Decorating Your Home Beautifully After a Remodel
The job of a home improvement contractor is to deliver your dream home. However, when it comes to that personal touch, who knows what you want more than yourself? In this article, we will explore some of the options to give a personal touch to your home after completing a remodeling project with Preferred Home Builders.
Setting the Tone with the Front Door
If you want your house to make a great first impression, paint the front door a fun, glossy hue. “Red is a lucky color in many cultures,” says Lara Allen-Brett, a New Jersey-based stager. A red door meant “welcome” to weary travelers in early America, and on churches it represents a safe haven. This works especially well in more colonial style type homes. If you have decided to follow the more new modern style then deciding on a large swinging door might be something that fits the style of the home better.
Picking the Right Interior Paint
Stick to colors like beige or gray, especially on the first floor, where flow is important. Neutral walls give you the greatest decorating flexibility, allowing you to easily switch up your accessories. And if you have two small rooms next to each other, painting them the same neutral color helps them feel larger. Look at a paint strip and move up or down a shade or two for a subtle variation from room to room. Traditionally, new style homes will either go with stark shades of black and white and try to bring some more character into the home by introducing patterns like marble or differently shaded paint. These types of color combinations often work well in bathrooms and kitchens.
Throwing Out Old Curtains and Replacing them with Functional New Ones
Ideally, window dressings should be functional and elegant: Think sheers paired with full-length panels. If your room gets a lot of sun, opt for light colors that won’t fade. The most recommended lightweight fabrics for panels are cotton, linen, and silk blends because they tend to hang well. If curtains aren’t your thing, consider switching from curaints to blinds or closing rafters. Some of the more high-end options include automatic closing blinds and curtains for that extra pizazz.
Buying New Furniture to Fit the New Style of the Home
Your main furniture pieces should be classic in style, neutral in color and as modular as possible. Look for sofas or sectionals that can be separated into smaller pieces. And once you move in, invest in bold or colorful accent pieces to give your classic neutral furniture some pop. It’s much cheaper to buy some graphic pillows or an area rug than it is to replace a sofa that’s too style-specific. Depending on the style of the home, it is important to match the furniture with the new style of the house in order to maintain a level of feng shui in the house. Typically, kitchens and bathrooms should have similar styles throughout the home in order to maintain the same style.
However you decide to decorate your home, make sure that the area you are decorating is solid. With Preferred Home Builders you can rest assured that whether it is a kitchen or a bathroom, out work is of outstanding quality and design.