Deco Secrets Revealed


We all like to redecorate our houses so that we can feel better, or even feel like we bought a whole new one. However, people always make mistakes when trying to redecorate. This is why we have gathered some designers’ secrets on how to achieve the best home décor.

Do Not Cross the Line

Carmencitta-Magazine-Deco-secrets-revealed-1Clichés are something you need to get away from. When renewing your home décor, always go with a classical and a timeless style. If you live near the ocean, for example, do not fill your living room with seashells. Moreover, when you do that, you won’t be embarrassed with your house in 10 years.

Mix and Match

Carmencitta-Magazine-Deco-secrets-revealed-2Mixing modern with antique is not a bad thing, if you do it right! Matching classic with modern is a great approach to a great home design. Try to put an antique table with modern couches and wait for the compliments.

Group the Artworks

Hanging framed artworks together makes a long lasting effect with a sense of sophistication. “By hanging six prints in a grid over the family room sofa, I got the impact of a much larger piece of art” said the designer Meg Braff.

Unify Tiny Spaces



If your bedroom is small, try to wrap your bed using the same printed fabric that you use for your wallpaper. This is how you don’t vide it visually so that it looks bigger.

Use Quite Neutrals



This is how you make your furniture blend with your walls or carpets, which leads to a wider space look. However, try to use a pop color such as white for the room not to look too bland.

Side Tables are a Plus

Make sure you put a small side table next to every sofa. This technique makes the room more intimate. If intimacy is what you are looking for, this idea will make you want to curl up and watch a movie with your loved one while sipping a cup of coffee.

Get your home summer ready

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Summer is here and we all know how nice it is to sit on the porch and feel like we are in heaven while sipping our fresh juices. This is why, we have some tips for you on how to decorate your house in order to look more summery.

Get your curtains out

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Hanging white outdoor curtains that flow with the air will immediately make you think of summer mood. Moreover, in addition to their tropical vacation-like feeling, they give shadow and protect your porch from the burning sun.

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Grab a glass vase from the dollar store, fill half of it with sand, and the other half with shells. This small thing, helps create the feeling that you are on the beach. What’s more summery than the beach?!

Add some colors


Colored cushions and flowers, are a great way to make your porch look fresh and fun. This way you can have a beautiful night on the porch with your friends, and maybe take a nap outside.

Swings and swing chairs

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When we picture a summery display, we cannot get the swings out of the image! If you don’t have a place for the big one, you can buy the small one that fits one person and can be hanged from the ceiling.

Do not forget the flower

The use of flowers, especially the white ones, gives the feeling of a fresh, calm, and peaceful place.

Set up an outside bar


The internet is full of do it yourself videos on how to create your own outside bar. This is a perfect addition to your backyard where you can have barbecue dinners with your friends and enjoy a cold beer.

Transform a small space into a big one

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Nowadays, not a lot of people can afford having big homes or apartments, so we opt to have a small place that we try to make it feel and look like it is bigger. Moreover, creating, designing, and decorating a small house is something that is challenging to most of us. In fact, there are some tips and tricks that help you transform a small space into a big one. Furthermore, you do not need a specialist to tell you what to do; all you need is to use the following ideas, and you will be fine!

Carmencitta Magazine - Transform a small space into a big one 2Use mirrored furniture

Mirrored furniture consists of adding glass items. In fact, glass reflects the light, and gives the illusion of having a vast room. In addition, try to put a wide mirror on the wall. This way, you will double the space of your living room or bedroom.

Use a minimal motif

Carmencitta Magazine - Transform a small space into a big one 1A minimal motif means cutting down the use of blankets, cushions, pictures, pillows, etc… the more you add of those, the less your room will look big. However, this does not mean that you should not put them in your room, it means that you should minimize their number. If you are moving from a larger house, cut those extra decorating items into half.

In your living room, make the sofa the center point

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Try as much as you can to focus the eyesight on one spot. Moreover, in living rooms, the focus should be put on the sofa. In order to do that, add a small shelf above it, and decorate it with picture frames and some flowers.

Accentuate neutrals by colors

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Many people have the wrong idea that small spaces should only be decorated by neutral colored furniture. This is wrong. They sometimes forget that, in order to bring out the neutrals, colors should be added.


Create the perfect Playroom for your children

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When you have more than one kid, a playroom is an essential part of your house. Unless you want their toys to be shattered around the house, making it look messy and unorganized whenever a visitor appears on your front door. In fact, you have a room that is not used for anything, or you can provide a room that you will declare as a playroom, follow these instructions to get to know how to create the perfect playroom for your children.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Playroom-for-your-children-2Clear out the room

This step is obvious, because the first thing you need to create an organized playroom, is to completely empty it. Do not panic, we know this step is hard, but if you don’t do it, you will end up with an even messier room. All you need to do is take everything out of the room, and start from scratch.

Carmencitta Magazine - Playroom for your children 3Get rid of unwanted things

Now take an honest look at all the things that your child has. Do not keep non useful things just because they were a gift from grandma and grandpa. Sit down, relax, and sort the toys out. Moreover, an easy way to do that, is by making three piles: Donate, trash, and keep. In fact, this is one of the easiest ways to know what you need to keep and what you need to get rid of. Furthermore, think about the joy of the children who do not have toys, once they receive piles and piles of toys that came from you and your children.


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Once it is empty, you can now visualize what you want it to look like. Paint, boards, boxes, chairs, drawings, anything you could ever imagine can be put into this little room. Moreover, you need to take into consideration the budget that you have, and how much money you want to spend on a room that will be specifically used to be played in.


Kitchen Decoration Ideas

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Whether you bought it or you are renting it, a small apartment can sometimes be hard to decorate in order to make it feel like home. Forget about the bedrooms, the living room and the dining room, a small kitchen is one of the hardest parts of an apartment or a house when it comes to decoration. This is why, we have teamed with experts and collected the best tips and ideas on how to decorate a kitchen.

Stick to Monochromes

Carmencitta Magazine - Kitchen Decoration Ideas 2Using a monochrome colored palette is a good way to make a kitchen feel big. For example: you can used two colors such as black and white for the tiles, and keep it like that. Do not add multiple colors as they will make the kitchen look smaller than it really is.

Add Shelves

Carmencitta Magazine - Kitchen Decoration Ideas 3Use every small free space that you still have in order to add some shelves. In fact, shelves can be used to put in them plates, service essentials, cups, and everything else. Moreover, if you want to give your shelves an extra embellishment, you can decorate the back with a wallpaper that has some patterns on it.

Carmencitta Magazine - Kitchen Decoration Ideas 4If your kitchen is open to the living room

Most of the kitchen are not separated from the living room by a wall. This is why, between the living room and the kitchen you should add a table and some chairs so that they act as a separator. Moreover, try to keep the ambiance modern and cool by adding a rug under the table.

Add a splash of color

Carmencitta Magazine - Kitchen Decoration Ideas 5In addition to using a monochromatic design, you can add one color that will make the kitchen pop up and have a more modern look. For example: with the black and white colors, you can add a splash of red. You can make all the essentials and cooking materials red, or any other bright color.


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