Feeling uninspired in
your space? Updating the decor in your home is an easy way to add more color,
style and personality to rejuvenate your residence. Whether you're making a few
updates, like new artwork or wall colors, or renovating an entire room with a
completely new look, decorating should be fun, not stressful. With a few simple
tips, you can up the design ante in your home without breaking the bank.
Decorative painting for design
Painting can consist
of much more than simple strokes of one color. Take things to the next level
with decorative painting. Create different patterns on your walls with textured
rollers to achieve an artistic design. Sponge and fabric paint rollers provide
unique patterns to give your walls a one-of-a-kind look. Low in price and high
in design, using textured rollers is a great option for redecorating on a
Painting stripes in
your room is a refreshing way to update your current color scheme. A sequence
of wide and narrow stripes in complementing colors is a stylish option. To
achieve crisp, clean lines between each stripe, painter's tape will get the job
done. It will also help to prevent paint bleed, leaving precise lines and
keeping the transition between your colors looking sharp.
A plethora of plates
Artwork is a great way
to change things up and give any room a boost. Expensive traditional framed
pieces of artwork aren't your only option anymore. Instead, create an eclectic
art piece with plates you already own, or find them at garage sales and antique
stores. Opt for various sizes and shapes and attach each one to your wall with
plate hooks. You can cover an entire wall, or focus on a smaller area - but
before you get started, be sure to lay out your design on the floor first. This
way, you'll achieve your desired look, without extra nail holes on the wall
from hanging as you go.
Perk-up hallways with
runners; rooms with rugs.
your home, the hallways may seem a little drab. Add a pick-me-up to your
walkway by hanging portraits with funky frames along the walls. Add a runner
along the length of the floor for a touch of pizzazz. Runners come in a
multitude of lengths, patterns and colors - not to mention price ranges.
Updating the flooring will keep your feet cozy and help to diminish the sound
of footsteps during the night.
If you have a space
you want to update, but a full room makeover isn't in your budget, consider an
area rug to spruce things up. If the color in your room is dull, the rug can
add visual interest and a pop of color, serving as an aesthetically pleasing
addition. Area rugs also help to break up the space of a larger room and can
add grandeur to a small space. A new rug will also protect your pre-existing
carpet, vinyl and hardwood floors, keeping them looking newer, longer.
Opt for accents as design elements
No home redecorating
project is complete without a few perfectly placed accents. These interesting
items stand out from your primary colors and furniture pieces, offering a fresh
look to any space. Accent pieces - like chairs, frames or vases - will spice up
a monotonous color scheme, while harmonizing with everything else you may
already have in a room. Consider a bright beanbag chair for your child's
bedroom, a bold lawn chair on your patio to enthrall while entertaining or a
lamp base in a complementary color on your console. Keep in mind accents are
meant to speak for themselves; so there's no need to have another elaborate
piece in the room to pair with an accent piece. Just one affordable piece is
all it takes.
When the redecorating
bug bites, embrace the opportunity to freshen up your home inexpensively. With
a pinch of creativity and a dash of design inspiration, you can easily make
over any space into one that's perfect for you.
Karen Venier is a Broker
Associate at Keller Williams. She is a part of Carr Peck Group which has been
recognized locally and nationally as in expert in real estate. Locally
they are 6th in Denver Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and have been
recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling
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