How many hours do you spend in your home or office? Don’t you want to look up from the TV or computer screen and see a room that makes you feel comfortable? Moving into a new place is a pain, but a little bit of design magic and your new digs can become your sanctuary!
1. A Powerful Message Scrawled Across a Wall
We all need a little inspiration from time to time. The walls of your home can serve as a timeless source of inspiration. Take a meaningful phrase or theme and stencil it onto your wall as a constant reminder to keep your head up and take the high road through life’s struggles.
2. Invest in Quality Flooring that Stands the Test of Time and Design
Set the tone for your room with flooring that speaks to your style. Engineered hardwood flooring is in vogue right now, and can be custom ordered for your room online! This flooring can be installed in virtually any space, and the customization that it offers can really set your room apart.
3. Give Your Front Door a Facelift
The first thing guests see when they enter your home or condo is the doorway. Help your home’s curb appeal by repainting your door with a color that fits in with the rest of your property’s exterior. You’d be amazed at the life a fresh coat of paint can breathe into an old door.
If you’re looking for some inspiration when it comes to picking a color, HouseBeautiful.com has a fantastic collection of idea to click through.
4. Electrical Outlet and Light-switch Plates are a Cheap, Easy Upgrade
Outlets and light-switches serve a purpose beyond purely function. They help to tie the room together. By hiding the ugly cabling and electrical hardware that allows for light and electricity to flow through your home, they protect you from an eyesore.
Take a stroll down any home improvement store aisle and you’ll see that the types of plates available have changed. Everything form brass to custom-colored plastic plates can give your room a boost.
If you’re really feeling adventurous, check out some of the smart-home accessories. Controlling lights, fans and air conditioning with the tap of a smartphone is an amazing lifestyle booster. No more getting out of bed to turn out the light or bump the thermostat!
5. Reflect on the Meaning of Space and Boundaries
Mirrors are a great addition to virtually any room. They provide a sense of additional space, without knocking down walls. During the day, they reflect sunlight and help make a room feel brighter.
In a bedroom or walk-in closet, the addition of a mirror is an obvious choice. Getting ready for your day without one is a recipe for disaster.
Designing your space to fit your needs is a balancing act of style and function. Take a close look at your flooring, lighting, electrical hardware and walls for opportunities to fine-tune your living space. The great news is that all of these tweaks can be completed without spending a fortune. What will your weekend project be?