If you want to feel like an experienced designer without ever being hired to outfit someone else's home, then stick to this rule: layer. When done right, using layers — like different textures, colors, and finishes — makes any room appear to have a professional touch. Take this post by actual interior designer Natalie Myers. At first glance, this dining room has a smart, minimal aesthetic. But upon closer look, chic touches like the geometric light fixture and fur-topped chairs give the space a little something extra. After all, a wooden table and matching artwork, stunning as they may be, can only take your style game so far. Go the extra mile with this lighting fixture.