Refresh your rooms with these design tips
Whether you’ve just moved into a home or you’ve lived there for years, it might be time for a design tune-up. Only a few simple changes can make a big difference and allow you to create a room you’ll be itching to show off to friends and family. Here are a few design tips that will help any homeowner revamp their space:
• Pops of color. If you have neutral-toned furniture, try sprucing up the room with lamps, curtains and accessories in bold hues. If you’re up for a painting challenge, an accent wall is a great way to incorporate color into a space.
• Varying textures. A room tends to get boring when it focuses only on one texture, so it’s important to create a sense of balance. Try varying the fabric types on your sofa and curtains. Add in some metal or wooden accents to draw the eye around the room. You even can play with lighting to reflect off certain objects and create visual interest.
• Antique feature. Choose an antique or unique piece of décor to be the inspiration for the room. This could be a rug, lamp, chair or even a chandelier — anything that gets you energized and motivated. Get creative and run with the theme it creates. Or, if your style is more on the modern side, an antique object will stand out among your contemporary décor.
• Symmetrical, yet functional. The furniture collection in a room should form a restful, symmetrical layout. It’s all about balance. There should be 3 to 10 feet between each seat. Additionally, instead of pushing each piece up against the wall to create more space, give your furniture a bit of breathing room a few inches from the wall. This makes the room appear open and airy.
• Clutter-free organization. Getting rid of clutter is a grand challenge for most homeowners. When you decide to take on the mess, drawers and cabinets are your best friends. Take some time to go through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate or throw away. Store any leftover items that can cause clutter in an organized, out-of-sight area.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.