Who doesn’t love a new splash of color to change the look of a room? Color plays a key role in the design of any room because it rearranges reality. Generally, light and cool colors tend to open up a room. The kitchen makes for a great space for light colors. Dark and warm colors draw a space in. A basement could be a great spot to utilize dark colors. Make a decision on a new color based on what you think the space needs and what that room will be used for. A cool trick you can try is painting the ceiling. If a room is very large and doesn't feel all that comfy, try painting the ceiling. You want to paint it a darker color than the walls. This will make the ceiling appear lower and give a feeling of coziness to a room that once felt too spacious. This can also be done for rooms that feel too confined. If space feels tight, paint the ceiling a light color versus dark. A light color will expand the height of the ceiling verses shrink. The result will be a room that feels spacious and open.
- Rearrange and Organize
Rearranging a room can make you feel like you are in a brand new space! You’ll be amazed at what a difference moving a bed or a couch to the other side of a room can make. When a room stays a particular way for years, it’s quite easy to start looking at it as a storage unit. Clothes start to pile up and any sense of organization goes out the window. It’s time to rearrange and organize this space. Get an idea of how you want this space to look, then start rearranging. Find a room layout temple on Pinterest if you are having a hard time discovering the proper layout for your space. After this, organize. This improves the overall functionality and comfort of this space. Pay careful consideration as to how you want to use this space and rearrange to meet those needs.
- Add Scents
When you walk into a space, what is one of the first things you notice? Scent! Adding scents to a room is a great way to invite something new into a space. Using essential oils at home is a great and easy way to infuse your space with enchanting smells that will captivate anyone who walks in the room. Some popular scents include lavender, frankincense, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and many more. Each has a special function to target various areas of health. Essential oils can even be used in some cleaning products. Get rid of toxic household cleaners that hold a strong chemical smell and opt for natural ingredients that will ensure the safety of yourself, family and pets.
- Add Wall Art
Wall art is a great way to add some creative energy into your space! There are a ton of places online to collect wall art from. Search your favorite platforms such as Pinterest or even Tumblr (yes Tumblr) for artwork that catches your eye. There are various styles to choose from. This is also a great way to support unknown artists. If you don’t see anything online that you like, decorate your walls with your own photography. Once you’ve found your art, frame them in the frames of your choice. We suggest investing in thin black frames. They are simple, match practically all art, are cost efficient and they create contrast with light walls.
- Change Blinds and/or Curtains
Over time, white blinds are susceptible to turning yellow, and dirt and surface stains become easily visible. If your curtains are starting to look this way, changing them out is a great way to help improve that space! There are lots of blinds to choose from at local hardware shops. You can either go with the same look you had previously or switch it up and try a new look. The main thing to look for in blinds is to be sure that they are durable and will last over the years. Be sure to dust them one a month to ensure they stay looking new. Getting new curtains to pair with your new blinds will add to this home improvement. Choose a color you feel compliments this space the most. Don’t be afraid to play around with patterns either! On plain walls, the pop of a pattern looks incredible. You can find stylish and affordable curtains at places like IKEA and Target, or by shopping online. There’s a lot to choose from, so have fun and try something new!