New Year, New Look 5

A Brand New Look for Your Home

No matter how long you’ve lived in your home, it’s always fun to shake things up a bit, and what better time to think about giving one, two or even three rooms in your home a brand new makeover than the new year? 

January is a time for fresh starts and new looks, and that shouldn’t exclude your home. A fresh, new look will have a positive impact on every single person who calls your house home, and just think about the joy you’ll derive from sharing something new for your friends, family and guests to admire! Here are just a few ideas to help you get started on your makeover.


If you’re living in an all white or beige world, then nothing will spark your room’s makeover faster than color! Perhaps it’s just one simple accent wall painted a dramatic and exciting hue, or maybe a new piece of art will find a new home over your fireplace mantle, adding color and

spice to your family room. Replacing a worn area rug that’s seen better days with a new, textured, multi-colored area rug might fit the bill perfectly. Nothing adds more instantaneous drama and pizzazz to you room’s entire décor more than color!


Although new furniture has the power to give any home an instant facelift, oftentimes, it’s not something new you crave, but simply a new furniture arrangement plan. Have you considered transferring pieces from one room to another? Have you tried angling your larger furniture pieces? Have you considered adding a new accent table or two? Maybe reupholstering that chair or sofa will do the trick. Often small changes can make the biggest impact.


Unfortunately, improper and inadequate room lighting is very common. Few things can rekindle our spirits on a gray, rainy or snowy day like a home’s interior bathed in warm light. In fact, good artificial lighting is known to have such a positive effect on one’s moods, that some consider it preventive medicine. When developing a lighting plan, you first need to take

stock of what types of activities you enjoy in each of the rooms that you’re considering making over, then call in a professional decorator to help determine the best lighting plan to accommodate your activities.

If a few rooms in your home are crying for a facelift, there’s no better time than now to begin the process. You, your family and your home will benefit from a brand new look all year long!

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