If you’re ready to change up facets of your home with simple alterations that will make a huge difference in your enjoyment of your home, take a look at the space from a new angle. Stand up on a stepstool and look down at the space, or sit on the floor and take another peek at your room, then tackle the things that really bother you.
Change Up Your Bedroom
Before the seasons change, pull down the blades on your ceiling fan and brighten up the space with a new paint job. If your bedspread makes you smile, choose one color from it and get spray paint to match that shade, then paint your ceiling fan blades to match. Carefully screw them back in place and love how this simple change draws the room together.
Brighten Your Bath
If you find that you look a little tired in the bathroom mirror, get rid of the overhead light or the light bar above the mirror. Instead, visit Clearlight Designs with your size needs and vision for your new bathroom mirror. With light coming at your face from the front instead of from above, you may find that your skin looks much healthier!
Cool Shades for Your Kitchen
While painting can be a hassle, the process of painting leaves you with a much cleaner, fresher home. You have to move everything, so you might as well clean. You have to tape off trim, so you can go ahead and scrub your baseboards. You have to open windows and turn off fans, so you will enjoy a freshly aired out home.
Go to the hardware store and get paint chips of every variety of white. If your cabinets are cherry, paint your kitchen a pale, creamy yellow. If your cabinets are oak, consider a cool sage green. If your cabinets are white, check out a misty shade of blue for your kitchen walls.
Build-Ins for the Living Room
Invest in plain white bookcases to stretch from floor to ceiling and build a simple box to allow for your baseboard. Add crown molding to the top and a piece of trim where the shelf unit touches the wall. Carefully add painter’s caulk to get rid of light leaks between the
- trim and the wall
- trim and the bookcase
- box at the base and the existing baseboard
and paint the box to match your trim, or paint the trim and the box white. Once your built-in bookcase is settled in, consider painting the back of the cabinet to match your walls and load it with pieces of art and classic books that you love.
Define Your Dining Room
If you love the idea of shiplap, consider adding wainscoting to your dining room or at least the table surround. If you have an open concept home, the dining room can feel like a transportation hub, not a stop and stay hub. With a bit of architectural detail, you can define your dining area as a place to gather and enjoy one another’s company.