Styles are always changing. Fads come and go as the culture constantly shifts and evolves. Maybe you found your dream home 5, 10, even 20 years ago -- but have noticed it hasn't quite kept up with the times. You don't need to find an entire new home. Instead you can spruce up your space to bring your past dreams into current reality. We have some quick and easy tips on how to transform and modernize your home.
A decade ago, bright, bold painted walls were the fresh new look. Bright yellow kitchens, red dining rooms, green living rooms - setting the whole house apart in a colorful theme. But times have changed -- neutral is the way to go. To have a fast, huge change to your environment, change your bold, bright colors to cool tones such as gray, light blue, or soft mint. Neutral colors cause small spaces to feel larger, as well as add brightness with natural light.
To go with the new walls, replace tiled floors with dark or gray wood. Both look sleek and modern with cool toned walls, and have an airy, open feel to the entire room.
Many past homes were accessorized with brass or mismatched fixtures. Change door knobs, faucets, large brass light fixtures (i.e. over dining room table) for a brushed nickel, stainless steel, or oil rubbed bronze fixtures. Whichever you choose, have them all match. Decorate the room with some Faux Iron to play off of the fixtures coordinate with the new style.
It's amazing how a window can change an entire room. You have the window frame, the color, the shades, the draperies -- which by themselves are hundreds of options. Thankfully, that's where we come in. Not only can we give advice on the rest of the changes you want to make during your Free Consult, with our experienced eye for design -- we can show you how choosing the exact eco friendly window accessories for your home will alter the entire vibe of a room.
For example, a great change is ditching the mini blinds which are easily damaged and cause weird shadows around the room, and replacing them with one of our over 260 modern Custom Shades, which harness natural light. These include Sheer Shades, Motorized Shades, Solar Shades, etc with over 80 original print patterns.
Or you could drastically change a room with cool tones and Wood Blinds, setting off that wood floor for a modern trendy look with sharp edges.
You don't have to feel stuck in the past. You don't have to move. You can actually "eat your cake and have it too" by staying where you are, where you love, and updating your home to fall even more in love again.