Whether you’re completely renovating or just looking to update it a bit, designing a room can be difficult. Sure, we’d all love to have a designer come in and bring our vision to life, but that can be time consuming and more importantly, expensive. With these few tips and tricks, you’ll leave people thinking you hired an interior designer.

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Mismatching furniture: Mismatched dining room furniture took off last year, and has since been featured in magazines like Country Living and Good Housekeeping. Different colored and sized chairs are an easy way to make any formal dining room more fun and youthful. And best of all, you’ll save a ton of money buying individual pieces instead of a matching set.

Framed wall art: Design your own make-shift gallery by using different sized and colored frames to create your own abstract focal point.

Layer your lighting: Whether it’s natural or artificial, the best rooms have a lot of lighting. For the best look, have three layers: overhead, task and mood lighting.

Paint your door: Other than maybe the ceiling, doors are often the most ignored, paintable surface in your home. Flip the script and paint the inside of your door a bright, fun color.

Clear furniture: Transparent furniture is a unique way to add pieces that are both fun and functional. Plus, you never have to worry about it not matching!

Faux-fur elements: Faux-fur pillows or throw blankets add high-end and comfortable elements to any room.

Hang large curtains: Curtains are a great way to add drama to a room. If you have an accent wall, make your curtains match that same pop of color. They’re also beneficial for small apartments because they’re a decorative element that won’t take up any floor space. For the best effect, hang your curtains 6 – 12 inches above your window frame.

Beautiful curtains won’t improve the look of your home if they’re hanging over broken or dirty windows. Action Glass has been a family owned and operated full glass business for over 45 years and proudly serves Queens, NYC, Long Island, and Westchester. For more information on our glass services, call 800-24-GLASS!