Top 5 Tips to Update Your â€œNot so New Homeâ€? By Sheeja Nair, Interior designer, Raashi Design, LLC
ouâ€™ve been staring at the same drab living room for many years. Youâ€™re tired of its look, but a complete re-do is too expensive. Well, look no further for some budget-friendly tips. 1. Painting â€“ Painting the walls and cabinetry is an inexpensive way to update the look and feel of your spaces - just ensure the overall color scheme works. A fresh new color for your front door can increase curb appeal. 2. Replace dated fixtures â€“ Replacing outdated light fixtures, faucets, cabinet hardware, switches and outlet plates can add function and style. 3. Architectural details â€“ If not a big statement ceiling, adding crown molding, wall paneling or wainscoting in the common spaces can make the space look upscale. Adding a backsplash can transform your kitchen. 4. Details â€“ Details really matter when it comes to design. Something as simple as changing the throw pillows on your sofa or floor rugs can refresh the space.
5. Artwork & Accessories â€“ Adding or replacing artwork and accessories can help creating a cohesive look and change the feel of the room.