Spring brings thoughts of fresh air, sunshine and bright surroundings. Is that what your home says to you as you walk through the door? When you look around, is it as tired as you are? We’ve been cooped up in our homes over the last few years and are immune to our home’s lived-in patina.
We take our homes for granted. A place to eat, sleep, and especially now, work. But they can be so much more – your home is your castle, where family and friends gather to make memories and a sanctuary where you can retreat from the world of chaos to enjoy peace and quiet. There may have been moments over the past months or years when you entertained thoughts of updating, but where do you start? Perhaps you’d really like to remodel, but the timing wasn’t right.
Is there another option? Yes!
Refresh and Reset
A refresh and reset is just the ticket. Possibilities for breathing new life into your home can be simple, stylish and work with your budget. Color evokes meaning in our lives. You can change the mood of a room simply by painting a wall. Are you looking for soothing? Invigorating? Cozy and inviting? Every year the major paint manufacturers select a color of the year. Will one of these work for you? If not, there are SO many to choose from. A trip to the paint store is in order. Unless you are absolutely certain, collect multiples of the colors you’re interested in so you can compare them in all the different light in the room.
Have you noticed that wallpaper is back? This is not your grandmother’s wallpaper! There is a style and price point for every taste and budget. Colors, patterns, small and large murals, and much of it is peel and stick. No professional paper hanger required. Be creative! Soft goods – throws, pillows, bedding – are available in a plethora of fabric colors, patterns and textures.
Is the kitchen in need of a facelift? Hardware is jewelry for cabinets. Update the backsplash without the commitment with peel and stick glass mosaic tile or one of the many wood, tile or metal finishes available. Retire the well-used towels to the cleaning bin and replace them with colorful towels.
Life is cluttered. Contain yours with an assortment of beautiful baskets or decorative boxes. Is your style industrial? Look for wood or metal containers. Clean lines, natural materials, graphic shapes and vibrant colors evoke a mid-century modern vibe.
Magazines, Houzz, and Pinterest are good sources of design inspiration. The Décor showroom at DC Interiors and Renovations carries a unique selection of home décor, accessories, art, and furniture. For more interior design ideas, peruse online at Décor. Design is catching up with the way we live. All of these ideas are perfect for the DIYer. You may have noticed how many of these suggestions come without commitment, for example, peel and stick. These are easy to change when the mood strikes or when you’re ready for the full remodel.
A Little Help Please.
The idea of working with an interior designer may seem unnecessary if you’re not planning a full remodel or redesign. But consider this. A consultation with an interior designer can help you achieve your goals by concentrating on the important design elements. They’ll show you how to create flow and help you avoid expensive mistakes. The design professionals at DC Interiors and Renovations specialize in listening to you to make your vision a reality. They work with you to develop a design that befits your style. And getting it right doesn’t have to be overwhelming or budget-busting. Let a professional show you the difference a new paint color on a few walls, a slipcover on pieces with good bones or a new furniture arrangement can make. Is there a trendy new look you’d like but don’t want to commit to? Designers at DC Interiors & Renovations can show you how to enjoy it without going overboard.
Ready, set, refresh!