As the New Year unfolds, you will find you want to re-arrange, refresh, renew, and redo your rooms.Why not?A new year, a new look.Here are five ideas for easy transformation of any room in your home:
The first thing to do, before anything else, is to clear away clutter, unused items, and things that need to return to their proper place.Stash like items in storage bins that fit under beds or high in closets.Put things in drawers and closets that don’t get used daily. Make a goal of sending lots of your old stuff to Goodwill or another preferred charity.
LET THE SUN SHINE IN
Next, bring light to dark wintery corners by tying back those curtains.Use anything from ribbon to chain, scarves or door knobs.Your imagination and your style are the only guidelines.Sunshine can warm a room, and your spirits.
BRING THE OUTDOORS INSIDE
Plants are not only beautiful, but healthy. They clean the air we breathe by filtering the air.They also look great.Pick types that are easy to grow.Some may need light from a window, while others may not.Get advice from a nursery or go online to see what suits you best.
Change your framed photos or prints for an easy update and redo in any room.Choose between painting them or adding embellishments.Group them on the wall, or hang a narrow shelf and sit them on it.Buy new frames, or cover the old ones with colored tape.Have fun with changing your old frames for instant pizazz.
A simple mirror can bring the illusion of more space.No matter the size, it works to fool the eye.Like a window, mirrors reflect either sun or artificial light.By mere placement, you can create a beautiful attraction or design element of any room. See how you can use this illusion to your benefit.
Enjoy trying new ideas and let your heart lead you as you refresh your home.Use light, color, nature, and whimsy.You can redo and renew a room whenever you feel the urge, but the first of the year just spurs the imagination and a craving for new style.
Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design.
Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.
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