Nate Berkus Shares His Top 5 Decorating Tips of All Time

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 11, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired November 11, 2015

Decorator Nate Berkus is sharing his all-time top 5 best pieces of advice when it comes to decorating your home.

Tip 1: Turn Eyesores into Treasures

If you have a piece of furniture that is outdated and unattractive, why not spruce it up? Nate tells you how to re-do upholstery and sand down wood to give your furniture a totally new look.

Tip 2: Fake it Until You Make It

Nate was faced with small, oddly placed windows in his New York apartment, so, using a shade and curtains, he created the look of floor-to-ceiling windows. Nate suggests getting creative, going on Pinterest and Googling your specific issue in order to treat problem areas of your home.

Tip 3: Fill Your Home with Meaningful Objects

Nate encourages everyone to decorate with beautiful items that hold a lot of meaning to them, like family photos, or mementos that tell a story.

Tip 4: Don’t Be Afraid to Use Black Paint

Nate says to not shy away from painting your home black, revealing that a black accent wall or black cabinets can really stand out.

Tip 5: Decorate Over Time

Nate says that even if you’re in a rush to decorate a room, if you want it to feel multi-layered, to gather décor over time. Make sure you include texture, and that things don’t look too matchy-matchy.

Which one of these tips do you think you need the most? Share below.