Ramp Up Your Living Space

Is your main living space looking a bit tired and uninspiring? It might be time to ramp up the style in the space.  With a little elbow grease and a lot of imagination, you could be looking at a newly designed space in just a few short weekends. Follow these recommendations from the design experts to bring out your own sense of style.

Empty the space of all furniture pieces. If it’s too cumbersome to move the larger pieces, cover them with sheets to shield from any paint splatters.  Remove all art from the walls and spackle and sand as necessary. Select a light, calm paint color that compliments the floor covering as well as the adjacent rooms within eyesight. Keep it in perspective. Selecting a baby’s name is a huge decision. Buying a $20 can of paint is not. After prepping and painting the walls, decide on the main focal point of the room. It could be a beautiful fireplace, large piece of furniture or picture window.  Arrange large pieces of furniture in a conversational setting around the focal point.  Consider taking advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select new window treatments from the huge selection at Kohls. Between the paint, new furniture arrangement and new window treatments, no doubt the space is beginning to take on a whole new look.

Be selective when returning smaller pieces of furniture to the room. Only return what is necessary to avoid a cluttered look. Cluster art in groupings at eye level on the walls and limit accessories to groups of three for maximum design impact. Fresh pillows for the upholstered pieces and new lamp shades should complete the design.

Having spent just a few weekends and a small financial investment, you can now enjoy your new space. No doubt you’ve gained the confidence to tackle yet another space in your home. Follow the same principles outlined above and your second project is sure to be a success as well.  You deserve to be congratulated!

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