3 tips to make your space your own

Is your inbox flooded with home design ideas and tiling tips? You probably take pride in staying ahead of emerging renovation trends and have to have the latest news. But with all the information out there, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Get right to the heart of what you need to know with these key design tips from a Daltile expert.

Shelly Halbert, director of product design at Daltile, recently offered her top 3 tips that really boil design down to the necessities. Keeping up with trends can be difficult, but if you follow these timeless tips, you'll be grounded in what really matters... and that's always in style.

Be Authentic

Being true to yourself, as Shakespeare wrote, is always a good idea.
Fake never really fools anyone. True passion, on the other hand, cannot be denied. Do what you do because you love it. This is just as important to design as it is to life. Don't follow a trend for the sake of following a trend.
As it happens, authenticity is one of this year's biggest design trends too. Handmade and authentic is in. It fits right in with any style from rustic to eclectic. 

Be Playful

While playing it safe will keep you out of trouble, it also gets boring quickly. Even a little fun can change your whole perspective. Same goes for design. Neutrals are all well and good, but a pop of color, texture, or an unexpected element wakes up your space.


Eclectic is in. It doesn't have to be discombobulated eclectic either. It's really more like one step beyond transitional style. Mix and match designs, styles, and objects until you find a combination that makes you happy. Creativity makes your design one-of-a-kind.


Be Confident

If you believe in yourself, you can pull off just about anything. Don't rely on other people to tell you what you like or don't like. If you like it, go for it.

Bright greens, bold blues, and much less neutral is the order of the day. There are many ways to incorporate great color in your design without making it feel overwhelming. A feature wall, décor accent, or piece of furniture will do the trick.

Remember that the best color is the one that makes you feel at home.

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