Home Makeover: In With The New
“Out with the old, in with the new” is a popular saying around the new year. While that usually applies to things we’d like to change about ourselves, the new year can be a time to look around our homes and make some changes with a home makeover. You don’t need to hire a design team and do a complete renovation. There are easy and simple things that you can do to get rid of the old and usher in the new.
Seeing Your Home Through Fresh Eyes
Do you remember what made you fall in love with your home? Do you remember that excitement and all the plans that you have for what you were going to do with your new home? If you haven’t done all the things you wanted, pick one of them and focus on it.
Sometimes, the day-to-day gets in the way. Our days are filled with caring for our families, work, and finding time for ourselves that we sometimes forget to notice our surroundings. Splurging and hiring someone to do a serious deep-cleaning can get the clutter under control and so that we can really “see” our home.
Total Home Makeover or Subtle Changes?
When horse lover Susie Clark, Moved to a 30-acre ranch in Palmer, Texas, she realized that she needed to revamp her new home. You can see how updating one room can make a big difference. Making changes, big or small, is a reflection of you, your lifestyle, and how you want to spend your days.
A Houston couple bought a cute, old farmhouse in Fredericksburg, Texas. They relied on the character of the original house and made small changes that really highlighted the things they loved about the house. Sometimes all it takes is painting a chair or hanging some hats on the wall to make a room come together.
If you aren’t looking for a big project, focusing on color can bring a transformative touch. Color can determine the mood of a room. It can date a room or make it contemporary.
Every year Pantone, the color trendsetter, comes out with the color of the year. This year, two colors were chosen. Illuminating, a sunny yellow, and Ultimate Grey. These colors will be showing up in every aspect of design, and perhaps in your home. Whatever colors you prefer, the ones you chose can make an impact in a variety of ways, such as painting, accents, and window treatments.
Paint is the secret weapon of home updating. It is one of the easiest ways to change the look of a room. Are you looking to brighten a room? Choose a lovely, light color. Wanting to add a sophisticated touch? Try some rich, dark tones. Whether you choose to paint an entire room or only one wall, the change is dramatic.
Paint doesn’t have to stop with the walls. Painting an old piece of furniture can instantly update it. You can paint it in a contrasting color or so that it appears vintage.
Adding some funky pillows or geometric throw rugs can liven up a room. This Austin, Texas couple chose to use plants to add interest to their home. Do you have a collection that is sitting in a box somewhere? Bring it out. Decorate your home with the things you enjoy.
Even easier than painting, changing window treatments can remake the look of a room or an entire house. There is a window treatment to fit every style and room in your home. Window treatments do much more than let in light or afford privacy. They set the tone, add style, and give a personal touch to your home.
Whether you are thinking about a few accents or updates throughout your entire home, I’d love to hear your dreams and ideas. Together we can work together to truly “bring in the new”.