Updating your home's style can be done in just a few simple steps! Below are six easy ways to freshen up your space this year!
1 - Cut the Clutter. You may think this is an obvious fix. But it is important to remember as new home decor items are brought into your home. Make a new rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one must move out...
2- Get a Bright Idea! Improving your room's lighting can make all the difference. Make sure you are using about 100 watts per 50 sq. feet. Also, try to have several types of lighting placed around the room. This will shed a new light on your space!
3- Bigger by design. If you have a room that feels small, paint it the same color as the adjoining room. This will make the space flow better from one room to the other.
4- The New Neutrals. For a fresh update of an older room, try going beyond just beige with warm tans, honeys, and soft blue-greens.
5- Vary Wall Hangings. Instead of hanging your paintings and pictures in the center of your walls, display them creatively. This way they will make a statement and show off your space.
6- 3 is NOT a Crowd! When grouping your accessories, stick to odd numbers (especially 3's!). Vary them in height, scale, and textures to keep your grouping interesting.
Wishing you all a fresh start in 2012!
photo credits: 1. http://widbox.com/benefits-of-decluttering 2.http://jameshurt.com/for-sellers/15-secrets-of-home-staging/ 3. http://feelgoodhomedesignblog.com/2011/05/ 4. http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/house-pictures/palm-beach-design-decorating-0411 5. http://jameshurt.com/for-sellers/15-secrets-of-home-staging/ 6. http://northernvarealestate.net/