We get acclimated to our surroundings and don't notice when things start to look a little shabby or dull. Over time, we can become melancholy. It's not that we're unhappy with our home, it's that our living spaces don't make us feel content or spark feelings of refuge like they did before. Thankfully, it isn't difficult or costly to make a little home improvement and spruce up our home decor. Here are a few home improvement ideas to help you begin.
A fresh coat of paint costs very little, takes only a day or two of time, and can quickly bring brightness and openness. If you're contemplating a significant change in color, paint a large piece of cardboard with that color and hang it on the wall for a few days. This way, you can get an idea of what the color will look like throughout the day and night.
Over the last decade, many homes have been built an open concept architecture. Some people feel that it strips the living space of intimacy. Room dividers or privacy screens are an inexpensive way to divide rooms. The dividers are generally four feet tall and have two to four panels. These dividers can help make a larger room feel cozier and smaller. You can also rearrange them as often as you'd like to bring a fresh look to your space.
The quickest home décor mood changer is lighting. Change to wall sconces if you have overhead lights. Install a new chandelier if your dining room needs a lift. Adding table lamps to the living room end tables can create a warm relaxing feeling. Create a dramatic impact by relighting the bathroom with some led bulbs.
There are tons of home improvement ideas and techniques to make a small space seem larger. Buy a coffee table or end tables with drawers to add storage space. You can use nesting tables to conserve space. Baskets can be decorative and functional by giving you a place to put magazines, craft supplies or even table linens.
Add your own flair or personality to a room by implementing a theme. Styles like Mid-Century Modern, Industrial, Cottage, Asian, Contemporary, Shabby Chic, or Rustic, to name a few. You can integrate pieces that reflect the theme of your choice. Carry the style over with artwork, pillows or area rugs. Mixing patterns and textures can swiftly shift the room's mood to whatever you desire. Move around wall decor to make the space seem new and fresh as well. I do this in my own home all the time.
If you have gorgeous hardwood floors, you undoubtedly want them to stay that way. Area rugs are the way to go to protect floors without covering them up completely. Area rugs can be so pretty and decorative that some people even use them in a room that has wall to wall carpet. It just adds the perfect decorative touch to the room. You can find the ideal rug for any decorating style imaginable. We can help you with that, of course!
Spruce up the kitchen by installing ceramic tiles on floors or countertops. Sizes, shapes, colors, patterns... the choices are endless to make an old kitchen look new again.
Another way to refresh your home's walls is wallpaper. It can be obtained easily from home improvement stores or online. The designs and textures are endless.
Faux finishes are another way to add dimension and texture to your home. Walls, furniture, cabinets, you name it. It's the latest rage, and they are relatively easy to do. With some simple practice, you can easily replicate the appearance of marble, wood or stone. You can find a guide on the Internet to get you started.
Wooden window blinds offer a relatively inexpensive way of giving a room a touch of nature inside with a feeling of luxury and warmth. Wood blinds are a great way to enrich the décor a room and provide an expensive and classy look and feel.
Most of us work hard for what we have. Even if it's not necessarily the best, it is still ours. There are steps you can take to implement your home improvement ideas on almost any budget. Refreshing your home doesn't require a lot of money, just some imagination. With a little work and creativity, you can spruce up a room or two at a time. It will make you feel invigorated and your home will once again feel like your refuge.
Autumn is a new face to Creative Carpet & Flooring, but definitely not new to the flooring industry. Autumn has over 10 years of flooring experience in addition to cabinet design and other design work. Autumn helps her clients make their design vision become a reality. She loves a design challenge of tying colors and patterns that normally would not be something you would put together! Visit Autumn at our Highland, Indiana showroom with help making your design visions come to life.