Quick Room Makeover Tips

Room Makeover TipsIf you’ve been searching for a list of rules to follow for a room makeover, you’ll probably come up short. Much of what goes into room design is subjective, and open to your own personal tastes and preferences. When making over a single room, there’s a seemingly infinite number of options for walls, window coverings, flooring, furniture, accessories, and more. Putting all those options together, there really is no limit on what you can create. With all that being said, sometimes it’s best to follow some best practices of room makeovers, just to keep yourself focused.  At Window Products serving Connecticut, our design professionals and window treatment consultants can help you with your room makeover.

Room Makeover Tips

Take a look at these ideas to get you started:

Furniture: Furniture arrangement makes a huge difference to the feel and flow of your room. Resist overcrowding a room, and leave room for your furniture to breath. You don’t need to fill up a space with lots of furniture, which is good news if you’re on a tight budget. Focus on quality over quantity.

Artwork: Take a tip from museums and galleries when it comes to hanging your artwork. The average human eye level is 57 inches off the floor, so start there. Even in rooms with really high ceilings, keep your artwork at eye level to create a room tailored to the people in it. Here’s a great tip: If you’re not sure, take a picture. It’s remarkable how much a photo can reveal. Print it out or use an app to draw on the photo. This can give you a sense of whether a larger or smaller piece of art is needed or a tall plant might be best to fill a vacant spot.

Windows and walls: Your walls likely make up the biggest part of your room, so it’s natural to focus there first. There are thousands of paint colors with various tints, tones, and shades. Wallpaper is making a comeback, too, with a wide variety of interesting textures and patterns. The natural light in your room can have a big impact on how your finished walls look. Before you start painting or wallpapering, choose your window treatments so you know how diffused light will enter the room at different parts of the day.

Rugs: How you arrange your furniture on your rug is important to the overall look of your room. There are basically three ways you can arrange furniture on your rug:

  • All on: If your rug is large enough to place all of the furniture legs on top of it, do it that way for more luxurious feel. Just be sure to leave at least 12 to 18 inches of floor surface on all four sides of the rug’s borders.
  • All off: In small rooms with smaller rugs, keep all legs off the rug. Don’t go too small with the rug, though, or it will look insignificant.
  • Front on: When the sizing of both the room and the rug is just right, put just the front feet of your furniture on the rug. This will tie everything together and define the space.

Room Makeovers in Connecticut

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