You don’t have to knock down walls or drain your savings account to add stylish or elegant features to your home’s décor (like this gorgeous model from REFINED. With a bit of reflection and some great ideas, you can create a brand new atmosphere with just a few strategic changes. The following tips and ideas can help you plan your home’s elegant makeover from our guest blogger Candice Robson.
Candles and Wall Sconces
Candle-lit wall sconces are one of the easiest ways to change the mood of any room of your home. You can transform you space from dull to instantaneously atmospheric when you light these features in your living room, dining room, or even your bedroom. You can find stylish yet affordable wall sconces at BedBathandBeyond.com. Simply choose a style that enhances the décor of your house.
A round mirror sets off the clean lines and neutral colors of this model home from Elevation Homes.
From gorgeously framed vintage mirrors to contemporary mirrors, you can add these useful features to any room of your home to reflect greater elegance. Because mirrors reflect light, they can add to the room’s ambiance substantially. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you can find plain framed mirrors and paint the frames using metallic paint or a decorative finish, which are affordable ways to add style to your home.
Metal pendent lights add a rich look to the kitchen by Hanson Builders.
Changing one lighting fixture can have a dramatic effect on any room. Decoratively speaking, a new fixture can become the focal point of the room, especially if it features an eye-catching design like a chandelier or pendulum lights. New lighting fixtures can also change the mood or ambiance of the room. You may wish to install fixtures that dim or brighten in accordance with your needs.
A soft sage green accent wall adds a touch of class to the living room from Key Land Homes.
When you change your paint color to reflect more ambient colors, you can drastically improve the atmosphere of your home in just a weekend. A beautiful warm color like pumpkin or gold can transform the setting into something completely different. When changing the color scheme of your room, be sure to get samples so you can plan your make-over carefully.
Patterns and color can transform ordinary window draperies to really set off a room, like the one from Mattamy Homes.
If your draperies don’t allow in much light or if they are drab and need replacing, you can change the window treatments to enhance your setting. In fact, you might find draperies too heavy. You can lighten the room by switching to bamboo shades or simple and streamlined drapes or blinds.
Even just a nice pair of candlesticks can set your mantle a-glowing, like the mantle from Pratt Homes.
If you have a fireplace, be sure to use it more often. You can update this feature by changing the mantle to something more grand or painting the dark brickwork and more ambient color. Be sure to decorate your mantle, too, with colored glass vases, candles, or accessories that add to the room’s decorative scheme.
Indoor plants can add to the appeal of a room in many ways. Large plants with broad leaves or trailing vines can add natural ambience to a living room or family room. Beautiful orchids or hanging plants can also provide eye-catching features for any room. Many plants make the air feel fresher because they actually improve the indoor air quality. If you have a green thumb, be sure to add a few to your home.
You can alter the ambience with these rooms with a mere few decorative changes. Keep these tips in mind as you plan your makeover.
Candice Robson has plenty of design experience to call upon and enjoys the challenge of creating simple changes that can really make a difference to a room. She enjoys being able to share these ideas with an online audience and is a regular writer for a number of relevant websites.