10 Interior Design Hacks

10 Interior Design Hacks

This was such a requested post so I hope you like it. I have some tips and tricks to share with you that I have learned over the years. I tried to use tips that you can use whether you live in an apartment or a home. However, use your judgement if you live in an apartment and need to be careful on walls. I hope some of these design hacks are new to you. If you like this leave a comment because I have a ton of these to share.

Use larger insert to make duvet extra fluffy and luxurious. jennelyinteriors.com

1. If you want your pillows or duvet to look extra fluffy, put in an insert that is larger than the sham or duvet. For example, if you have an 18×18 pillowcase, put a 20×20 down or down alternative insert in it. It will be super fluffy and you will be able to give it a nice karate chop. If you have a full bed, put a queen insert in the duvet.

Use larger inserts to make pillows extra fluffy and luxurious. jennelyinteriors.com

2. Use a piece of sticky felt (the kind you use on the bottom of chairs to save your hardwood) on the bottom of your décor items so when you’re dusting or moving pieces around you don’t put scratches in your furniture.

3. Take your curtains to the ceiling and have them touch the floor so your room looks taller.

4. Camouflage air vent returns that are in weird places by painting them the same color as your room.

5. If you are getting ready to build or are remodeling soon get outlets that have usb ports as well as the regular plugs. What a great way to create docking stations in one area.

6. Declutter in the spring and fall when attics and garages have less extreme weather conditions. I have been able to get so much more done when I’m actually more focused.  I can stay in that space for longer blocks of time. Also, don’t just move stuff around to another location. It will then become a problem again in a couple months. Actually declutter and try to take stuff out of the house if you can.

7. Several times a year, take an accessory inventory. Take all your accessories down in one room and group them by color or by type. Start fresh and go around from room to room and redecorate your house. You’d be surprised at how amazing things look when you don’t have a preconceived place to put them.

8. Put Hang TaK adhesive on the back of pictures to hold the bottoms in place. Especially in gallery walls that have to be precise.  It’d also good for pictures that are near doors that are being open and shut often. Those pictures tend to move a lot.

9. I know I’ve mentioned this in a Christmas post before; give yourself permission to alter things you purchase. You can cut floral arrangements apart. Paint that vase sitting in the closet a color you actually like so you can use it. It’s not the end of the world if it doesn’t work out. Most things can be fixed or used in a different way.

You can alter florals or decor to match your design needs. be a risk taker. Jennelyinteriors.com

10. Be kind to yourself. You are doing your best. My home is always a work in progress. Once I get something the way I want it something else needs my attention. So don’t think everyone else has it all put together because it’s just not true.

I hope you like the new website and the changes that were made. I’m so excited and I hope you are too. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. You can reach me at jenn@jennelyinteriors.com or any of my social media links.



4 thoughts on “10 Interior Design Hacks

    1. Pat,
      The brand I mentioned is from Amazon, but I’m sure Michael’s and any craft store would have a similar product. I’m glad you found the tips helpful!

    1. Happy New Year! The tassels in the curtains on the home page were custom made and my seamstress picked those up for me about 9 years ago. However, tassels are big this year because they were big in fashion. I do a lot of my home decor shopping on line. I love West Elm, Cb2, and Joss and Main to name a few. Also check out World Market and Wayfair. Those are some of my fave brands that are more affordable that I just adore. Hope this helps.
      XO, Jenn

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