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With many homeowners these days opting to stay put in their current homes, it may be time to spice up their interiors. Changes can range from the inexpensive to full makeovers, depending on the available budget. Freshening the home’s interior increases enjoyment and may add value if the home is sold in the future.
Add Colorful Details
Many homes have a neutral color scheme. Adding some colorful flare can liven up the interior’s appearance and add a bit of personality. Choosing one or two accent colors in complementary shades can really make a room pop. Accents like throw pillows or rugs combined with artfully placed candles or frames in the same shades will bring the room together and add a personal touch.
For a more eye-catching impact, repainting one or more interior walls or changing wallpaper will alter the entire look and feel of a room. A new color of paint can be matched to existing furnishings. If the budget allows, new furniture and wall treatments can highlight a whole different decorating style for the home.
Window and window treatment upgrades can save money on energy bills and alter a home’s appearance. Particularly if the home is older, upgrading to energy-efficient windows will cut heating and cooling costs. Solar film can be added to windows to reduce sunlight entering the home. This helps with utility costs and decreases fading and deterioration on interior textiles and artwork.
Updating curtains or switching to vertical blinds will change the look of the room without the expense of repainting.
For the homeowner who wants to incorporate decor changes with eco-friendly features, the bathroom is the ideal place to start. Installing low-flow shower heads and toilets will save water and can be the starting point for a different look. Single sink bathroom vanities are available in numerous styles. By changing the fixtures, flooring, shower curtain or vanity, the bathroom will have a whole new look.
Refurbishing a home to give it a new more inviting style can be accomplished in a few hours with simple accents, or can be an ongoing project that takes months to perfect. Homes with small rooms can have non-load-bearing walls removed to open up space. Kitchen floors, appliances and counters can be replaced. Even replacing a few old worn pieces of furniture can radically spice up the feel of a room.