But there are headache-free, cost-effective ways to completely revamp your rooms. Make interior design a cinch with these simple tips:
If you’re feeling cramped but not in the market for new furniture, rearrange your current configuration to create more space or give the room a new feel. Moving larger furniture against the walls will open up the central floor space. Leave ample space between furniture for foot traffic, especially for pets or children.
Make an honest appraisal of your knick-knacks and adornments. Less can be more. Get rid of the clutter for a sleeker look that requires less dusting.
A well-placed mirror is a quick way to make the room feel twice as big.
Change your mind
You can transform the feel of a room by simply changing what’s on the walls. Rotate your favorite pieces of artwork on a seasonal thematic basis, whenever your kids come home with a new creation, or simply when the mood strikes.
To make this an easy process, choose frames that come ready to hang. Lakeside Easy Change Artwork Frames are fitted with sawtooth hangers on the back and include a compartment to store about 50 pictures behind the one on display. More information can be found at www.lakeside.com.
Give your space a splash of color and pizzazz by painting an accent wall or the molding with a funky or decadent color. It’ll be easy to opt for a bolder color if you’re not painting every inch of your room.
The walls aren’t the only surface that deserves a color treatment. You can add color to the floor with a beautiful area rug. And don’t forget how far a few throw pillows can go to add texture and color to a drab couch.
Liven it up
A couple of houseplants will lend any drab room a sense of vitality. Choose a sunlit corner for your plants. Low-maintenance plants that can thrive even under the care of the most irresponsible plant owners include African violets, jade and spider plants.
You don’t need to break the bank – or your back, for that matter – when giving your home’s interiors a facelift. Quick easy changes can make a big impact.
– Courtesy of StatePoint