1. CHANGE YOUR ART AROUND
I often take all art down off a wall in a room or two and create new wall groupings. Sometimes just moving pictures around will give the room just a fresh new look!
2. REARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE
Did you know that lining the walls with furniture (and hanging rugs on the wall) was actually a medieval practice of keeping out the drafts between the stones on the castle walls? I remember my grandfathers house in Oregon had furniture lining the walls with barely room for one more thing. Even when I was little I thought that was so odd. Maybe that's where my love for rearranging began!
Look at all how Robert Passal "floats" all the furniture in the room:
This is the least expensive remodel you can do that yields the largest reward. So you spend $20-60.00 on a can of paint to give your room a whole new look...just do it!
(Bethany's bold brown ceiling for her ORC)
I see people labor over paint decisions and I just want them to jump in. " It's just PAINT" I always say, not a major investment.
4. CHANGE YOUR ACCESSORIES
Often you have all you need for a new look around your own home. Don't know where to start or you need to unblock your 'decorator's block'? Take everything out of a room, put it all on the kitchen counter and reassign things to different rooms. Better yet, if you have a friend ( or daughter) whose 'eye' you value, have them work with you, since two heads are literally better than one....
5. GET NEW PILLOWS
You can really change out your pillow covers for a minimal outlay of funds. Shops on Etsy offer tons of pillow choices as do your local or online home stores. Or trying sewing some; there are plenty of DIY's out there.
The most important thing is to make your house your own with personal items and things you love; experiment and have fun in the process and get help if you get stuck or need a new plan. Decorators can help you formulate a plan and save you from making costly mistakes!
If you are looking for help with your home, we'd love to work with you! Contact us for a listing of our services and prices. Nancy and Bethany