BELOW IS A GUEST POST THAT TALKS ABOUT WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME AN UPDATE WITHOUT A FULL SCALE OVER HAUL. DESIGN IS TRULY IN THE DETAILS! CHANGE A FEW TO CHANGE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF A SPACE.
It is true that the styling of any home becomes outdated over time and that there comes a point where you do not love your home’s design the way you once did. You become ready for some change. You might avoid making any changes though because of the fear of how much it all may cost. It is definitely true that major home renovations and upgrades can cost large amounts of money. On average, a homeowner spends more than $21,000 on a kitchen remodel alone. That is no small undertaking.
However, by teaming up with and using the skills of an interior designer, you can determine the personal style it is that you are wanting your home to have and fully transform the current look of your home — all without spending a great deal of your available resources or having to hire contractors or handymen. With less expensive options than big and time-consuming renovations, like new fixtures or decor pieces, you can update your home beautifully and effectively. Utilize the expertise of an interior designer to find out how you can work with the current state of your home and update with minor tweaks and additions.
Cabinet and Drawer Pulls
Old and worn hardware on cabinetry can date even an otherwise new kitchen or bathroom. Replacing these knobs and pulls with something new is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to instantly give your space a facelift. With so many options in knobs and pulls, you can certainly find the shape and finish that fits the updated look you are wanting to give your home and that ties in with the rest of your design and decor.
Wall Art or Color
Your home’s walls have an incredible amount of potential to define a space while conveying the personality of the home and the style of its residents. With fresh coats of paint (or even a fun new wallpaper), you can update the rooms of your home and the feel of the space.
Also, with a few new pieces to put on your walls for display, your walls can add a fresh new look to the home. Work with your interior designer to choose pieces according to both color and theme. That way, they can coordinate with the room that they are in and make a contribution to its design rather than detract or distract from it. Hang them (in suitable frames if needed) and attract the attention of anyone who visits.
Lighting has the ability to transform a room. A room too dimly lit can appear confining, while a room with the lighting it requires to make it bright is welcoming and seems much larger. Lamps are a simple way to achieve this brightness that a room should have. Strategically place some floor lamps in the darker corners of the room, or table lamps on any of the tables throughout the space.
Also, the overhead lighting of the room of course is a huge contributor to the amount of light that is present. Work with your interior designer to update outdated fixtures and even to add recessed lighting where it may be lacking to make the room feel like an entirely new place.
People often leave their windows bare or add nothing more to them than blinds for privacy. With the proper window treatments however, the interior of your home is noticeably updated and really brought to life. Window treatments can add dimension to any room and further develop the design and style of it as well. There are so many great options a designer can help you to choose from, too, in various colors, patterns, textures, and fabric weights. Utilize curtains to give your windows and walls new life.
Don’t let the lack of a huge renovation budget scare you away from giving your home the update you want it to receive. There are plenty of ways to update the appearance of your home without breaking the bank by adding new color, hardware, and dimension to its rooms. With the help of a professional interior designer and their keen eye for design, you can make a big difference in your home with just the strategic use of new decor and fixtures.