Do you have enough curb appeal, so people want to see inside your house? Seeking to add some pizzazz to the same old, same old? A few inexpensive fixes will add class and elegance to the tried-and-true fresh coat of paint, new window treatments and complementary rugs. Getting creative is fun and adds beauty and flow to a room.
1. Frame It
Molding can be used in different ways, and they all bring elegance and class to a room. Molding can be used in patterns on a ceiling. It can also be used to frame a patterned wall paper as if it were a picture. Use molding to describe the spaces beside a fireplace. For example, on either side, place the molding in a thin square from slightly above down to the baseboard. Frame a square the width of the fireplace just above the mantel.
2. Light It
Sconces add a touch of old-world charm to any room. Formal rooms benefit from golden bases with cut-glass or crystal bowls. Hallways are illuminated to best advantage by mirrored bases paired with white shades. Bathrooms usually need extra light, and whimsical sconces add, well, whimsy.
3. Fire It
Place a variety of sizes and shapes of candles in a fireplace in the off-season. Intersperse the candles with ropes of greenery, with or without flowers, for a classic touch of the elements. This is also a great idea if you don’t tend to use your fireplace on a regular basis. It will allow you to get that same warm feel from your fireplace with out all the maintenance and cleanup. It also gives you another avenue to decorate and theme throughout the year or for your different rooms.
4. Paint It
Distressed furniture, often found in second-hand stores and “antique” stores, have found new life in people’s homes. Repaint them and they gain a new identity. Trending now are the colors mint green and Williamsburg blue. Many homeowners are using bedroom dressers and chests as dining room pieces holding linens, flatware and vases for centerpieces or napkin rings.
5. Paper It
Wallpaper is back, and it’s making a splash. Consider papering half a wall around the room and painting the other half. Another option could be papering only one wall in a room as a focal point. If homeowners have a built-in or a bump-out, try papering the back of the built in or just around the bump-out for contrast. Trending now are geometrical patterns and natural textures like grasses.
6. Restore It
If you are working with an older home that already offers so much personality and character, then, more then anything you just need to make the small updates that are necessary without taking any integrity from the home. Make sure to find companies that have the means to work around the age of the home and keep with that theme. Wither it is a Vinyl window service or a woodworking company, you want to make sure they have experience working with older homes and can keep the style in tacked.
Class means different things to everyone. Certain colors, shapes and textures, however, represent class to almost all people. Use the elegance found in Titanic’s moldings, cut glass light fixtures and wallpapers to good advantage in your home. Whatever your style, these things certainly add pizzazz.
Author Bio : Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.