If you want to have your home look like it’s been designed by an interior designer, but you don’t want to actually go out and hire or pay an interior designer to do the work for you, you can learn some of the best tricks of the trade to help you be your own designer and have your home looking and feeling great when you’re done.

To help you learn how you can accomplish this, here are three tips for decorating your home without hiring an interior decorator.

Use Other Helpful Resources For Advice

It’s not only professional interior designers or decorators that can give you great advice about how to set up your home and adorn your spaces. You can find other helpful resources that you can tap into and get even customized answers to your questions, which you often can’t get by just looking something up online by yourself.


One of these resources is any local furniture store that you have in your area. While these people are going to be looking to make sales and may convince you to buy that great entryway bench they noticed you eyeballing; they can also give you great advice on how to set up your space and make a room cute and comfortable. Especially if you’re already planning on buying new furniture to put in your home, asking associates at the store for their guidance and advice can be a great place to start.

Don’t Worry So Much About Where Things “Should” Go

Something that can drastically stifle the creativity of many people looking to decorate their own homes is feeling like certain things should be in certain rooms and won’t work in other areas. And while this might be true in some cases, generally, there is no one place where something “should” go.

If you don’t like the way something looks in a certain room of your house, try to see if there’s another place in your home where it might fit. Even if it maybe wasn’t purchased for that specific space, thinking outside the box is just what professional decorators do when they want to make a statement.

Embrace The Rule Of Threes

When you start purchasing things to use to decorate your home and begin to put those things in place, something to keep in mind is that design is all based on the rule of threes.


To make each item you use to decorate make the greatest impact, consider putting it in with two other similar items. This will help to create balance in your space, which can often be hard to come by.

If you want to redecorate your home all by yourself, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you use some of the shortcuts that many professional interior decorators use, too.