Home renovations don’t have to be expensive or difficult. Simple, inexpensive changes can be made that change the entire look of a room. Staying on a budget is easy if you are creative and willing to do a little work. Small additions to a room can make dramatic changes and end up costing very little money.
Change the Color
You can easily change the entire look and feel of a room by changing the color scheme. Try darker colors for a change and trim everything in white for some deep contrast. Use contrasting colors to create accents to throw pillows on couches and floral centerpieces made of from the same group of colors will brighten the room and make it more appealing.
Get a Handle on It
Cabinet hardware can be overly plain. Dress up your cabinets by replacing your boring handles and knobs with different shapes, sizes or colors. If you have an older homer, explore antique shops and stores that specialize in salvaged items from homes that were being torn down. You will be amazed at the kind of things you will find that are actually quite beautiful and can lend a rustic or nostalgiac look to your home.
Throw pillows, afghans, floral centerpieces and candleholders are just a few of the things a person can use to change the color and tone of a room. Give each room a theme. For example, if you really like music you can find wall decorations or throws that have musical items on them. An old musical instrument can be showcased by surrounding it with photos of it being used and some sheet music. A car enthusiast may find a wallpaper or border with images of cars or antique gas stations. The ideas are limited only by your imagination.
Show your Style
If you have a flair for design, create new valances for the windows or add wainscoting to give the room a completely new look. Changing a light fixture can create an entirely different mood. Choose a specific type of furniture and re-decorate the room around the time period you have chosen. Retro, modern or casual, you can spruce up the entire room with just a few cosmetic changes.
Tone it Down
If the room is exceedingly bright during the day due to large windows hang heavy drapes to mute it down just a touch. They can be opened to allow for sunlight or drawn to give the room a softer feel. Using a soft color for the walls will also help to tone down a room. Bedrooms add blues and soft greens to the room for a quieting effect.
Simple changes don’t have to be expensive. Just changing the trim in a room can make a dramatic difference. Explore your options and set a budget. Once you have that, you are free to create the room of your dreams.
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