9 Simple Décor Tricks That Guarantee a Polished Space

To an extent, decorating a room is similar to putting together the perfect outfit. The colors need to mix well, the materials need to hang right, and most importantly, the scale needs to make everything look proportionate. And while the perfect street style shot is sometimes heavily edited, there is still an art to pulling together the perfect outfit.

Similarly, glossy interiors from the pages of magazines always seem unnatainable—and to a certain extent, they are. The precise photography skills and post-editing that goes into a space to make it look flawless can’t easily be replicated into an IRL room. But there is a certain set of design rules and principles that ensure your space will look put together and extra chic—a pro interior photographer swears by these tips. When it comes to creating a cohesive look at home, these certain decorating “rules” can take a space from flat to fantastic.

From nailing your art in the right spot to hanging your dining room lights at the appropriate height, the below nine tricks of the trade should all be added to your decorating arsenal to guarantee a stylish space every time.