5 Simple Improvements to Elevate Your Home

01 Feb 2018

There is no time like the beginning of a new year to make changes and improvements to your humble abode. If revamping your home is on your resolutions list, you’ll want to read these interior designer home improvement tips.  We know there are many restrictions including budget, location, and size, which limit your home’s improvements possibilities. However, Decor Aid’s senior designers have conjured up five simple home improvements that can provide the upgrade you’re looking for this year. PAINT THE INSIDE OF YOUR BOOKSHELVES Subtle yet eye-catching, painting the inside of your bookshelves is a great way to wake up a space without overshadowing the other decor in the room. Painting just the edges of the shelves will create a subtler look. Either option will draw visitors in and bring a sense of newness to a space that needs a breath of fresh air. TURN SOMETHING OLD INTO SOMETHING NEW With the new year comes the urge to get rid of the old, yet an effective home improvement tip is to reuse, recycle and repurpose. Check all those passive spaces in your home (attics, closets, basements, etc.) because you never know, you could turn that ancient dresser into a chic bench. This decor idea helps bring back functionality to that forgotten piece while also creating a sense of revamping that will reflect throughout your space.

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INCORPORATING MOBILES The year has just started, and it is already gearing up to be one where we find decor trends that add warmth and lots of personality to a home. Mobiles aren’t just for nurseries and children’s rooms. Despite popular belief, mobiles can add a touch of quirky sophistication to your house. Recycling old things and creating your own unique mobile is an amazing way to combine two of our designer tips, and it also makes for a fun DIY project.

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UNEXPECTED ART PLACEMENT If you didn’t already know, most designers will tell you to hang your art at eye level or six inches above your furniture. While this general rule of thumb can help you achieve a well-balanced look, one of our senior designers says if you’re looking to revamp your space step out of the box. One home improvement decor idea is to utilize picture rails or forget hanging all together and make a huge statement by leaning a group of paintings up against a wall.

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PAINTING YOUR CEILING Recent home decor trends have seen a rise in the popularity of statement ceilings over the past few years, and this year the trend continues upward. More affordable than painting the entire room, creating a statement ceiling offers just as much of a bold statement to your interior. This one tip that instantly revitalizes a dull and lifeless space into a great room with chic style and character. Our designers agree, painted ceilings will make your room appear taller and will catch the eye of any guest.

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-- source: DecorAid.com  
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