4 DESIGN PROFESSIONALS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE IN-HOME TRICKS.
“If you have a space that has low ceilings and little architectural interest, paint the walls, ceiling and trim all the same color to give the illusion of higher ceilings. Doing this does not provide the eye a breakpoint to distinguish between the moldings and the ceiling.”
“I do many projects with wallpaper, and we always end up having some left over. So, I have done panels of wallpaper framed in a series or a large, framed piece. It’s a great way to add color or pattern in a neutral room. You can also float it on a gold or lacquered frame for more pops of color without breaking the bank. A lot of clients also don’t want to spend the money to paper an entire room, so this is a great way to get a little piece.”
“Use inexpensive white bedding. There are many duvets and duvet covers at various price levels, even at HomeGoods! Go for a size up if possible so it’s nice and full on the bed. Then layer on higher quality or pricey pillows and throws to make an inexpensive duvet look more high-end.”
“Use a closet as an office space. Now that so many of us are working from home more than ever, finding a dedicated workspace is a must! Oftentimes we have an overstuffed closet that needs a good purge anyway. By removing the closet doors and the shelving, you have an instant spot for a counter space/ ledge and a chair. Get creative and paint or add a peel- and-stick wallpaper for a colorful touch.”
Giannina S. Bedford is multi-faceted writer and editor. Her work covers design, travel, food and business. She’s penned Simply Buckhead’s home feature since inception and held a variety of editorial roles at the magazine. Her freelance work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Virtuoso Life, Hemispheres and TravelandLeisure.com. She also contributes regularly Atlanta Business Chronicle. Fluent in Spanish, Giannina was born in Miami and grew up in Brazil, Chile, Hawaii and Australia. She currently lives in Dunwoody with her two kids and husband.