There are a number of things you can do to make your home look better in ten minutes. Cut back on your clutter. Find a permanent home for that box in the corner or pile of papers on the counter. Then, look at your décor. Is there anything you can remove? We all have nice stuff but most of us have too much of it on our shelves and mantles. Less is more and makes for a cleaner looking space. Also, spread the furniture out a bit, which will give the space a light and airy feel.
- How To Make Your Home Look 10 Times Better in 10 Minutes Or Less Cut the clutter A lot of what I do on shoots is just moving things out of the way. Almost everybody has these little spots of clutter — a box over here, a pile of papers over there. You may barely even notice these things, because you’re so used to seeing them.
- Take something away Was it Elizabeth Taylor who said that you should get dressed, look in the mirror, and then take off one accessory? (Ok, it was Coco Chanel, which makes more sense.) I would challenge you to do the same thing for your home. So many interiors have just a little too much stuff. And it’s really nice stuff! When I shoot interiors, I often feel torn as to which things to take out.
- Add flowers! If you look closely, you’ll notice a thing that many of the most beautiful house tour shoots have in common: fresh cut flowers. A touch of the natural adds liveliness and texture to a room, and can help to soften the lines of a modern space. Having fresh flowers all the time could get a bit spendy, but you can achieve the same effect with a houseplant, which is a (hopefully) one-time purchase.
“If you have the space, giving your furniture a little extra room to breathe can give your space a lighter, airier, feel.”