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Home Decorating Tips

by ruby singh - 23 May 2022, Monday 20 Views Like (0)
 Home Decorating Tips

Professional home stagers know how to highlight your property's assets, hide its flaws, and appeal to a wide range of buyers. We spoke with many professionals across the country to get their ideas on how to freshen up your home without breaking the bank. 


Set the tone at the front door- 

Paint the front door a bright, glossy color if you want to make a good first impression. "In many cultures, red is a lucky hue," says Lara Allen-Brett, a stager from New Jersey. In early America, a red door meant "welcome" to weary travelers, and in churches, it represents a safe haven.


According to stager Christopher Breining of San Francisco, two more colors that are gaining popularity are orange and yellow. Both hues evoke feelings of happiness and warmth. An old screen door is one item that should be removed. Replace it or replace it with a storm door that has full-length glass and can be replaced with a screened panel.


Paint Wall Colors Light and Neutral- 

Stick to neutral hues like beige or gray on the first floor, where flow is crucial. "You want as few jarring transitions as possible," adds Breining. Neutral walls allow you to easily switch up your accessories, giving you the most decorating flexibility.


Painting two small rooms next to each other the same neutral color makes them feel larger. For a subtle change from room to room, Allen-Brett recommends looking at a paint strip and going up or down a shade or two. 

 

Living Area: Make Sure Your Sofa Talks To Your Chairs- 

Consider a lovely hotel lobby, where the furniture is arranged in conversation groupings. Aim for a similar sense of balance and intimacy when placing furniture in your living room.


"A U-shaped conversation area with a sofa and two chairs facing each other at either end of the coffee table, or an H-shaped conversation area with a sofa directly across from two chairs and a coffee table in the middle," says Michelle Lynne, a Dallas-based stager.

 

Pushing all of the furniture against the walls is a common mistake to avoid. "People do that because they think it would make their room look bigger," she says. "However, floating the furniture away from the walls actually makes the area feel bigger." 


Let the Sun shine in your KItchen- 

"A naked bank of windows is better than an ugly bank of windows when it comes to heavy, outdated drapes," Lynne says. Window treatments should be both functional and elegant: Consider sheers with full-length panels.


If your room gets a lot of light, choose light, non-fading hues. Cotton, linen, and silk mixes are the most popular lightweight fabrics for panels because they hang well. 


Hang at least one mirror in every room- 

"Because mirrors bounce light around the room, they can make a space feel brighter," adds Breining. However, placing one in the wrong place might be nearly as bad as not having one at all.


Mirrors should be placed perpendicular to windows rather than directly across from them. Hanging a mirror just across from a window can really reflect the light back out.