Monday, August 6, 2012

Easy Home Décor Updates

Regardless of how attractively decorated your home may be, the décor needs to be updated on a regular basis. It may be something as simple as rearranging the furniture every six months or changing pillows and throws from a dark and wintery color palette to lighter and brighter summer colors or using slipcovers to change the look of a couch or chair. Bed canopies are an easy way to update a mundane bedroom or nursery and are less expensive than new bedding.

While many folks pay attention to the family room, living room or den, they tend to overlook the bathrooms which can easily become dated and drab looking. There are some easy ways to refresh a bathroom staring with a new bathroom wall mirror – the light reflected from a mirror can make even the tiniest bath or powder room look larger. Another good idea is to gather a collection of small mirrors in interesting frames and arrange them on a wall to create a collage. The play of reflected light and shadow can add drama to any room.

Experts recommend that shower curtains and bath mats be replaced on a regular basis so don’t wait for mildew to appear or the shower curtain to fall apart – when you replace the shower curtain you can transform the look of a bathroom in under five minutes. Switch from a solid color to a print or from a fussy ruffled shower curtain to a sleek hookless shower curtain – the possibilities are endless.

Shower curtain hooks and bathroom hardware such as drawer pulls and knobs are another decorating opportunity. In a small bathroom it’s best to keep the hardware as simple as possible as clean lines help to open up the space and make it seem larger than it really is.

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