You don’t have to be a professional interior designer to decorate your home to make it look glamorous and appealing. In fact, just being aware of basic design secrets that you may not have known about previously will go a long way to making the inside of your house look a lot better than it does now. Here are the top five interior decoration secrets you probably didn’t know about.

1. Choose your colors well

Your choice of color has a lot of impact on your design. Get the basic color scheme right. Figure out what style of interior you want, how much you want to spend and then choose your colors wisely. Consider your location and the amount of light you have as well. Talk to an expert if you have to.

2. Hang your artwork properly

If you have artwork that you would like to use as decoration in any of your rooms, don’t fall for the same mistake that many other people fall for: hanging the artwork too high on the wall.

As a general rule of thumb, your artwork should be hung only about half a foot above your other furniture in the room. Otherwise, there’s too much of a void in between the artwork and the furniture.

3. Keep your master bedroom simple

Some people believe that the master bedroom has to be just as stunning with décor as the other rooms in the home like the living room, but this could not be any further from the truth. The reality is that you should keep your master bedroom as simple as possible by only focusing on the furniture that you need.

Your bedroom is your place to sleep and relax, which is why you want to minimize distractions that could be caused by too many decorations.

4. Get the right size of rug

Choosing the right size of rug is important because it largely determines how much or what type of furniture that you can set up around it. A basic rule when it comes to arranging furniture about a rug is that the front legs of the furniture need to be on the edge of the rug but the back legs need to be behind it.

5. Arrange your bookshelf properly

Believe it or not, but even how your bookshelf is arranged can add or detract from the look of the room it’s in. Never arrange all of your books horizontally or vertically. Rather, you will want three out of every five books to be arranged vertically and the other two for every five arranged horizontally. Otherwise, the bookshelf will look cluttered, which is a look you want to avoid.

6. Use mirrors to make your home brighter

Your home will always feel more welcoming and be inviting if it’s bright rather than dark, and you can use your mirrors to bring in more light. The secret is to place a mirror opposite of each window. This will cause the room to fill up with more natural light, and will even make the illusion of there being more space in the room as well.

Decorating your home

There are many more interior decoration secrets out there, but the five we have covered here should definitely help give you some ideas on what you can do in your own home right now.