for them, will be the trend of 2023.

As you can see, the colors, if you exclude conch shell and new age, are all quite bold and intense.

When using these colors, I recommend calming them down with neutrals, like the four proposed by Benjamin Moore himself!

Benjamin Moore 2023

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– SHERWIN WILLIAMS: Rendend point

Sherwin-Williams offers a warm and intriguing color that goes well with all styles.

Basically, it is a neutral color, an earthy color with a hint of pink, a color that helps you feel rooted!

It is a soothing color, so it is also suitable for the bedroom, giving a touch of personality.

It is versatile, so in addition to fitting all styles, it also goes well with most colors, although it gives its best with white and other warm colors!

Sherrwin Williams 2023

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Fun fact: Sherwin-Williams worked with Etsy to find a selection of items that would go well with this color.

Sherwin-Williams also offers a whole palette of colors that you can safely pair together!

Sherrwin Williams 2023

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– PPG: Vining ivy

PPG stays in shades of green, although this year’s is a bolder green!

“It’s a deep, shaded Caribbean aqua with turquoise undertones” that goes with any style!

It is an elegant color that becomes truly gorgeous when paired with warm wood tones.

Relaxing, refreshing, and revitalizing, you can use it in all rooms, either as furniture or on walls!

PPG 2023

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This year too, PPG offers three color palettes that include Vining ivy:

– Serenity

It is a color palette that combines pastels, watery tones, and warm neutrals, all calming and soothing colors that bring serenity precisely!

PPG 2023

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– Duality

It is a palette that plays with contrasts: there are, in fact, pastel colors and very bright colors; it is for those who like to dare and give a touch of powerful character!

PPG 2023

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– Origin

It is a palette that takes inspiration from the natural world, picking up the colors of nature, forests, earth, and sea…

PPG 2023

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We can also find this color in one of the three color palettes proposed last year:

– Invaluable

Dark, refined hues, in short, an elegant color palette that winks at traditions!

PPG 2022

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– BEHR: Blank canvas

The Behr brand chooses, as the color of the year 2023 Blank canvas, a warm, buttery, and enveloping white.

It is a calming and soothing color that you can use with all styles and in all rooms; you can use it alone, but it will be an excellent glue for many other colors.

It is less rigid and austere than pure white, it nevertheless retains its brightness, so it’s excellent on walls.

In an exclusive interview with AD, Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, described the shade as “that perfect artistic color to allow people to start expressing their creativity.”

Behr 2023

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Behr, too, offers a color palette that can be used in conjunction with the blank canvas.

They are all dusty colors, many of them echoing the colors of nature and the earth.

Behr 2023

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– SIKKENS: Wild wonder

Sikkens, too, draws on nature with its Wild wonder, a color that echoes that of wheat.

A warm, positive color that reconnects us precisely with nature, bringing calm and serenity.

That, too, is a color that goes with all styles and can be used in all rooms, from the furniture to the walls, for a definitely relaxing and bright environment.

Sikkens 2023

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This brand is no exception and creates no less than 4 palettes around its color of the year, all inspired by nature:

– Lush colors:

Resumes forest shades “help us make our homes feel part of the world”.

Sikkens 2023

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– Buzz colors:

echoes the bright colors of the meadow and flowering fields; they are shades that “give energy, harmony, and joy”

Sikkens 2023

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– Raw colors:

echoes the hues of the harvest, conveys “the wonder of nature’s products, and can give a sense of richness and creativity to the environment.”

Sikkens 2023

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– Flow colors:

echoes the hues of the sea; they are delicate shades “capable of conveying a sense of balance in our hectic lives.”

Sikkens 2023

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As always, this brand offers more than one color each year: this year, as many as 11, all inspired by moments of joy, comfort, and refreshment.

Bamboozle is the somewhat bolder and more vibrant of these colors; the others are a bit more neutral.

All of them, however, including bamboozle, fit well with any style and can be used together to create an original palette that will give your home some character!

Farrow & ball 2023

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Farrow & ball 2023

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If you feel that your home, or some environment of it, does not reflect you enough, do not wait any longer and book your advice: just contact me!

Today, I would like to share with you some tips and tricks used by interior designers to decorate home with style!

A few suggestions are really very simple and usable right away in your home!


It is paramount that furniture and accessories are correctly scaled to the size of the room and in proportion to each other.

Furniture or elements that are too large will give a feeling of an overstuffed and confusing environment.

Conversely, too small will be lost, giving the feeling that something is missing.

So to furnish and decorate in style, it is really essential to measure the space and buy items with the correct size for that specific place and in relation to the rest!

(credits: artheco.it; Bronxes Studio)


Our eyes really like symmetry: it is something that subconsciously calms us!

Decorating your home in style using symmetry is undoubtedly a great thing to do…

BUT, as always, without overdoing it, because then it can get boring!

Perfect symmetry, if repeated over and over again, loses its appeal then, making the environment flat.

The key word is always BALANCE, so don’t be afraid to use asymmetry you only need to balance it visually!

Now let me explain:

If, for example, you decide to put a picture above the couch but not centered, you can balance on the other side with a beautiful floor or wall lamp.

Balancing visual weights will maintain a balance even without perfect symmetry!

The important thing is not to decorate only one side of the wall or place all the furniture in one area of the room without balancing it with something: otherwise, it will look like something is wrong.

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The right or wrong use of color will make a big difference in decorating your home in style.

Color has deep psychological significance and is a fantastic ally for our homes.

You can use it on walls, furniture, and decorations, such as pictures, pillows, and vases…

Unless you want a total white or total black or total grey home, you certainly use some colors: in fact, neutrals are colors because they will have a definite undertone (actually, unless you use pure colors white, black, and gray, do too).

You can have a monochromatic home, that is, using the same color everywhere, changing the saturation and intensity: this creates rhythm and does not make everything flat.

You can also use color just in small touches, so in a room, which tends to be neutral, add a few colorful elements here and there (a pillow, an ottoman, an armchair… for example!).

Then, again, you can use different shades of this color to give that sophisticated and stylish touch.

Of course, you can also use more than one color by creating a well-thought-out color palette that allows you to have a balanced and harmonious environment.

If you are afraid to use color, proceed in small steps, with small elements first!

(credits: mooielight.com; Sean Litchfield)


When making your decorations on a coffee table, a console table, the shelves, or a bookcase, always make compositions with an odd number of elements.

If you put only two elements next to each other, there will be a bit of a feeling of something incomplete; something put there somewhat randomly.

One is an odd number, so, especially on the dining or coffee table putting only one object, perhaps a vase with flowers, may be an option; the only caution will be that it be proportionate to the surface on which it is placed.

The fact remains that three is always the perfect number, although nothing prohibits making five-element compositions as well.

Small clarification, if you put books on top of each other and place an object on there, the whole thing will be considered as one element of the composition!

When making these groups, to make them attractive and sophisticated, always remember to play with different sizes, materials, colors, and finishes.

The elements should create a triangle or diagonal, as always, to give rhythm and dynamism.

Also for compositions, pay attention to the things mentioned in the previous point, namely, the proportions between the elements that make up the composition itself and this in relation to the place where it is placed!

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Throw pillows are a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to decorate your home in style.

It will also allow you to change the face of your environments whenever you want!

In fact, once you have bought different-sized and shaped interiors, you can purchase different slip-coverings that you can replace at every change of season, for example, or whenever you see fit.

The slipcovers do not take up too much space and, as just seen, allow you to renovate your home with ease.

I recommend considering throw pillows as any decorative object and so, also with them, as mentioned in the previous point, make compositions in groups of three, or at any rate, always in odd numbers on the couch or bed.

Therefore, even with throw pillows, it is good to use different sizes, colors, patterns, and textures in the composition to give some rhythm and dynamism.

Be careful how you mix patterns, keep in mind the colors, but also the scale of the designs so that each piece blends well with the other (I talk in detail about how to mix patterns here).

Avoid, unless you are in an armchair, leaving a pillow alone, it would seem to be put there a bit haphazardly!

A well-designed composition will immediately give a sophisticated and elegant effect.

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Little Tips:

– to get pretty filled pillows, get interiors a little bigger than the covers.

– if you like to give a magazine look to your pillows, get interiors that you can shape well (not too dense, to be honest), and then once it’s pretty filled, you can karate chop it with your hand in the middle!

It is very trendy, but, actually, it gives that feeling of something more studied.

(credits: Etsy.com)


Decorating walls with style is not as easy as it looks, and mistake is really just around the corner!

On the wall, you can put mirrors, pictures, or photographs; you can put one or two pieces or a whole gallery, and, in all cases, the first thing, the most important, is to hang at the right height!

Mirror or pictures, or, better, the center of them, should be hung at eye level, being around 145 and 170 cm from the floor; it will depend on your height, of course!

If you hang the picture or mirror too high, it looks like its own thing, separate from everything else.

In the case of a composition, this measure should be taken for the center of it.

The distance between the various elements on the gallery wall is also significant, which must always be the same and is around 5 cm, both in height and sideways.

If the paintings are too close together, it will create confusion, while if they are too separate, they will look like stand-alone pieces and will not form a cohesive and harmonious composition.

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Small cautions:

Regarding mirrors, as seen on other occasions, you can also dare to use huge mirrors, perhaps resting on the floor; they will double the light and give an incredible touch of elegance and style.

For paintings, on the other hand, I recommend avoiding buying elements mass-produced because they will not bring originality.

Of course, I understand that one cannot always afford an auteur painting, but if you look well, you might find a large number of emerging artists who have really cool and distinctive works.

Another way to have original paintings is to create them yourself: if not painting, you can use fabrics, for example… don’t limit your creativity.

The important thing, however, is to look for elements that represent you and tell who you are so that you can decorate in style, your style, your home!

(credits: Sarah Richardson Design; hepsiburada.com – Voovart)

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Feel free to share it with anyone you think might be interested, I will be honored, and it will help me get my name out there.

If you feel that your home, or some environment of it, does not reflect you enough, do not wait any longer and book your advice: just contact me!

It’s been some time now that wallpaper has been back on trend, but, as you know by now, it’s nothing like what our grandparents used!

With modern technologies, there are wallpapers of different materials which can now be adapted to any environment, even unthinkable ones such as kitchen and bathroom, even in the shower interior!

Even in terms of colors and patterns, there really is such a varied and wide choice that getting lost is a snap!

How to choose the best wallpaper?


The first thing to figure out is WHERE we want to put the wallpaper; this is important to understand the most suitable material!

As I mentioned earlier, today, wallpapers are made of different materials, not only pure paper; in fact, there are also fabric wallpapers, vinyl wallpapers, fiberglass wallpapers, etc.

Depending on where the wall to be decorated is, there will be the best material:

– for example, to use wallpaper as a kitchen backsplash, the ideal is to use fiberglass one, in the bathroom, and even in the shower vinyl or PVC paper will be suitable.

– in all other rooms that do not have as much humidity and thermal stress, all kinds of paper will do, although perhaps the best is a nonwoven paper composed of fabric and vinyl, making this paper durable, washable, and also very pleasant to the touch.

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For the correct choice of paper, it will be essential to consider the condition of the room where you want to put the wallpaper.

Patterns, especially, should also be chosen according to the size and lighting conditions of the room.

For example, if the room is small, better to use wallpapers with light contrasts and designs that are not too small to avoid over-saturating.

You could even dare with decidedly oversize patterns because that also tricks the eye and makes you perceive larger spaces.

In small spaces also better not to put the paper on all four walls.

The thing that actually, I personally advise against regardless, is to avoid “trivializing” the choice of wallpaper, but mainly because the eye also needs solid colors to rest!

However, it is clear that, in huge environments, you can dare a little more!

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For the other walls, you can use colors similar to the paper ones to harmonize it better or neutral and simple colors to enhance it more.

Wallpaper is a great way to emphasize a wall, and create a focal point, so choose the most important wall in the room, the one where you want to draw the eye!

N.B. the focal point doesn’t have to be the wall…it could also be the ceiling!!!

That would undoubtedly give a strong personality to the environment!

(credits: wdesigncollective.com; Magnolia Network)


Having figured out the best material, the room configuration, and on which wall (or ceiling) to put the paper, you can choose colors and patterns!

Wallpaper is a piece of furniture in its own right; it must coexist with the rest harmoniously.

Then it will be necessary to look for papers with colors included in the palette selected for the house and from the patterns that can enhance the chosen style.

For colors, the “rules” for choosing solid colors apply, so in addition to referring to the palette, it will be based on the feelings you want to experience.

Light-colored papers will visually enlarge spaces, while dark ones will create more intimate environments.

You can also combine it with the other elements using the color wheel and its various combinations (I’m talking in detail about this here).

(credits: wallpaperdirect.com; cutewallpaper.org)

As mentioned earlier, for these reasons, it will be paramount to look for something that enhances the style you choose and can perfectly complement your type of decor.

In general:

– Black and white papers fit well or poorly with all styles and match any floor easily

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– Geometric wallpapers combine well with modern and contemporary style

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– jungle-style cards go well or poorly with all styles, even maybe it may sound strange to you!

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– Damask and floral cards give a retro and romantic touch.

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I recommend you to think carefully about your choice so that you don’t have to get bored soon, and by the same token, get something you love madly!

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If you decide to use wallpaper in your home, as always, I recommend not to overdo it; not only is it better not to paper all four walls, but it is also good to avoid putting it in every room of the house.

That is because otherwise, this choice will become less distinctive and original!

Also, if you choose striking patterns, don’t repeat them too often because instead of characterizing the environment, they can annoy the eye.

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Many brands study custom designs so that the pattern is proportionate and in scale to the size of not only the wall but also the rest of the room.

Finally, I recommend not skimping on choosing suitable wallpaper; if you choose low-quality materials, it will be ruined soon!

If you want to make the investment, do it well by choosing the most suitable material!

(credits: tecnografica.net; edilcomes.com)

I hope this article was helpful and you loved it; in case, let me know in the comments!

Feel free to share it with anyone you think might be interested, I will be honored, and it will help me get my name out there.

If you feel that your home, or some environment of it, does not reflect you enough, do not wait any longer and book your advice: just contact me!

A defining element in the bedroom is the headboard because it somehow determines the style and mood of the whole room.

I have already covered the topic of the bedroom with tips on how to decorate it in general and how to decorate the bed wall in particular; today, I would like to focus on this detail, which can actually make a real difference!

Of course, there are bed frames that already feature a headboard, and honestly, you can really find all kinds and tastes of them.

But, if you are an imaginative person and want to customize the headboard to your liking, you can do so, just buy a sommier bed, that is, a bed that has only the base!

Let’s now see some types of headboards to choose from!


Wood is a versatile and, if desired, low-cost material for a headboard.

The easiest solution is to use wooden planks vertically or horizontally!

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You can use bamboo rods or thin logs, or even, you can use pellet pallets.

With pallets, you could also create side niches using their thickness.

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In all cases, you can leave the wood raw, pickle it for a shabby style, or stain it with the colors you have chosen as a palette.

You could also make a low boiserie that takes the length of the wall, or even, for an original idea, you could think of using one or two old doors!

(credit: mondadori editore; var-dags-rum)


You can find pre-made ones on the market, you can have it made by an upholsterer, but if you want to, you could make it yourself by creating something really unique!

All you need to do on your own is a wooden panel, some foam, and the fabric you like.

You can make it smooth for a more modern room, but if you have craftsmanship, you can also do some work like the quilted effect for a classic bed!

(credit: Holms Homes; overstock)

It must be well-padded for a more elegant and refined effect.

You can choose a headboard in fabric, velvet, as well as leather, or faux leather for a more impactful effect!

There are also modular panels and modules on the market for a unique and original bed headboard!

If you like, you could even cover the whole wall with these modular modules!

(credit: archiproduct.com; Alessandra Fedorova)


If a fully padded headboard seems too much, but you like the idea of something soft, you might want to think about hanging pillows!

They will be cushions (two separate ones or a single one doesn’t matter) with large loops to be stuffed into a rod and hung on the wall!

The rod can be a simple curtain pole and can be of wood or metal: the important thing is that it is at least as long as the bed.

(credit: @sarahmontgomerydesign; drom living)


It is not mandatory to have the entire wrought iron structure: you can only have the headboard!

Here too, there is plenty of choices, from simple and linear headboards to very elaborate ones.

You can also have a padded wrought iron headboard or attach cushions to it, to maintain the charm of the iron as well as the comfort of the padding!

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It is possible to create a small counter-wall, in masonry or plasterboard, which can be as long as the wall, or just a little wider than the bed, at the desired height.

In this counter wall, you can make niches that can act as bedside tables.

If this wall is high enough, you could think of a long niche at the top.

(credit: Jover Construcciones; @vevamall)

Finally, the thickness of this wall will serve as a shelf to rest what you prefer, from decorative objects to lamps!

Of course, these niches can also be illuminated, thus creating a bit of play and atmosphere.

(credit: estudiomatmata.es; Ons Haarlemse Huisje)


Do you like the idea I gave you before but don’t want to do the masonry work? You can use a piece of furniture!

It can be a low, perhaps modular bookcase: you would always have the top shelf and space to use as a nightstand, actually freeing up space near the bed.

(credit: iStock; uoifa.com)


Why not draw it? Nowhere is it written that the headboard must be something physical!

If you are an original person, you can draw a headboard of the shape and size you want: using stickers or washi tape.

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This solution would allow you to change the headboard whenever you want, just detach the tape and create a new one.

You can use the stencil and, again, give your headboard the shape you want or just use color blocking!

(credit: Sarah Cooper; historiasdecasa.com.br)


That is not a solution you often see, but you can also make the headboard of your bed with ceramic tiles or porcelain stoneware, the same used for the coatings of bathrooms and kitchens.

Like the masonry option, this is a more “invasive” and, I dare say, definitive solution, but also of considerable scenographic impact.

The modularity and various tile sizes allow you to create a wide variety of wall designs.

Here you can really give space to your imagination!

A not insignificant advantage of this solution is that it is really easy to clean, thus being very hygienic!

(credit: beriestain.com; Patchwork Harmony)

Which of these ideas did you like the most? Let me know in the comments!!!

Whichever type of headboard you choose, remember that for a regal and distinctive look of the bed and the room in general, the headboard will have to be huge!

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Who doesn’t love the idea of having a luxurious and sophisticated living room?

But is it necessary to spend crazy amounts of money to have such a living room?

No! It is not mandatory: some tips and tricks will help to achieve great results without having to “splurge”!

Let’s see them together


Luxurious environments, regardless of style, have in common that they use neutral colors, at least as a base.

Neutrals make spaces relaxing, elegant, and sophisticated, and because of their versatility, they match any style!

Use neutrals for walls, floors, and larger furnishings, then give them a pop of color with smaller furnishings and decorations!

I remember that when I talk about neutrals, I am not just talking about white, gray, and beige, but any color to which a lot of white (to get a light neutral) or a lot of black (for a dark neutral) is added.

Adding white or black to the color will allow color lovers to not give it up!

The neutrals thus obtained will lose their exciting component but will maintain the mood of that color that will still remain in the background.

If you want to learn more about neutral colors, I describe them in detail here!

(credits: rh.com; interiorbutikker.no)


Moldings on the walls help give some movement and depth to the room, especially when you have neutral-colored walls.

They also provide textures and warmth, make the room more “rich”, and create visual interest.

Simple and linear moldings go very well with modern or contemporary styles but also with the minimalist one.

The slightly more elaborate ones will go better with the classic style!

You can use low paneling, about a meter high, this has a high visual impact giving importance to the room, especially if colored differently from the wall.

If you make this paneling a little overhanging, you can use this shelf to put decorative objects or frames on it!

Alternatively, but also in addition, you can use full-wall moldings to create frames that will give a very stylish and sophisticated effect.

It is better, in this case, to keep the same color between the wall and the boiserie.

(credits: Sergey Krasyuk; leroymerlin.fr)


The focal point is an essential element in interior design: it catches the eye by creating visual interest!

It is always relevant, but it becomes even more so when you want to make your environments sophisticated and luxurious!

In the living room, the focal point can be the sofa wall or, if well-designed, the TV wall!

For the lucky ones, of course, it could be a beautiful fireplace or a window with a stunning view.

It must be something that “dominates” the rest of the room and around which everything else revolves.

You can use a different wall color to make what is placed next to it stand out.

You could also use a particular wallpaper, a large mirror, or an important painting.

The focal point doesn’t need to be the wall; it could be the sofa itself or a piece of furniture perhaps of particular value (not necessarily economic value!)

(credits: Shiri Ganesh Home Solutions; Etsy- ArttideArt)


Buying coordinated furniture, we have seen it before, is a “mistake” that people often make, for fear of making a wrong…

So people often buy the sofa-armchair set and, in fact, miss out on great opportunities.

For a more luxurious, sophisticated, and studied living room, it is a good thing to have one or two seats contrasting with the sofa.

Different shapes, textures, and colors will break the monotony and make the environment even more interesting, giving it character.

If the seat is totally different from the sofa, “justify” it by picking up the color in the covers of the decorative pillows: this will harmonize the whole thing!

(credits: article.com; textureliving.com)


Mirrors amplify space and natural light, making the environment more refined, elegant, and luxurious.

Ideally, put them near a window to amplify the light as much as possible; however, be careful what it reflects, that it is a tidy area, or you will duplicate the clutter!

Dare with even oversized mirrors resting on the floor: you’ll give an extra touch of character; by doing so, the mirror could become the focal point of the living room!

That also applies to paintings: compositions of several small-medium-sized paintings are all right, but if you want something to make the living room look more luxurious and sophisticated, then dare with large ones!

They have a higher visual impact and make the environment less stuffy, more linear, and clean!

(credits: living-corriere; Meridiani living)


Curtains, in general, dress a home by bringing warmth, texture, and color.

They become significant when you want to add a touch of elegance and luxury to your living room.

They don’t have to be super expensive because it’s their scenic effect that changes the perception of the environment!

The best choice, in this case, is drapery curtains, perhaps a double curtain, with a filter curtain and a blackout curtain always open at the sides.

The double curtain brings a bit of contrast and color, making the living room even more elegant and luxurious.

For a perfect result, the rod should be as close to the ceiling as possible to enhance the heights and give more breathing space to the window.

When ceilings are really very high, the rod should still be placed at least 15-20 cm above the window.

It is also important that the stick is wider than the window by at least 10 cm on each side so that the curtain, when open, does not block the passage of light.

The curtain then can rest lightly on the ground or barely touch it; short curtains shrink the room and look “unfinished”!

(credits: pinimg.com; Tom Stringer)

7 – RUGS

I know this point is controversial because many people do not like rugs, yet, in the living room, it is an essential element to make it elegant and sophisticated.

The rug brings warmth and texture, but most importantly, it ties the elements together!

A large rug that encloses the sofa, seats, and coffee and side tables will create a conversation area, a more intimate and welcoming environment.

I’m talking about rugs here!

(credits: theblushhome.com; @homepolish)


Dressing the sofa with some decorative pillow (and maybe a blanket) is extraordinary for a luxurious living room!

The pillows, such as the curtains and the rug, bring texture and color, and this creates rhythm and contrast.

It is important to alternate between large patterns, solid colors, smaller patterns, and even geometric designs (I’m talking about how to mix patterns here).

Also, use different textures by alternating smoother fabrics with rougher and more worked ones; this tip will make the sofa look more sophisticated and elegant.

A little trick for pretty puffy pillows: get the inside of a material that can be easily “molded” like down and then always take it a little larger than the lining (example: 45×45 pillow with 40×40 lining).

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Artificial lighting will play a significant role in the final result!

First of all, there must be good general light for visual comfort, but ambient and task lights (perhaps near the sofa for reading) should still be added to the general one.

Having multiple types of light helps create contrast and depth.

Where possible, use dimmable lights to manage the intensity of the light as needed!

Then, in choosing lights, be daring, as with mirrors and pictures: get large, distinctive chandeliers or floor lamps that immediately grab attention!

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When looking for decorative accessories, avoid ordinary objects; instead, search for unique and out-of-the-ordinary items.

For example, look for vases and candle holders with unusual shapes and finishes.

Buy also trays and create inside your compositions: giving it a sort of border, you will set it more importance.

Remember to create compositions with an odd number of objects, which have different heights and sizes, and distinct colors and finishes.

Another trick that gives a touch of sophistication and luxury is to use, here and there, the principle of symmetry; for example, on the sideboard, you could put two equal lamps on the sides and a beautiful central painting.

It is not to be done constantly and at all costs: on the contrary, it would become boring, but the principle of symmetry immediately gives the impression of something sophisticated!

(credits: etsy.com; east.co.uk)



Plants bring a touch of nature into the house, and this is really very important; they also purify the air and elevate the perception of the environment!

They immediately give that touch of elegance and sophistication!

Fresh flowers are also great, but for a more low-cost elegant effect, you can also decorate with branches!

Even these bring movement and freshness with simplicity!

The perception of spaces is not only visual but also concerns what we feel with touch and smell.

The scents of fresh flowers immediately elevate the perception of the environment, but of course, you can also help yourself with candles and diffusers.

Perfumes do not have to be aggressive, it goes without saying, but adding them in the living room will immediately make it more refined and luxurious.

(credits: @homepolish; tileclub.com)

12 – ORDER!

It seems obvious, but clutter is the exact opposite of luxury, even the visual one: a living room too full of things is not good.

We need to embrace a little more of the rules of minimalism, including “less is more”!

Then use storage furnishing to store things that are too much!

Poufs, coffee tables, benches, or baskets are excellent allies for this purpose.

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A couple of weeks ago, we saw how to combine different woods in the home (you can find it here); today, I’d like to share with you how matching various metals too!

Metals have the ability to bring light, depth, and character to rooms while also bringing that touch of luxury!

In the home, metal parts are often in the details:

– cabinet and closet handles;

– door and window handles;

– faucets;

– legs of chairs/tables and coffee tables;

– chandeliers;

– household items

it often happens, for this reason, that we are not careful in matching them and end up perhaps with many different metals in the same room.

Fortunately, let’s face it, most of the time, since they are small details, it does not immediately fall to the eye if there is some “confusion” in these elements and if they do not always go well together.

Yet details, we have said a thousand times, can make a difference and, if well thought out, can elevate the perception of environments.

If the “clutter” doesn’t immediately fall to the eye, the correct pairing will!

There are really many different metals: gold, silver, bronze, brass, copper, corten, steel, etc.

varietà di metalli

They can also have different finishes: they can, for example, be shiny, matte, satin, or brushed.

Each of these metals has its own specific color, and steel can also be colored; you can find it mainly in white and black.

In short, you can understand that the combinations can be really many and that putting them all in the same room can become a bit “too much”!

At the same time introducing only one metal in the house could be “boring”!!!

So let’s see the best ways to combine different metals to give character to your rooms!


As seen before, metals are many and also have many different finishes.

Each of them goes better with a particular style: steel, for example, is not the best in the rustic style; it’s better in a modern or contemporary style.


If a room is small, perhaps it is better to combine a maximum of 2 different metals, while you can go up to 3 in larger rooms.

In the case of mixing 2 metals, you can do it in two ways:

– balance the two metals by giving them equal importance, so put the same amount.

– choose one primary metal and put the second one only as an accent metal.

(Credit: Studio Mcgee; beckiowens.com)

In the case of matching three, you cannot give equal importance to everything, so you have to choose the metal you want to be “dominant.”

Then choose a second metal that complements the dominant metal in a less overbearing way and, finally, a third metal that is the extra “touch,” the accent color that draws the eye!

mix a tre metalli: uno principale e gli altri in dosi minori

(Credit Studio Mcgee)

The choice of the dominant metal should be made in accordance or contrasting color with the rest of the environment.


putting different metals that, however, have the same color, such as aluminum and steel, will not create contrast and will not make a real mix of metals be perceived.

mettere metalli in contrasto per interesse visivo

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Choose metals with contrasting colors to create movement and visual interest.

Possibly use the same metal for all elements that have the same function.

For example, in one bathroom, use the same metal for all the faucets and another for all the towel and roll holders, and a third for the handles.

That creates harmony!


As with woods, avoid creating groups of the same metal separated by other metals; instead, try not to put elements of the same metal too close together.

For example, still in the bathroom, if you have a steel faucet, avoid putting the mirror of the same finish: put it instead in brass!

non mettere gli stessi metalli tutti vicini, evita assembramenti

(credit Lindye Galloway Interiors; maisondepax.com)

Also, repeat this choice several times, for example, in cabinet handles or lights.


We have seen it before, the same metal can have different finishes, and each metal will have a different impact depending on the finish you choose.

Choose the finish that best matches your style and personality!


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I often get this question, “Is it possible to mix different woods in the home?”

When it comes to wood, many people love it but are afraid to use it because they fear unattractive results!

And indeed, they are right: if you are not careful, the risk of chaotic environments is around the corner, but at the same time, using only one type of wood could make the environment definitely monotonous!

We’ve seen it on other occasions (here I talk about it): one of the ways to make a room intriguing is to use contrast because it creates movement, and mixing woods could be one way, and in order not to make a mistake, it’s enough to follow some small “rules.”

First of all, talking about wood, you have to keep in mind that there are two characteristics that you need to consider:

– color or tone

– texture


Woods can be Warm, Neutral, or Cold.

Warm woods tend to yellow, orange, and red colors; neutral woods tend to beige and cream colors; while cold woods will tend to grays.

Natural oak, hickory, cherry, beech, teak, acacia, and mahogany, are some woods that are part of Warm woods.

Maple, wenge, ash, birch, taupe oak, and dark brown are examples of Neutral woods.

Bleached oak, gray oak, gray elm, white maple, silver oak, and heather are part of the Cold woods.

Each tone, whether warm, neutral, or cool, also has different undertones or brightnesses; that is, it can be more or less intense and saturated!


Different woods have varied grains, more or less pronounced, and these grains or textures will characterize rooms differently.

Marked grains will make the room more rustic and informal, while finer grains will make the environment more formal and refined.


Having made this necessary introduction, let’s see how to combine different woods and achieve harmonious and characteristic settings!


The first thing to do is to choose a principal tone for the house, warm, neutral, or cool.

If you already have a parquet floor or a significant piece of furniture, that will be the tone to start with.

Once this is done, you can include other types of wood by following two rules:


It is the easiest combination: match lighter or darker woods with the same tone.

(credit Studio Mc Gee; Kindred Homestead)

Merely put, combine neutral woods with neutrals, cool ones with cools, and warm with warm.

In the case of warm tones, however, I advise you to avoid mixing woods tending toward red with ones leaning toward yellow because they don’t tie together too well!

Light, medium and dark essences create movement and contrast while maintaining uniformity thanks to the shared tone.


This one is a slightly more daring combination, but that can yield beautiful results!

When you decide to mix different tones, remember to dose them well; first of all, don’t mix more than 2, and one of them only as an accent, in small touches.

Compared to the previous combination, the contrast, will be stronger and more visible, so don’t overdo it!

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To make the environment more cohesive, repeat this combination at least a couple of times.


Be careful how you distribute the wood elements in the room; if you group them all only in one place, that area will be relatively heavy.

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That also applies to essences, light and dark, or different tones: distribute them so that there are no unwarranted “assemblages.”


I said it just before, large grains give the feeling of rustic environments, while finer ones of more formal spaces.

You can mix these too: depending on the atmosphere you want to create, putting different grains together will definitely give the room character!

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Again, be sure not to overdo it: choose the primary grain that will give the room style and add a few touches of wood with different grain.


To better match the different woods and harmonize it all, use various elements of disruption.

Rugs, for example, are good allies to soften the different wood tones.

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If the woods you used are dark, remember to use light tones in the fabrics and other elements, such as the sofa or on the walls. That will help keep the room from being heavy and make it “breathe”!


Try to have, if it’s possible, “physical” samples and take them to the rooms where you would like to use them.

That’s because figuring out matches from catalogs is not always easy; it’s better to “touch them with your hands.”

Taking them to the rooms where you would like to use them serves to understand their rendering based on the light present there! The same materials may perform differently depending on the room orientation and the natural and artificial light present!!!

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Decorating the dining room in the best possible way, even if it is just an area of the living room, is paramount to creating a cozy environment!

The dining area is where you host friends and family to share a good meal together.

It is an indeed important convivial area in the home.

Before considering how to decorate the dining room, the first thing to do is figure out how much space you have for this area: an entire room? A great open space with a living room? Or a small corner of the living area?


This choice is crucial both in terms of style and composition; a good design is about scale, proportions, and balance (I discuss this here).

Compared to its surroundings, a table that is too big or too small will create disharmony!

So here it is once you have identified the space dedicated to the dining area, you will have to figure out the proper size of the table so that it is proportionate to the rest of the room!

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Having figured out the correct dimensions for the table, you can look for the style and material that best matches the room.

Even if you have an entire room to dedicate to a dining room, try to give continuity of style (or mix of, as always) with the rest of the house.

There must ALWAYS be a common thread.

Of course, this is much more visible if the dining area is in the same room as the living room.


Light is essential in any environment; and is no exception in the dining area.

Choosing the right chandelier will serve both the functional level of properly illuminating where you eat and, of course, the aesthetic level.

Peculiar-shaped chandeliers will help draw attention to the dining area by giving it character.

The choice of shape should complement the form of the table: a rounded-shaped chandelier will look very good on a round table, and for a rectangular table will be better an elongated chandelier or a row of chandeliers!

o una fila di lampadari!

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When the space is small and, therefore, so will the table, you can also opt to play with several small chandeliers, but placed at different heights.

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That will avoid putting a visually too heavy chandelier and create movement with a really intriguing composition.


Until a few years ago, chairs were in agreement with the table, and that’s perfectly fine, we would miss it, but for a more contemporary and extravagant look, you can also think about putting different chairs around the table!

They can be chairs that are all the same but contrast with the table or just chairs that are all different (but have a common thread such as material or color!).

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If the table is very elaborate or noteworthy, choose simple chairs to lighten it up, but mostly to let the table be the “star.”

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If, on the other hand, you have opted for a very linear and straightforward table, then you can play a little more!

Choosing different chairs is a way to bring different textures, materials, shapes, and colors to your dining room.

If the dining area is in your living room, you can get chairs that can become “multifunctional,” that is, great for sitting at the table and as an extra seat next to the sofa.


Don’t underestimate the importance of wall decoration: a painting, a photograph, or a mirror, can change the face of a room.

Art tells a story; the right art can tell YOUR story!

Putting the right piece (or pieces) on the wall will help give character to your dining room, bringing different colors and textures and complementing the room.

It could be something that reminds you of your travels, or could add that perfect splash of color that brightens up the room, or even a stunning mirror that gives the room light and air.

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It has to be something meaningful to you, and that represents you.

Again, it will be paramount and crucial to consider the right size: a picture that is too small will be lost, and too large will overpower the room, creating disharmony.

If you decide to put several pieces, make them “talk” to each other, either by the same frames, the same subject, or through colors.

Create your composition on the floor first, then make paper cutouts the size of the frames.

Then arrange these cutouts on the wall with paper adhesive to see if it is harmonious and the right size relative to the portion of the wall.

When it is okay, you can plant the nails and replace the paper cutouts with actual frames.

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That will prevent you from needlessly poking holes in the wall and have a perfect composition immediately!

5 – RUGS

Especially if the dining area is in the living room, putting a large rug that “encloses” the table and chairs is a good idea for optically dividing the various zones.

Then the rug is yet another way to bring texture and color into the room.

Again, pay attention to size! The rug needs to accommodate the chairs even when you move them away for seating; otherwise, the risk is tripping over it with the legs.

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Also, a too small rug will make the dining area look much smaller, and too large will smother the table and chairs!


Accessories such as vases, centerpieces, and tableware help o personalize in addition to decorating your dining room.

Be careful not to overdo it with too many items, as that would make the room too crowded and confusing.

Better a few well-chosen pieces that perfectly match your style and personality.

(credit Etsy.com; Minotti by Houzz)

As you can imagine, these decorations also help you bring in colors, shapes, and textures creating movement and vibrancy.


You imagined it, didn’t you? Plants are always a great way to decorate any room in the house, so, of course, the dining room too!

As I’ve said other times, plants bring us closer to nature, making us feel good.

Plants then make spaces more luxurious and, above all, less cold and impersonal!

Where space does not allow you to put pots on the floor, you can opt for arrangements to put them on the table or on the furniture you have nearby.

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Is there anything else you would add to decorate your dining room? Tell me in the comments!

Is there anything else you would add to decorate your dining room? Tell me in the comment below!

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The idea of having a luxurious home appeals to everyone, no doubt, but it is also a fact that you cannot always afford to spend large prices on furnishing.

However, some little tricks will allow you to have a home that looks more luxurious and perhaps designed by an expert!

Let’s look at them together:


No, don’t think about the wallpapers our grandparents had! There are all kinds and for all tastes on the market today!

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Without necessarily opting for the super-colored ones (which should not be banned, we’d miss it), think of a neutral color, but one that carries different textures.

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It is not mandatory to cover all four walls: you can also do just an accent wall or a bookcase background.

The visual impact of the wallpaper is powerful and immediately gives the idea of something sophisticated and elegant.


We saw it in the 2021 trends, and again, it has nothing to do with what our grandparents had.

However, adding details like these means bringing in textures, but most importantly, that touch of elegance!

These elements create visual interest and immediately make the room look “richer.”

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Again it is not mandatory to use it, as with wallpaper, on all four walls, but you could use it in only one that will become the room’s focal point!

Beware that this kind of decoration is suitable for classic style but also a modern and contemporary style!


Chandeliers are items that can enhance the aesthetics of a room if properly chosen and placed.

The chandelier usually makes the ambient light, but if properly placed above the table or on the island, it will indeed help create a focal point by emphasizing that specific area.

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Depending on the chandelier you choose, you will undoubtedly add a touch of personality and style.

Always consider, when choosing, the colors, style, and materials you have chosen for the walls, furniture, and accessories!

Try to create cohesion with the other elements in the house!

When the chandelier falls on a rectangular table, remember to get it lengthwise or put more than one so that you can suitably illuminate everything!

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We often have the habit of buying sofas and armchairs in agreement; however, putting an armchair or seats with contrasting shapes, materials, and colors with the couch will give the room a different, more luxurious perception.

Doing this is also a great way to bring a touch of color and different textures to that room and, thus, effectively break the monotony and make it more interesting!

The room will look more elegant, sophisticated, and studied!

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If the seating is totally different from the sofa, remember to “justify” it, perhaps by picking the color in the pillows, pictures, or other decorative objects.

That will make the environment harmonious!

You can find many different seats on the market and at all prices; what they have in common, as mentioned before, is that they will give emphasis and character to any room!

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Pillows are another beautiful way to bring in textures and colors.

Putting a couple of pillows on the sofa that, as written a few lines ago, recall the different seat, or some color present in the decorations, will give a sense of harmony and keep everything well balanced.

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Putting pillows on the bed is also a good idea; you can place them in various ways, creating beautiful compositions.

That will give importance and elegance to the bed.

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Taking off and putting on pillows every day takes a little time, of course, but it is an investment that the final result will amply repay!


Curtains dress the home, bringing, too, textures and colors.

They bring warmth and elegance.

A pretty rod anchored high up, just below the ceiling, and soft, well-draped curtains that come to lean on the floor will make any room look decidedly more sumptuous.

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It is not mandatory to have highly pricey curtains: even at Ikea, you can find beautiful low-cost ones, but the dramatic effect they give is really unique.

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If space allows, you can put drapery curtains also in the bathroom and kitchen, giving elegance and that extra touch to those two rooms as well!


The mirror is functional for reflecting oneself, but it is also an object that stands out in any room.

Properly placed, it amplifies light and can even give the illusion of a larger space than it actually is!

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Spaces seem to flow better because its ability to reflect creates a kind of continuity, but most importantly, it provides a focal point that draws attention and enhances the room.

Mirrors resting on the floor, uniquely shaped mirrors will be able to give that extra touch of character and style!

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The human mind needs balance, and symmetry is a form of it.

When you furnish and decorate, try to create symmetries; you don’t have to do it all the time: it might even be boring after a while, but for example, putting two equal table lamps at the ends of the console could be one way.

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Using symmetry with objects or some furniture will immediately give the impression of something definitely researched.

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Details can change the face of rooms: so pay attention to finishes such as handles or faucets!

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I have already spoken about this in a previous video, but the same kitchen, sink, or cabinet with different faucets and handles will give different impressions!

On the market, you find endless variations of materials and shapes, both as faucets and handles and at all prices, but these are details that can actually make a difference and make your home feel more luxurious!

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They are easily changeable elements that, correctly chosen, can give your home a touch of elegance and style.


Plants bring color and textures into the home, and fresh flowers bring fragrance; all of these things elevate our perception of the ambiance.

Plants, as mentioned other times, bring us back to nature, allowing us to feel better; in particular, the scent of fresh flowers helps lower anxiety.

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So plants and flowers have a dual function: they bring beauty, elegance, and well-being too!

Orchids, lavender, eucalyptus, and gardenia add a touch of elegance and a pleasant scent to any room!

If you don’t like cut flowers, you can also bring fragrance with candles and diffusers; those will also be very effective in enhancing environments.

Avoid fake plants and flowers except for the occasional small arrangement here and there!

Then if, like me, you’re not exactly a green thumb, know that there are very easy-to-care-for plants that are “big talkers,” as Simona Borgia, the urban gardener, says in this video!

One more note, it seems almost silly to say, but clutter is really the opposite of luxury!

So everything must be suitably stored and nothing out of place!

The clutter otherwise could ruin all the study and work done!


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If you feel that your home, or some environment of it, does not reflect you enough, do not wait any longer and book your consultancy!