Does your home need a quick pick-me-up? If so, here are a few ideas to get you started on simple projects you can complete in a weekend, giving your home a fresh, new look.
Wake Up Your Walls
Transform any room in your home with a fresh coat of paint. Choosing the perfect pallet can be intimidating but remember – be bold and creative. If the result isn’t just right you can always paint it again.
Your walls are the backdrop your décor evolves around. Deciding between a bold red or lighthearted yellow will depend on the effect that room should have. Use reds for a warm and cozy den, yellows and whites for an open and airy family room.
Add dimension with framed pictures, posters, or children’s artwork. Create your own family gallery and line a series of pictures from a family outing in standard mat frames. Put up new photos every couple of months for a fresh touch.
Dress Up Your Windows
Dressing up your windows is a quick and easy way to breathe new life into any room. Start by choosing a color scheme or selecting the right shade to accent and existing pallet.
Hunter Douglass recommends whites and muted colors for your summer décor. White will refract the sun’s rays and minimize the amount of heat generated from sun glare.
Add dimension to your windows by layering a hard window treatment, such as Hunter Douglass Silhouette® window shades, with a soft window treatment, such as sheer drapes in muted colors or white.
Get Creative with Shelves
One thing most homes need is more storage space. Added shelving creates space for photos, small statuary, books, plants, clocks, CDs, and so on. Sauder’s new line of shelving, Shelf Life®, provides both function and fashion.
A variety of Shelf Life® styles and finishes give you the flexibility to create the right look for any room. Hang your shelves by lining them one on top of another, or try staggering them for a contemporary look.