HGTV's David Bromstad Teaches You How To Get Your Pad Perfect!

Every year, the moment Labor Day ends, it hits: interior design ennui. While the rest of the world goes back to school, we take this time to study up on our three Rs: revising, revamping, and redecorating our pads, of course.
And who better to school us on this subject than HGTV's home-makeover hunk (and Miami resident) David Bromstad? Between mentoring young, would-be designers on Design Star and injecting rooms with much-needed hues on Color Splash, the decor pro gave us a few tips on how to renovate a room without a millionaire's budget. From our walls to our floors to that couch we inherited on Craigslist, he shows us how to organize and upgrade it all. Read on for five helpful design tricks from the TV host—and be sure to take notes!
Click through for tips from an HGTV pro on turning your pad into the ultimate resort.
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"Lets face it: IKEA has the most affordable furniture in the world. But there are some other places that offer great deals and great prices, including Pier 1 Imports, Victoria's Amoire, West Elm, CB2, Nadeau, Modani, KMP Furniture, Loft Sofa, and Home Goods."

Philippe Starck Black Ghost Chair, $199, available at Loft Sofa.

Loft Sofa Bubble Chair, $890, available at Loft Sofa.

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"Wall decals are an amazing way to transform a room. There is a great brand, Murals Your Way, that offers tons of options (including some of my own artwork), and it won't ruin the paint underneath! I also love painting stripes or patterns on a wall, or using a really rich wallpaper pattern that makes a statement. Your walls can become the focal point of the room."

Murals Your Way Tilly by Valentina Ramos, $207-1,1152, available at Murals Your Way.

Murals Your Way Palace Gate by Simon & Kabuki, $207-1,1152, available at Murals Your Way.

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"I'm all about statement pieces! I love to have one in every room to give your space that something special to put it over the top. Check out KMP Furniture, Modani, Jonathan Adler, Planet Lighting, Spiagga, Victoria's Armoire, and Eclectic Elements — all of which are Miami-based companies or have a store in the area."

Modani Anoko Chandelier, $290, available at Modani.

Jonathan Adler Orange Queen Anne Mirror, $595, available at Jonathan Adler.

CB2 Knitted Blood Orange Pouf, $90, available at CB2.

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"I think blinds and shades are great way to control the amount of light coming into a room — but I need to have curtains that go floor to ceiling. This adds a sophisticated softness that finishes off a room beautifully. I love sheer because it filters the light without obstructing the light and views. To top it off, I like to have a second set of blackout curtains in front of the sheers when you have those late nights and just don’t want the sun to come in and give you a kiss."

West Elm Blackout Window Panel, $23-55, available at West Elm.

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"Rugs are super important to a room. It's something that defines a space and brings in color and/or texture — whatever your heart desires. The rug should be something that your room is lacking. If your room is already colorful, then bring in some texture; if you have lots of neutrals in your room, then think about adding some color or graphic elements with your rug. I happen to love a good shag, in and out of the bedroom!"

Jonathan Adler Light Blue Bridget Kilim Rug, $995, available at Jonathan Adler.

West Elm Bursa Rug, $199-1,299, available at West Elm.

Photo: Courtesy of The Workshop