The 5 Things Interior Designers Always Notice in Your Home

what-interior-designers-notice-homesWouldn’t it be so nice to know what an interior designer actually notices in your home? Having this information would make it that much easier when you clean or decorate new spaces, or even when you decide what to renovate and what to leave as is. It can be somewhat difficult to take a critical eye to your own space that you see consistently day after day, but knowing where to place your focus and creative energy would certainly help to take out some of that guesswork, so we decided to reach out to design professional Shelly Gerritsma from Canter Lane Interiors instead. Read on to learn the five design elements she always notices first and wants you to focus on first as well.

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ENLIVEN YOUR SPACE WITH PLANTS

2016-11-23_10-18-54via So Haute Design – One of my favorite ways to brighten up my home is to incorporate a bit of greenery which is sure to bring burst of color and life into any room. Plants make your home feel welcoming and inspiring which will in turn enhance your mood and – bonus – many plants filter toxins from the air, acting as natural air purifiers so having them in your home is healthy too! (Win, win!)

If you’re like me and live in an apartment with no outdoor space, or you just want to brighten up your home, consider incorporating house plants into your decor to bring the outdoors in! I recently went to the new Lowe’s store on the Upper West Side and picked up several house plants and I’m excited to give you a little tour to show you how I placed them throughout my home plus share my five top tips for decorating with plants.

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