Love your home but looking to spruce it up? There are five areas of your home that you can improve easily and effortlessly that will increase the comfort and add character to your home. A house becomes a home when it reflects the owners and identifies your tastes, hobbies, experiences and welcomes you home at the end of the day.
Choose spaces in your home to accentuate with lightning to create a comfortable, warm room. We recommend evaluating your home and selecting areas that are dark, have a piece of artwork displayed or underneath cabinets to add lighting; or start by updating existing lighting fixtures such as chandeliers.
Inviting Entry Way:
Your entry way welcomes you and your guests into your home and is one of the first impressions of your space. When decorating an entry way, you want an organized space that is comfortable and inviting. Try adding storage for keys, jackets, shoes and other items to prevent clutter from building up; install pegs or shelves with bins to create a practical yet pretty entry way. When decorating the entry way remember to include seating for guests to use when removing shoes or to place an item.
Add character to the exterior of your home by adding architectural details to add charm and make your home unique. When decorating try adding shutters, painting the trim, installing window boxes or planters and add exterior lighting to enhance landscape details.
Add personal touches to your space by accessorizing with vintage finds, trip souvenirs, seasonal touches, heirloom items, and items that fleet your family. When decorating remember to add accessories in moderation, to prevent an area from looking clutter and overwhelming.
Add Extra Elements:
Add touches of character to your space by creating interesting nooks and finishes to ordinary and dull rooms. Try creating a reading nook near a window, or architectural details such as molding, or carved legs to cabinets. If you can’t afford to replace items try repainting for a fresh look and install new hardware.
For more great home ideas see this article from Better Homes and Garden.