DECORATING your home is hard enough, but once you factor in messiness from kids and general life, things can get shoddy pretty fast.
But there are a few simple solutions to give your home a more expensive feel if that’s your aim, according to interior designer Marissa Pellegrini.
HIDE TV WIRES
For most families, the living room is the place to gather around.
But cord clutter hanging from the TV adds unnecessary messiness to the room.
Instead, Pellegrini suggested in a social media video that you can hide the cords by drilling a hole behind the wall.
“Some of you might be like ‘Well I’m a renter I can’t do that,’ well still do it,” she said.
“You can do two things. One: either your landlord’s going to be happy you’ve made this improvement because now other tenants can do this.
“Or two: you can fix the hole really easily.”
For a more renter-friendly option, you can hide your cords by installing a cord cover.
At Walmart, they start at around $8 depending on the size needed, plus you can even paint them to match your walls.
TAKE OFF KID CLUTTER FROM YOUR FRIDGE
Although hanging up your kid’s fingerpaintings is a great way to show off their creativity, Pellegrini advised hiding them from your fridge if you want a more expensive-looking home.
Things like kid drawings, number and letter magnets, and fridge toys make your house look really cheap, she said.
“If you’re having guests over, just clean it up and get everything off if you want it to look higher-end, if not, do you boo,” Pellegrini added.
AVOID GENERAL CLUTTER
Lastly, the general design of your home could contribute to its messiness.
Instead of haphazardly throwing things about, try to create specific places for your things to go, suggested Pellegrini.
“If everything has a place and you use a minimalistic design, it’s going to look so much more luxurious.”
Additionally in decorating tips, another interior designer shared the three mistakes she constantly sees people make in their homes.
Meanwhile, a separate home expert revealed the four kitchen trends that may actually put off potential buyers for your home.
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