Simple Ways to Spruce up Your Home – Part 1
Sometimes we need a change of scenery in our own homes. It may be a permanent or seasonal change, an addition or subtraction, a furniture rearrangement, new or different accessories, etc. If your home seems a little outdated, a few simple changes will brighten things up, and make you feel as if you’ve just given your home a much needed face-lift.
A major way to redecorate your home is by updating the walls with fresh new paint colors. This is an inexpensive method that can create a whole new look. When painting your rooms, it is important to remember to take into account the natural and artificial light, the existing or new furnishings, accessories and adjoining rooms.
Remember that the natural light will change morning, noon and night and it will create shadows. Artificial light will also have an impact on the paint color depending on the lamp or bulb color (warm white, cool white, or daylight) and the position of the light source. The light source may be a table lamp, recessed ceiling light, wall sconce or chandelier.
You can also consider selecting a wallcovering from an array of beautifully patterned, textured, and colored (bright or muted) wallpaper. Whether you cover the entire room, one wall or above or below a chair rail, wallpaper creates a subtle, brilliant or dramatic visual interest in the room.
Wallcoverings today reflect older traditional styled motifs, both floral and geometric, and are modernized with vibrant contemporary colors or soft grays, golds and taupes. The large scale can have a bold, dramatic effect or a muted tone on tone for a soft understated look. Medium and smaller prints can create a subtle, textural and warm feeling.
Break up the monotony of painted walls with textured wall surface. If you have not used wallpaper in your home lately, you need to know that the new generations of wallpapers utilize a special high performance paper in combination with technically advanced formulations to make installation easy and future removal easier. Also, the wallpaper is processed using low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and environmentally friendly inks.