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A new interior paint job can liven up your home or office. We have been in the home improvement industry long enough to understand what can really make your home pop and eye catching. Painting is a sure fire way to give your interior a new look, and updating your decor is a great way to compliment that new paint. Check out a few amazing home decor ideas and decorating secrets for your home below.

Mix of Old and New Decor

“Old and new belong together. A mix of modern pieces and antiques never tires.”—Caleb Anderson

Liven Up Ordinary Spaces With Wallpaper

“I love to use wallpaper in mundane spaces. Hallways, pantries, powder rooms—all become moments of joy and funkiness. Areas of transition can be places you enjoy spending time in.”—Fawn Galli

Check Out Wicker Decor

“Wicker is an element I love for its texture and versatility. Wicker baskets are so functional for storage, but a wicker animal brings a sense of whimsy.” —Amy Berry

Awesome Light Switches

“Update your light switches! Elegant controls add a spectacular element to an older home or character to a new one.” —Courtney Hill

Refine Your Room With Your Ceiling

“Look up! We use ceilings a lot. Through them, we define the lines and beauty of a space.”—Julio Salcedo

Adding a Bar

“Every house should have a great bar. It is the central point of a party, and if you entertain a lot, it will be celebrated, so put some thought into it.”—Jordana Joseph

Classic White Kitchens

“Classics never go out of style. I hesitated about doing a white kitchen in my own house, thinking I’d been there, done that. But I’m so glad I did. I will never tire of it.”—Alexandra Kaehler

Benjamin Moore Midnight Blue – Dark Paint Colors

“Don’t be afraid of dark. I used this rich Benjamin Moore Midnight Blue on an accent wall—darker than I’d ever dared. It made the whole space come to life.” —Jean Larette

Early Age Art

“Art, art, art! Start young and buy the best you can afford. Its ability to transform a room is unlike any other design tool.”—Jean Liu

Splurge on a Master Bath

“The splurge everyone should make is a fabulous master bathroom. I used hand-painted porcelain sinks in mine.”—Todd Richesin

Sherwin Williams Electric Orange – Create your Own Light! – House Painting & Decor

“When you’re given a dark space that doesn’t have great light, create your own light. In this kitchen, we used Sherwin-​Williams’s sunny Ener­getic Orange, and it turned out just fabulous— so cheerful.”—Matthew Boland

One Good Piece a Year

“Buy one good piece of furniture every year, and in five years, you’ll have five pieces. Everything else may change, but these will remain constant.”—Jeffrey Bilhuber

Metal Mixing

“Embrace mixed metals. It can feel like the fixtures are curated and bespoke.”—Shelley Johnstone

Unique Decor Pieces

“The strange bust from the flea market, the weird painting you are drawn to: Buy them all. Curate a space that is truly one of a kind.”—Stephanie Sabbe

Incorporate Inherited Pieces

“Don’t be afraid to use inherited antiques. Add a backdrop with exciting wallpaper: The combination is simply the best.” —Sara Gilbane

Natural Light – Big Windows

“There’s no substitute for natural light. Create opportunities to let the sun shine in—the bigger the windows, the better!”—Catherine Kwong

Color Schemes – House Painting & Decor

For a head-to-toe makeover, the first step is creating a palette. “I come up with a basic color scheme for the whole house, and then I take that from room to room,” reveals Gary McBournie, a designer based in Boston. “It plays itself out in different ways in different rooms.”

More: 20+ Fresh New Color Combinations to Try

Use the 50/150 Rule

For the perfect color family, mix one batch of paint 50% lighter than the base and another 150% darker. “That’s a fail­safe method for striping a wall. It’s also a very architectural way of using color.”—Mary Douglas Drysdale

Add In Some Velvet

“I don’t think it will last too long, but the look of velvet is a big trend.”—Sabrina Soto

Fake Square Footage

Alla Akimova. “If I had changed materials, it would have interrupted the space.”

There you have it! Hope you enjoyed our little collection of these awesome decorations for your house. Add in a few or all you can, have some fun with it!