The arrival of New Year presents us several opportunities to review our lifestyle. Many look forward to update and give their home a fresh and new look. With winter getting chilly, causing most of us to spend our time indoors, undertaking a home revamping project could be viable option.
For some, the mere thought of renovation may put them in an uncomfortable zone. They are likely to feel a bit reluctant on undertaking such project in view to the costs they may incur. However, revamping need not be an elaborate and expensive affair. Yes, you do not require spending a fortune on it. This write-up intends to share some smart and budget-friendly decorating tips to redecorate your rooms using color and accessories.
Maximize Appeal with Color
To a large degree, paint or color is an integral part of a decor and more so during makeover. If used right, it can work wonders – elevating a home's overall visual appeal. Here are some cool ways of incorporating colors and redefining your home.
When repainting, avoid coloring the entire room. Instead, paint only one wall and create a focal point. Along with it, paint the ceiling with a lighter coat similar to that of the wall. To create drama and a level of sophistication, choose two colors, likely contrast –team a bright and dark tone. One need not always emphasize on paint, instead opt for furnishings like throw pillows, drapery and rugs. Use the chosen theme throughout the room. For example, mustard yellow wall surrounded with all white furnishings with an earth tone floor fabric at the center.
Other ways to play with colors is using them in different elements such as lampshades, light fixtures, furniture, planters, doors and kind. For example, replace the regular light bulb with a yellow one for a relaxed and mellow glow in your favorite nook. Likewise, a rosy lampshade adds an element of beauty and elegance. Be imaginative and get creative in the kitchen, add a few small terra cotta herb planters and paint them in bright coordinating shades. Spruce up the front door and windows with spring-inspired tones. Doing so will contribute to a cheerful home decor.
Edit Your Accessories
In interiors, accessories, especially decorative ones work as great finishing touch. However, stuffing a room with them is a bad idea. They will not only clutter the space, but also create visual noise in a room. To avoid this, collect all your accessories and place them piece by piece in spots that will contribute in complimenting a room's overall appeal.
Avoid the urge to go on a shopping spree when accessories are concerned. The thumb rule for you to follow here is less is more. Quite likely, you already have the needed things; all you require to do is sort them and probably repurpose them. However, if there is a need, opt for thrift and discount stores. These places offer a wide variety of accessories in different forms and types at affordable prices. For rugs and runners, look out for promotions, seasonal and clearance sales on Internet.
Accessories like a ceramic vase with flowers, antique frame, colorful coasters, scented candles, vintage plates, framed art or pictures and the likes can create a huge difference when used right. Implement them to create a focal point or as an accent to compliment or emphasize a theme. Do not hesitate to experiment – put up family photos or other pictures arranged in collage style of your liking in the dining room or hallway. You may even hang a couple of framed mirrors opposite to a window to maximize natural light indoors. To add an element of elegance, replace regular overhead lighting with chandeliers bought from thrift store. The possibilities are many.
As you may have realized, the suggested ideas point out on how easy it is to revamp the decor using simple means of home decoration. A pocketful of imagination, some careful thoughts, the Internet for research and a little money is all one needs to give their home a fresh new look and appeal.