Change is Good
Small changes can have a huge impact when decorating your home.
That was the case with this particular project that we recently worked on. You see, our client loved the items that she already owned, she just felt that her home needed a little pick-me-up, and she wanted to get it without breaking the bank. From time to time we all need a little change. It keeps us fresh to helps us feel good about ourselves. And the best thing is, change doesn't have to be expensive! That is, of course, if you're willing to plan. Meet our client Ann. Ann is probably the most bubbly and optimistic person that we have ever met. She is just a joy to be around. We first met Ann at a local garden club meeting that we spoke at. She asked us to come to her home after our presentation to discuss some changes that she could make to update her home. She was in a rut and she needed a little pick-me-up. The easiest and the least expensive way to change any environment is to paint. A gallon of paint will give you the biggest bang for the buck. We all need to repaint every so often to give our rooms a fresh and clean appearance. But, choose your colors wisely. First, take a look at the rug and fabrics that you are using in your space. This is where you find the perfect colors to paint. Typically speaking, fabrics and rugs will have two or three major colors on them. These are the colors that you will use for your color palette. Remember, white trim is not used unless it is found on your rugs, fabrics, or permanent items located in the space (i.e. tile, toilets, etc.). In this particular space we chose shades of pink and brown for our color scheme. These colors can be found on our rug and fabrics. The ceiling is considered your fifth wall so pick a color for it as well. It will make your room appear larger. Our ceiling is painted in a light shade of pink. Another cost effective choice would be to add recessed lighting to brighten up the space. A properly lit room can add drama as well. So don't forget to add those dimmer switches either. Shades on lamps don't last forever. So replace them when needed. This is also an inexpensive way to update an existing lamp. Change dated light fixtures with something more current looking and make sure it is appropriate for the space. So you see, updating a room doesn't have to be expensive. A few simple changes can make a huge difference when decorating your home. Change is good. Just ask Ann, I'm sure she would agree.