Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Room by Room - Quick and easy fixes

Yeah, Spring is here!

I don't know about you, but Spring always make me feel alive. It is not so cold outside, the snow is melting and some flowers are starting to bloom.

This new beginning is always making me want to redecorate. This feeling is great, but can I redecorate everything? not always.

Sometimes all we need are small fixes in our room to feel like they were redesigned.
A fresh coat of paint, new upholstery on a chair, a different throw pillow, rearranging the furniture are some of the options.
Here are some of my tips for quick, easy and not so expensive fixes, room by room.

Spring inspiring colors
Living Room
      When you are making a change in the living room, use the season's color for inspiration.
Add some color by changing some accessories like the candles or the throw pillows.
When doing so, make sure you are not adding too many colors to the room. If you are not sure, replace a color with color. For example change all the accessories that are the color blue with green (assuming it goes with the color scheme of the room).

       Take one piece of furniture to be reapoulster. You do not need to change them all to get a feeling that the room is all new.

      Another way to get a feeling of a new room is add a new plant. Adding a plant (usually in the corner) can give a feeling of a new room and even complete it.

      Kitchens are more complicated, but can be done as well. Changing the handles on the doors may look like a small change but can go a long way. Just make sure to check the holes of the handles you have now before getting new ones.

      For the bedroom I would say, change the covers and maybe add a few sets of candles and you got yourself a romantic getaway in your own bedroom.
A new window treatment or a new picture is an option as well.

      When updating a bathroom we don't need to go overboard and redo the entire space. At this point we want to try and do it ourselves. Try changing the mirror and the sconces. If you really feel like it, you can also add a fresh coat of paint and 'vuala', you got yourself a new and improved bathroom.

Changes can be made in every season not just Spring, all you have to do it think big with small changes.

Till next time,

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