Judy Garland told us “There’s no place like home”, so why not make your home the most beautiful and cozy place you can stay in?
Here’s a few tips that aren’t a lot of hassle and can help showcase the best features of every room in your home:
ADD SOME COLOR
Going with a neutral scheme can never go wrong, but if you’re feeling like your room is a little drab, don’t be afraid to go with a bold color. You can do an accent wall that compliments the current color scheme or use your furniture or accent pieces to bring a touch of color. Color doesn’t have to mean clutter, you can keep the rest of the room simple and add the dramatic touch with a few elements.
USE SOME MIRRORS
Bringing in some mirrors can add light and room to your space. Using mirrors in staging is known to help the room look like it’s much bigger than it is it. Add a few accent mirrors, preferably right across the room from a window, to brighten up your space and keep it from feeling too tight and small.
PLAY WITH ACCESSORIES
Furniture can get expensive, but there is so much you can do with a room by getting creative with accessories. Get some unique decorative pieces and let your room tell a story around them. Make at stop at your closest antique store and look for some pieces that are bold and speak to you. Stores like Hobby Lobby or TJ Maxx have beautiful and unique pieces that are incredibly affordable.
ADD SOME GREEN
Nothing gives a space some life like some life, literally. Add some plants to your rooms, lots of green ones that are easy to keep alive, to add a unique touch to the room. You’d be surprised how much a room looks “finished” when you add a beautiful tree to the corner of a room.
EMBRACE THE LIGHT
Don’t block out your windows with heavy drapes or hide them behind furniture. Decorate around your room in a way that compliments the windows and brings the natural light in.
Use fur throws or pillows, use patterns in your fabrics, etc. Don’t be afraid to add unique textures throughout your home or even metallic finishes. Just add a few pieces, don’t use too many textures or they can get overwhelming. Select a few textured items that complement each other and put them around your room.
Something I say often, get rid of all the clutter to make your room feel more open and welcoming. If you have a hard time walking around your room or your tables are so full of things you cannot see the wood, it may be time to get a few boxes and start cleaning out the things that don’t really belong.
Kelly Harden, REALTOR
Mihara & Associates, Inc.