New Year, New Home: 3 Easy Ways to Make Updates without Home Remodeling
The holidays have come and gone, and we all felt the joy of ringing in a new year. January 1st inspires change, both large and small, and it may inspire you to make changes to your home. Home improvement is our passion, but we know that not everyone is ready to take on an intensive remodel. Here are a few of our favorite ways to transform your space without tearing down walls or ripping up carpet.
Install New Window Treatments
The windows in your home have a significant impact on the style and mood of your space. Small windows that don’t get much sunlight can make a room feel dark and closed off. Expansive windows that bask in natural light help a space feel energized and open. Just like windows alter the mood of your home, your window treatments can accomplish the same thing.
Window treatments have more home design influence than you may think, which means you can create a dynamic change for your home just by purchasing new blinds, shades, shutters, or drapery. Most window treatment vendors offer full installation services. All you’ll have to do is choose the right window treatment for your home, and your vendor will handle the rest!
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Paint colors and other wall finishes are staples for interior design and home remodeling. Whether you prefer your walls to be decked out in neutrals, like beige and gray, or pops of color, like fuchsia or lemon yellow, the paint color you choose dictates the atmosphere of your home.
Applying a fresh coat of paint, even if you stick with the same color already adorning your walls, is like an instant facelift. Paint fades over time due to sun exposure, dust, and regular wear and tear. Treat your walls to a fresh coat of paint to liven up your home in a matter of hours. If you’re craving a more significant change, try a new shade, experiment with accent walls, or dabble with wallpaper. Your walls with thank you!
Light It Up
Natural light, artificial light, light fixtures, and the color of your lights play a significant role in determining the tone of your home design. You may already know that warm light is best for rooms in which you relax, like the bedroom, and cool-toned lights are better for busy and productive spaces in the home, like the kitchen and office. But you may not know that utilizing lighting in your home decor is about more than just the type of lightbulbs you purchase.
Natural light is the most desirable choice for just about every room of your house. If direct sunlight is lacking in your space, try these hacks to use light to influence your design:
- Mirrors: Maximize the natural sunlight that you do have by reflecting it throughout your room. Place mirrors adjacent to windows to spread the light throughout the space.
- Statement light fixtures: One of the fastest ways to revamp a room is to install a new statement light fixture. Let your interior design preferences shine by selecting a fixture that showcases your style!
- Mood Lighting:Find opportunities to use smaller light fixtures around the house, like sconces and bedside lamps. Although they may not produce enough light on their own, mood lighting will enhance your home design.
Chicago Home Remodeling
Chicago’s residents deserve the best in interior design and home improvement, which is why we pride ourselves on being the premier home experts in the Windy City. Schedule an in-home consultation with our trusted design experts to update your home for the new year. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today to learn more!