Your home is where you wake up in the morning, relax after a long day, and marathon-watch TV on a rainy afternoon. But if it feels cheap? Then there’s a good chance you won’t be too thrilled at the idea of spending so much time inside. Luckily for both of us, I’ve reached out to a handful of designers who were more than happy to share their favorite tips on how to make your home look so much nicer.
Even if your home is already the definition of gorgeous, you’re bound to find at least a few tips in here that can help you keep it that way (or make it even more stunning). For example, if you’re looking to replace your grimy living room rug, Chanel Padza, the interior designer behind Coco on Fifth, recommends buying one large enough that it can touch whatever furniture is in the room. “For a living room, the rule of thumb is to have the furniture touch the rug,” she tells Bustle. “Depending on the space, you want to at least have the first legs of your pieces be on the rug. You can also have all the pieces of furniture touch the rug, too” — and that’s only one piece of great advice you’ll find in here, all from professionals.
Decorating on a budget doesn’t mean your home has to look cheap. If your home could use a little upgrade, make sure to keep scrolling for more tips.