by ipdesign |
January 5th, 2012 |
No matter how long you’ve lived in your home, it’s always fun to shake things up a little bit – and what better time to think about giving one – two or even three rooms in your home a brand new makeover! A fresh new look will definitely have a positive impact on every single person who lives in your home. Just think about the enjoyment you would derive by sharing something new for your friends, family and guests to admire! Here are just a few ideas to help you get started on your makeover!
COLOR YOUR WORLD! If you’re living in an all white or beige world, than nothing will spark your room’s makeover faster than color! Perhaps it’s just one simple accent wall painted a dramatic and exciting color. Maybe a new piece of art will find a new home over your fireplace mantle – adding color and spice to your family room. Replacing a worn area rug that’s seen better days with a new textured multi-colored area rug might “fit the bill” perfectly. Nothing adds more instantaneous drama and pizzazz to you room’s entire décor more than color!
REARRANGE! Although new furniture definitely gives any home an instant face lift, often times, it’s not something new you crave – but perhaps simply a new furniture arrangement plan. Have you consider transferring pieces from one room to another? Have you tried angling your larger furniture pieces? Have you considered adding a new accent table or two? Maybe reupholstering that chair or sofa will do the trick. Often time, small changes can make the biggest impact.
LIGHTING! Unfortunately, improper and inadequate room lighting is very common. Few things can rekindle our spirits on a gray, rainy or snowy day like a home’s interior bathed in warm light. In fact, good artificial lighting is known to have such a positive effect on one’s moods, that some consider it preventive medicine. When developing a lighting plan, you first need to take stock of what types of activities you enjoy in each of the rooms that you’re consider making over. Then call in a professional decorator to help determine the best lighting plan to accommodate your activities.
So, if a few rooms in your home are crying for a facelift, then there’s no better time than NOW to begin the process. You, your family and your home will definitely benefit from a brand new look!