What defines your interior style? Is it your love of antiques or your hate for clutter? Your desire for entertainment or your preference for all things bohemian? Truth is, no matter the answer, you will find something you like on the Instagram account Before & After Design.

There's a reason it has 1.3 million followers: showcasing well-executed home makeovers, it has a massive collection of cool ideas for every taste. So whether you are looking for a little something to put on your shelf or planning to completely transform your living spaces, take a look!

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Craig Silberman
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7 months ago

all it takes is a lot of money (and someone with good taste to design it)

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Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, a husband-wife duo of professional interior designers who work under their brand, AphroChic, say everyone should start transforming their place by selecting a style; thinking of the entire home with a unifying theme will promote unity and harmony. "It can be as simple as choosing casual instead of formal or traditional instead of contemporary," Hays and Mason wrote. "From there, you can refine it to a more specific style, such as French country, Tuscan, modern Victorian, or shabby chic."

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Laura Be
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7 months ago

It's blocking the view

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Another principle is balance—distributing visual weight. "You can do it symmetrically, as is common in traditional interiors, or with asymmetrical balance as seen in casual interiors."

"Within each room, there should be a focal point. In a living room, it could be a fireplace or a piece of art. It sets itself apart by scale, color, or texture," the couple explained.

To add visual interest to a room, think of contrast and variety. "Keep a rhythm in mind with repeating elements of the same color, texture, or pattern, and a progression of sizes or colors."

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Lance d'Boyle
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7 months ago

that looks like a complete demolition - reconstruction

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An essential part of interior design is choosing a color palette. You could have a different style and color scheme in each room, but often you will want to tie the whole dwelling together. Think what colors and patterns would suit a small room as well as a large one.

"Mixing patterns in home decor is one of the more advanced parts of interior design," Hays and Mason said. "Patterns do not have to match, but they need to complement and coordinate with each other. This is done by considering color, size, and scale."

Just remember that nobody was born with the ability to reimagine a room. Settling on furniture placement, wall hangings, as well as rug and accent choices is something you can learn over time!

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Ellen Ranks
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7 months ago

When I was young I had fantasies about doing this. Nice to see someone who actually did it!

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Nubis Knight
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7 months ago

I really like the makeovers, but it seems less "before and after design" but more like "before and after huge amounts of money". I'd like to see some redisigns made with a small Budget. ;_;

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Tabitha L
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7 months ago

Lovely. What is the deck material? Anyone know?

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Kathryn Baylis
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7 months ago

Not a big fan of stucco, but this looks nice and clean in white with black? slate gray? trim and roof.

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me
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7 months ago

The before isn't that bad, but the after is STUNNING!

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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7 months ago

That "before" photo must be a "during" photo.

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Kiwi bird
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7 months ago

Now this is luxury

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Zayd Long
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7 months ago

Hmmmmm I like it

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Kathryn Baylis
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7 months ago (edited)

Oh yes! A pool is another thing I want. Doesn’t need to be Olympic size either. Not sure of the length of this one, but long enough for laps and wide enough to turn is good enough for me.

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Kiwi bird
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7 months ago

I love it

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Seabeast
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7 months ago

A true "before" picture would show how it looked before demolition had begun.

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DDmaybeandor
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7 months ago

Almost a complete demolition and rebuild. But it's nice to see the old large building still standing with it's cobblestone addition. They did a fantastic job blending old with new. I especially love the brick walkway and how they built up the stone wall to the right of the outbuilding.

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wandile dludlu
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7 months ago

Seems like a british house... actually most of these look like british houses

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Natalia
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7 months ago

The first one is so messy, it makes me think that the second one will end up the same way in a while...

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DDmaybeandor
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7 months ago

What a difference a clean floor and beautiful staging makes.

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Zayd Long
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7 months ago

I have questions about that

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DDmaybeandor
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7 months ago

The ground in the first picture seems very uneven. What a terrific use of landscaping.

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Elianne
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7 months ago

Everything looks better when you add a cat

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Zoe's Mom
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7 months ago

I never really understood the need for a bathroom this large.

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Zayd Long
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7 months ago

Wow I think they knocked a wall down

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What's In Your Head?
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7 months ago

All those bright lights scared the sheep away. :-P

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me
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7 months ago

That is satisfying organization, but those clothes on the shelves aren't going to stay centered

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Lily Mae Kitty
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7 months ago

I hate this after so much. looks a damn mess and cheap as hell. I want cabinetry, not open shelves with greasy, dusty dishes. we have cats-cat hair would get into everything. not my cuppa.

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CorgiGirl
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7 months ago

Taking over and renovating after a hoarder is more than a LOT of work. It's sanitizing, deodorizing and all that too.

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Lily Mae Kitty
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7 months ago

before and a bazillion dollars later...

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DDmaybeandor
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7 months ago (edited)

So gorgeous it doesn't look real.

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Kim Pearce
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7 months ago

Omg I would never change the parquet floor. Crazy!

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