Interior tips: An interior designer shares how to create a statement in your home

Creating a statement in the home can be difficult, especially for those who live in rental properties where there are sometimes restrictions on remodeling and decorating. Making a statement or a feature can be even trickier when you’re sticking to a tight budget. Interior designer and former Fashion Institute of Technology professor Garry Cohn has shared his simple yet effective hack for creating a “statement” in the home.

Garry has over 30 years in the interior design industry where he has worked on luxury hotel, retail and residential projects.

Originally from New York, Gary now resides in Dublin, Ireland and was a presenter on the hit TV series, Design Doctors.

Garry said one of the keys to making a statement is using things that “look good”.

However, buying an “ugly” item can sometimes make a bigger statement.

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For those adding furniture to a room that already follows a color scheme, take furniture from different parts of the house that matches and contrasts with the color scheme and place it in the middle of the room.

He said: “They came from different rooms, so you already look like you’ve gone out and bought new things.

“I’m sure you have all the things in your house to make a great room, scattered around in other rooms.”

“It’s about looking at what you have and putting it together in a new way.”

Betty K. Park