6 Free Home Design Tips from a HGTV Design Star

Reblogger Kym Tarr
Home Stager with Prep This House Interiors Inc.

Wow!  Anytime your getting tips from a TV personality, we always seem to sit up and pay attention.  Thanks for sharing Vern's insight with us Christopher & Stephanie!

Original content by The Somers Team

Vern Yip. His parents see him as the son that never became a Doctor but did a quantum leap from pre-med student to Design Extraordinaire. You may know Vern from his early days on that great TV series called Trading Spaces  (when neighbors trade homes and fix up a room for under $1,000).



Vern’s most current endeavors include being the Host of Deserving Design and the Judge for HGTV's Design Star. He is just fabulous and I was fortunate enough to partake in his discussion about how Design Can Sell Your Home. I am going to share with you 10 of Vern’s secrets that have not only helped people sell the homes but have landed him a celebrity status as a designer!

Vern Yip HGTV


Vern Yip’s 6 Design Tips that Will Transform Your Home


TIP #1- OPTIMIZE SPACE

Move furniture in, out, or from one room to the next to create the best use of space. Optimizing is FREE.


6 Design Tips That Will Sell Your Home
The desk above has tons of storage and can be for mail, keys, spare change, and all kinds of things. It doubles as a server in the dining room and hosts a lovely entrance piece to hold a lamp and fresh flowers. These simple and beautiful accent pieces save your space from being overfurnished and cluttered.


TIP #2- BE MONOCHROMATIC

One color scheme where everything blends makes things look and feel BIGGER. Beiges, greys, whites, and neutrals are best but if you want to use color use ONCE.
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TIP #3- ORGANIC

Every room needs something real in it such as plants, fresh flowers, fruit, a vase with polished pebbles or a dish of candy that creates a subtle sign of life. NO FAKE STUFF !

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TIP #4- EDIT


Edit, delete, remove, de-clutter, reduce, simplify. Create open space on the wall (Ex. One large painting instead of 3 smaller ones. Removing knick knacks from surfaces.)

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TIP #5- HIGHLIGHT

Every room has a focal point so flaunt it.  Center the room around a fireplace, a large painting, or a VIEW (huge in the city).

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TIP #6- ACCESSORIZE and FINISH

Secondary spaces need accessories. Place a fresh flower and new towels in the bath, add a light, and do not forget to organize the closets to finish your home design task.

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