The 3 Most Important Decorating Elements, According to a Designer

The way Shannon Smith transforms a bare apartment into a cozy home might cause you to confuse her for a magician, or an interior design fairy godmother at the very least. The Home polish interior designer can do wonders to a space no matter how tight the budget or small the square footage.

The secret to creating a stunning home, she says, is to focus on three things when decorating. “I am a firm believer that you don’t need a lot of stuff to make your space feel finished. If you consider these three things — texture, color, and scale — you can make any space feel cozy.”

Keep reading to hear what Shannon has to say about approaching each.

1 Texture: The More The Merrier
“Add texture with area rugs, drapery, vintage pieces, or natural fibers,” Shannon advises.

2 Color: Layer Three
“Layer color in your space to add depth, even if it’s neutral,” she says. “I always try to choose three colors — a light color, a dark color, and something in between — and scatter them throughout the space.”

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