Design Tips

Tired Old Room

TiredOldRoomAfterAvoid the tired old room syndrome no more! These days with the cost of living every square foot counts not to mention no one really wants to have a space that makes them cringe every time they walk by. Changing a tired space into something inviting just takes a little imagination and sweat. To get started simply follow these simple and easy steps.

First, identify the function of the room, is it a living room, dining room, reading room etc.

Second, identify the mood; it is traditional, modern, eclectic …

Now that you’ve identified the function and the mood of the room it’s time to make an aesthetic and budgetary plan. Once you’ve accomplished this you may be surprised to find that you already have several pieces such as a table, chair(s), sofa etc. that just need a little TLC. Here are some more helpful tips below:

  • Identify what stays and what goes. If it’s a sofa perhaps a new slip cover and pillows is all that is necessary. Reupholstering is an option but be careful because this can be expensive so be sure you have it in your budget.
  • Remove all clutter by purchasing inexpensive storage bins or ask yourself if you really need the item(s) and if not, throw them out!
  • Look for existing artwork or accessories that can be introduced into your new room. You’d be surprised at what you already have and just may fall in love again with!
  • Add a fresh coat or new color of paint. This is a simple and inexpensive way to transforming and bringing a room to life.

By now your new room should reflect the function and mood you set out to achieve but don’t stop there, this is a good place to step back and take a good look to see what, if anything, is missing such as window treatments, lighting or side furniture as some examples. Don’t worry if you think you may not know the finishing touches, by now you will see the positive effects of your recreation and the remaining details will speak to your new design eye!

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