☃ Day 12: Mix and Match Different Textures. Playing with color is one obvious way to add visual interest to your space, but playing with texture can be just as rewarding.
☃ Day 11: Keep It Simple by Committing to a Warm or Cool Palette. Balancing tons of different colors can get intimidating—especially if you’re a first-time decorator.
☃ Day 10: Pick Pieces That Can Multitask. One underrated way to make your space more versatile? Stock up on pieces that can do more than one thing.
☃ Day 9: Measure Twice, Buy Once. The phrase is actually “measure twice, cut once.” But according to designers, “measure twice, buy once” is a motto worth heeding.
☃ Day 8: Play With Different Proportions. Don’t be afraid to go big with some pieces and small with others.
☃Day 7: Curate Your Clutter. Most designers will tell you to edit down your stuff, but that doesn’t have to mean going all-in on minimalism.
☃ Day 6: Factor Traffic Flow Into Your Layout. When laying out your furniture, be sure to give yourself and your guests plenty of room to move around—designers call this circulation.
☃ Day 5: Build a Timeless Base Layer. When decorating, break down the room into a few different layers. Your base layer should include your biggest furniture…
☃ Day 4: Stray From the Trends. Trends can be incredibly tempting. But talk to any designer, and you’ll hear the same advice: Focus on what you love—not what everyone else loves.
☃ Day 3: Put a Focal Point in Every Room. Statement-making pieces can take a home from simple to striking, but snag too many, and you may overwhelm your space…