Think you don’t have the magical touch to transform your home from plain to amazing? Think again. You don’t have to be an interior designer to have a great home. All it takes it a little planning, a few accents, and some elbow grease, and you can have a magazine-worthy property in no time.

Don’t believe us? Here are some very simple interior design tips even the most design-impaired homeowner can follow:

  1. Bring in new colors with pillows Want to bring color to your space? Forget spending time painting. Just add a few pops of color with some brightly colored or patterned pillows.
  2. Use wallpaper for a foolproof look Forget messing with painter’s tape, tarp, and rollers. Instead, just wallpaper a room, and get a finished look in a few hours – no fumes necessary!
  3. Leave the walls white Not every room needs to be painted or papered. Sometimes, leaving a wall white and adding accents like artwork, picture frames, mirrors, and more can be a better way to draw attention.
  4. You don’t have to stick to one style Don’t try to be too matchy-matchy. Mix up styles and eras, and give your space a more eclectic vibe, if that’s what you’re feeling.
  5. Give every room lighting options – Overhead lighting is nice, but a great lamp, sconce, or chandelier can be a true game-changer. It can also allow you to change the room’s look according to season or mood.
  6. Forget traditional coffee and end tables Kick those traditional wood tables to the curb. Instead, try using tufted stools, old pallets, or even forgoing a coffee table altogether.
  7. Plants can improve a room’s mood – Lacking windows? Brighten up a space with a few living plants. You can even transform a whole wall into a garden and really up the ante.

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