We love remodeling and renovating beautiful homes and our team understands the importance good design plays in a home’s aesthetic beauty. Even small design changes can make a big statement. Sadly, some design projects go to far or miss the mark entirely. Take a look at these design tips and tricks to turn your house into a home you love!
1. Use trends that fit your unique style.
It’s natural to want to stay up to date on today’s design trends but not all trends may work with the style that’s right for your home. Stay flexible and modify trends to fit your needs. For example, you see a new, trendy color you love and think it would be perfect for the family room. Why not take a subtler approach and paint an accent wall instead?
2. Pay attention to lighting.
You’ve spent a lot of time and money to decorate your home, so it’s important not to overlook the importance of good lighting techniques. Poor lighting can ruin the most beautiful decor. Plan for spaces with soft layers of lighting at different heights – a table lamp and a floor lamp is a nice combination.
3. Hang pictures at the right height.
Frames should be hung at eye level, which is lower than you might think. When planning for gallery walls, consider the entire layout instead of just one or two pieces.
4. Practice restraint with throw pillows.
Throw pillows are a quick and affordable way to transform a room. But it’s easy to go overboard! One practical rule to follow: only buy a new pillow if you are willing to part with an old one.
5. Say goodbye to pieces that no longer serve you.
It’s hard to let go of sentimental pieces, especially the pricey ones. But let go you must if you want to avoid clutter and a “too busy” feel in your home. Take a good, long look at the items on your walls and shelves and if they are causing more clutter than they’re worth, it’s time for a yard sale or a trip to Goodwill.