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Ask yourself: How many times have you seen an image in a magazine or scene in a movie with a gorgeous, stylish room and thought to yourself, “How can I get that look?!”


The team at Smitty’s gets inspired by these kinds of things all the time, and we are happy to help you achieve your dream look with a few tips on ‘high-low decorating’.


What is high-low decorating?

High-low decorating is the art of decorating a room with both high-end, expensive pieces of furniture and inexpensive finds. Sometimes these finds are already in your home. Other times, you might locate a great piece of furniture or decor at a flea market, garage sale, or antique shop.


The high-low style of interior decorating has been around for a very long time because it works and it’s fun! It is also a great way to achieve a stylish look without breaking the bank.


How can I high-low decorate my home?

There are lots of tips to keep in mind when attempting this style of interior decorating.


Here are a few key points to consider:


Invest in a key item for your room that you want to be the focal point and that you want to last.

A sofa or sectional is an ideal piece of furniture to spend the most money on in your living room. The same is true for a quality mattress and bedframe in your bedroom. These are the kinds of pieces that you want to stand the test of time, as they will anchor your space.


Keep an open mind with your furniture and decor arrangement.

Just because the tag on the side table says ‘nightstand’ doesn’t mean that it won’t look amazing in your living room. Perhaps the nicely-framed mirror that was intended for for your bathroom would look really great in your entryway.


Repurpose what you already have.

If you have decor or pieces of furniture in your home that you really love and still have life left in them, keep them! Find suitable places to showcase these pieces in your room, or try moving them into different rooms in your home to display them in new ways. It’s surprising what moving wall art or accent chairs around will do — and remember, eclectic is in!


For more tips and help with high-low decorating, come and visit the experts at Smitty’s.

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