It happens. You look around your home once the warm weather approaches and search for ways to brighten and refresh. This time you want to make a bold change that adds interest and character to your home. Here are five bold ways to enliven your home that will inspire you to make a change.
Bold color is a surefire way to add life to a room. Choose a color that you would not ordinarily select, but one that you can live with on a daily basis. Paint one or all the walls. Paint the stairs. Paint one wall in a stripe. Be creative and experiment with color.
Display your collections. If you have a collection, display it proudly. Make a statement with unique objects or place collections in unexpected places. Dedicate one wall to your collection and let it become the focal point of the room.
Unique furniture can add interest and character to a room. Mix an acrylic chair or table with traditional pieces or paint a wood chest in a bright color. Upholster a sofa in a bright fabric or select pieces that are unique and fun, such as multi-colored ottomans or a distinctly shaped table.
Bold art, whether it be a painting on canvas or a wall mural, makes a strong statement. Mix a contemporary piece into a traditional room or go with a large mural on one wall. Choose a piece of art that is vibrant and make it the focal point of a room.
Modernize antique furniture by reupholstering pieces in a modern vibrant stripe or floral. Repeat the fabric with pillows or window treatments to quickly transform an entire room.
Color, collections, unique furniture, artwork and modernization are bold ways to enliven your home. Experiment with color and pattern. Bring out your collections for display. Add a piece of unique furniture or refurbish an existing piece. Display a colorful piece of artwork or a wall mural that becomes an instant focal point. Bring antique furniture into this century with a vibrant bold fabric. By making simple changes, you can achieve a fresher, bolder look in your home.