Redecorating Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Home’s Interior

Does your house’s interior look drab or boring? If your answer is yes, then your house needs a bit of rejuvenation and redecorating to enhance its appearance. Luckily, we have a list of things below that you can do to your house to accomplish this task.

Change Paint Colors of the Walls and Trim

Repaint the walls and trim with new paint and new colors! This will brighten your interior and could even make you feel like you are living in a new house. You must take the right enough time to match the paints, though, as you do not want them to clash with each other or the furnishings.

Do not just depend on the small paint samples from the home store to make your decision. You can now buy small containers of the paint to try on a wall in a place that is out of view. This way you know what each color looks like after it is on the wall and trim.

Add Colorful Throw Rugs

Colorful throw rugs brighten up carpeting that has seen better days. You can use the rugs to cover stains and worn spots. These come in a wide range of prices, colors, patterns, sizes and shapes. It is surprising what a big difference this makes in the house.

Of course, if you have a large enough budget to work with you could replace all your carpeting, but it is nice to know that throw rugs provide a cheaper alternative solution for worn carpeting. You would need to choose the carpet and have a professional install it for you. This is an expensive way to freshen up the appearance of the carpeting.

Don’t Forget the Kitchen

You use the kitchen on a daily basis cooking food for your family. The cabinets and cabinet doors most likely are starting to show the wear and tear. Repaint or re-stain the cabinets and shelves, whichever is your preference. If you need to, you can purchase new cabinet doors to match the cabinets. These doors also may need a coat of paint or stain depending on the look you are going for in your kitchen. Attach the new doors when the paint or stain dries. Add new knobs if necessary. Easy fix for a rundown kitchen.

 

Choosing Perfect Window Treatments

window-treatmentsWhen redecorating a room, most of the thought goes into carpeting, wall coverings, and furniture, but often window treatments aren’t given much thought. Window treatments should be given the same amount of weight as any other decorating decision because they can make or break the entire decorating scheme.

When faced with the many options available for windows, such as drapes, panels, or blinds, not to mention and untold number of fabrics, patterns, etc. making a choice may seem a bit intimidating. It doesn’t have to be however, there are a few guidelines that can help ensure that you choose the perfect window treatments to top off your new décor.

Consider the purpose of the room

There is a common misconception that window treatments should be matching throughout the house; disregard that completely. Because different rooms are used for different purposes, each should have its own style of window dressing. A family room, for example, is generally where people will be watching television so draperies that deaden outside noise are often a good choice. For bedrooms, often a blind or shade to keep out light and offer some privacy is in order, but they can be topped with an aesthetically pleasing sheer or panel to soften the look.

What is the window’s main purpose?

If it truly has no purpose other than to let in light, your choices for window coverings are almost endless, but if it is accessed frequently to let in a breeze or for its wonderful view, you will need to choose more carefully. Roller shades or blinds are a good bet for a window that has to be functional as well as pretty. They can also be topped with a sheer panel or simply a valance to add some color.

Is privacy an issue?

For bedrooms, bathrooms, or any room that can easily be seen into by a close neighbor, privacy should play an important role in your choice of window treatments. There are many stylish blinds that are every bit as pleasing to the eye as curtains and will allow you your privacy. Blinds are often a good choice for large windows as well because they can be opened to allow light in or closed for privacy or to insulate against heat or cold.

Consider your curtains as a frame for the perfect picture

Window dressings are the icing on the cake. Choose shades and patterns that will accent your newly decorated room and show it to its best advantage. Choosing a pattern that complements your walls and upholstery will bring out the best of everything in the room.

There is certainly more to choosing window coverings than what is mentioned here, but these guidelines can help you get started. Many people (myself included) like to change the curtains with the season. For summertime, a light, breezy sheer makes everything seem cheerful while heavier drapes or curtains in the winter will keep things feeling warm and welcoming. As with any decorating, window dressings are limited only by your own specific tastes and your imagination.

Tips to Give Your Home a Designer Look on a Budget

designer-bedroomDesigners don’t have a set of rules that they use. While they understand colors and patterns, they aren’t pigeonholed with a few ideas. Instead, they look at the size of the room and begin to design a room based on the potential it has. Here are some of the tricks they use when designing the homes of the rich that you can incorporate while sticking to your budget.

The first thing to remember is that rooms need breathing room. When you walk into a room, have a few places for seating and fill empty space with objects of interest. A room with a couple of couches and a handful of unique statues and vases will have more of an impact that a room littered with items.

Another trick that designers will tell you is to pick an item to be the central focus of the room. This is something that you want people to instantly look at when they walk in. Once you’ve determined that item, incorporate wall colors, flooring and patterns in the room around it. This can also reduce the amount of time spent trying to find shades and styles of paint and flooring. That item should also be place towards the front of the room when people enter.

As you are setting up your room, know the right height to hang artwork. Don’t just toss something up and say it looks good. The mid-line of any piece of art should be approx. 57”. This is the average height of the human eye. This brings a room together and gives it a professional feeling.

Rugs are another item that can make or break a room. When you have a rug, furniture should be placed on it so there is 12” – 18” of surface on all edges of the furniture. This gives it a natural look. The rug should also accent the rest of the room and not command attention. Otherwise, visitors may end up focusing on a floor that needs to be vacuumed when they walk in.

If you follow these tips, you can have a home that looks like a top home designer came in and helped you to redecorate your home. All without the hefty price tag that they often come with.