Ok, so when you have a young family to care, for certain things can get pushed down the list. One of these is definitely home improvements. They can seem so overwhelming when there is so much to do already. But actually, a few small changes here and there can make a massive difference in the look and feel of your home. Carry on reading for some information and inspiration.
You can change the look of a whole room, by just updating the window dressings. It can make such a difference. If you would like to get more light into the space, go for a translucent or voil type dressing. This will allow your windows to feel dressed, without compromising on light.
If the room is feeling dated, steer clear of any heavy materials for the window dressing like slub weave or velvet. Instead go for crisp, clean linen. Or why not try blinds, which will bring the room right up to date nicely?
Lastly, if you feel that the room it is bit cold and impersonal, why not consider going for patterned curtains or blinds? Patterns are very popular at the moment, and you can choose something with particular significance to you. This will not only brighten up the room but also personalise it as well.
The sofa is a heavily used item in most family homes. There is nothing like all piling on, and curling up to watch a favourite DVD in the evening. But because it gets so much use, it also means that it can look shabby and dirty pretty quick. In fact changing out the sofa can give an instance new lease of life to a room.
If the modern look is your thing, take a peek at these LoveTheSign sofas, which may be your thing. If you like the more traditional forms, first look on the internet for Chesterfield styles. Then try and see them in person if you can. This will give you a better sense of the scale of the item and how it will fit into your house.
A quick coat of paint is something that can refresh a room. If you it's feeling like a dark and tiered space then use a bright light colour like lemon yellow, orange or pink.
If you want a more relaxing space to chill, read or sleep, then blue is traditionally, a restful colour. Although a nice effect can also be achieved with white walls, and blue and grey soft furnishings.
Something that can change a room without having to go to the trouble of decorating is the lighting that you have.
Create a more relaxed evening feel, by adding a floor lamp with a less powerful bulb in the lounge. Then switch this on after dinner for a cozy getting ready for bed vibe.
Fixed spotlights work well in areas in which you need to focus on work, like the kitchen or a home office. Make sure the kid’s rooms have reading lamps on their bedside tables too. This will help them make the transition to bedtime.