Top Interior Paint Colors

unduhan-42Interior paint selections make or break the appearance of your home. Additionally, colors have the power to dramatically influence your feelings, behaviors and moods. For these reasons, it’s important you research your options before altering your walls.

Professional painters can paint your home or you can roll up your sleeves and DIY. Either way, there’ll come a time when you need to choose the right color for each individual room. See the 10 hottest interior paint colors that are guaranteed to bring style and new energy to your home.

1. Hazel by Sherwin-Williams

This paint is a beautiful light blue hue that’s versatile and attractive. This is a color that looks stunning paired with wood, neutral accents and white trim. Hazel paint is perfect for any homeowner looking to add subtle color to their rooms without coming off too loud.

2. Cloud White by Benjamin Moore

White is always a popular paint color amongst homeowners. The trick is finding a shade that’s not too bright or dull. Cloud White is part of Benjamin Moore’s Classic Color Collection and a fan favorite. These timeless, elegant, classic colors guarantee beautiful, usable color all the time, every time. It has a softness to it that creates a relaxed and comfortable space.

3. Indigo Streamer by Valspar

This is the paint for you if you’re someone who likes a fun pop of color in their house! Not only is this color gorgeous on its own, but it looks amazing paired with white walls. Use this paint to spruce up a door or incorporate an accent wall. It’s vibrant and trendy with just the right amount of spunk.

Feeling even bolder? Paint the walls of an entire room this color and use it as the foundation to decorate the rest of the space. Accents, such as furniture or additional colors, will complement the dramatic hue and allow you to create a room full of energy and liveliness.

4. Drizzle by Sherwin-Williams

This is one of my personal favorite looks in a bathroom! Although, the homeowners used a beachy theme in the example above, this color lends itself to limitless possibilities. White accents, trim and textured floors are great ways to showcase this beautiful paint. It’s a calm and soothing color that can easily be presented in the bedroom as well.

5. Parma Gray by Farrow & Ball

Gray continues to be a hot color in the interior design industry. Both light and dark shades will suffice. Despite its name, Parma Gray reads as a light grayish-blue. It pairs well with Farrow and Ball Light Blue and neutrals. Farrow and Ball Modern Emulsion Paint is washable, stain and scuff resistant making it ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and high traffic areas.

Painting Tips For Your Bathroom

unduhan-43Small bathrooms are a burden to us all. We could always use more space, but physical limitations prevent many from expanding their current bathroom.

A terrific, easy and cheap way to make your bathroom seem larger is with paint. There are plenty of ways to make your small bathroom feel larger, but few tactics give your bath more of a punch than paint.

If you think your bathroom is small, but want that real master feel, be sure to check out our 10 painting tips to make your small bathroom seem larger.

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1. Use Light Colors

The best way to make your bathroom or any room seem larger is to use bright paint colors. Some will say that more white makes for a larger appearance, but that debate will go on for years to come.

This entire article is about optical illusion. Light and brightly colored walls are more reflective, making any space feel open and airy. Additionally, light colors help augment the effect of natural light (which we all love). As such, paint your bathroom cream, icy blue or other soft variations of green and blue.

Want to give it a try? See what it costs to paint an interior room.

2. Keep All Same Tone

As I will get into later, just because light colors make a small bathroom seem larger, the entire bathroom does not have to be the same color. However, if you really want your small bathroom to feel like the master that you deserve, keep all colors within the same tone.

Light color walls are great, but if you installed dark tile on the floor or in the shower, the light colors will not stand out. These types of large contrast will clog up the space and showcase how small your bathroom really is. We don’t want that.

Looking for DIY bathroom hacks besides paint? See 10 Affordable Ideas That Will Turn Your Small Bathroom Into A Spa.

3. Blend Tile Color & Wall Color

This tip jumps off the previous hack, but many don’t want the same tone all over the bathroom. Fear not, for as long as you blend the shower tile and wall color, you are golden.

Blending your wall color and shower tile makes the entire room feel like one continuous space. As you can see from the picture below, they chose to go with a darker wall color and white tile for the shower. As a result, the bathroom feels like two separate rooms.

By blending the color of the shower tile with the wall, it will show as one larger room.

4. Paint Ceiling & Wall Same Colors

As you have probably noticed, a trend of similar, bright colors is emerging. Well, the same holds true for the ceiling and walls.

One problem with small bathrooms is short ceilings. As you might expect, using dark colors for your ceilings will make it seem low. Avoid white (unless your walls are also white), which will stop one’s eyes right at the ceiling line. Using the same color for the wall and ceiling will help the eye travel effortlessly throughout the space, giving once again, the appearance of a larger bathroom.

5. Paint Vertical Stripes to Make It Seem Taller

Some bathrooms are taller and some are wider. Oftentimes, we can’t have both and are left with a wide bathroom feeling cramped or a tall bathroom feeling cluttered.

If you have short ceilings and want to make your small bathroom seem taller, paint vertical stripes on the walls. As we just went over, paint colors help guide the eye throughout the room. With vertical stripes, the human eye is guided up and around the room. This, in turn makes it feel larger than it really is.

When painting vertical stripes, stick to the same color palette as the rest of the bathroom. Simply make one shade slightly lighter than the other. Be careful, as too much contrast won’t go over well.

DIY stripes, whether vertical or horizontal, are easy. See How To Paint Striped Walls.

6. Paint Horizontal Stripes to Make It Seem Wider

There are other bathrooms with really tall ceilings, but not a lot of space around. Never fear, as the same eye principle applies.

By painting horizontal stripes, very common I might add, you are guiding the eye around the bathroom, giving it a larger appearance.

7. Use Light Colors on Doors, Windows & Molding

Light colors do not only apply to the walls and ceilings. There are many fixtures and elements of a bathroom you can paint or augment. Do not forget about the doors, windows and moldings.

Paint your wall trim, window covers and moldings in a lighter color than your walls. When you paint your moldings light, the wall appears farther back, making your small bathroom appear bigger.

How to choose the best of shower

unduhan-44Nothing in the home lasts forever, including tile, and since the bathroom is the most trafficked room in the home, retiling a shower is a project one must consider. Even more so, a shower gets rid of dirt, sweat or any other unwanted growths on your body. As such, it deserves to be as clean as possible.

Existing tile can only be cleaned so much. Many choose to revitalize their bathroom by retiling the shower. It can be a lengthy and sometimes timely project, but those who do bite the bullet almost always agree that it is well worth it.

Retiling a shower consists of completely knocking out the existing tile and installing new tile. For those of you with larger showers, this is by no means a short project. However, before you can get started, you must first choose your existing tile, which I will get to later, and gather all your tools. The tools you will need to retile your shower are:

  • New tile
  • Utility knife, chisel or putty knife
  • Hammer
  • Sander
  • Scrub brush
  • Grout
  • Grout trowel
  • Mortar mix
  • Mortal trowel
  • Paint remover
  • Tile spacers
  • Caulk
  • Goggles
  • Gloves

Step 1: Remove Old Tile

First, remove the shower head and shower handle. You may need a drill or screwdriver. Then, cover the shower floors to prevent damage from falling tile. You can use multiple towels or cardboard.

Take your hammer and chisel and start from the bottom corner. Gently place chisel on side of tile and use hammer to push the tile out. Start gently. As you move on, you may have to use some real elbow grease to get these tiles out.

Some of the shower tile may chip, but your goal is to get each individual piece off by itself. As you move your way inside the shower, you may have to the use putty knife or flat bar instead of a chisel. Go across one row first and then move your way down. It makes the process much easier.

Once all tile has been removed, chisel off any remaining mortar as well.

Tip: Be very careful with tile along the wall and ceiling. Use your utility knife and make a cut along the top, bottom and side tile along the ceiling, floors and walls. Be very careful with these tiles. You don’t want to ruin the walls, ceilings, or floors.

To see it all in action, watch how to remove shower tile below.

Step 2: Clean & Prepare Walls

Before moving forward, you must get all walls smooth and flat. If you missed any mortar spots, chisel those spots off now. The wall needs to be smooth before you add any tile. An uneven wall makes for uneven retile.

Next, measure the width of one wall. Find the middle and make a vertical line from top to bottom. That center is where we will start.

Step 3: Retile the Shower

Before you begin, measure your wall and decide how much tile you need. Go to the store with this number in mind. This way, you won’t overspend and the store can cut some of the tile needed for the edges and around the shower fixtures.

Starting off, cover the bottom half of the wall with thinset mortar and spread it with your notched mortar trowel. Press down hard with your trowel. Make sure it’s clean and even throughout the wall.

Set the bottom row of tile in place starting at the center of the vertical line you drew earlier. Press the tiles into the mortar with spacers between them. Work your way to the sides, cutting the end tiles if you need. If you don’t feel comfortable cutting tile yourself, take it your nearest Home Depot as discussed earlier.

Better Basement Tips

The primary reason homeowner’s finish their basement is to create extra usable space in their home. If you go through all the trouble remodeling and cleaning up your lower-level, then it only makes sense you’d want to make it more livable and functional.

Building a better basement means something different to everyone, but there are a few proven ways that most would agree are beneficial to enhancing the appearance andincreasing the value. If you aren’t in a position to implement all the changes below, pick a few ideas to start working on and build upon each update over time. Alright, let’s get to work!

1. Neutral or Pastel Paint

The basement, or lower-level, is usually the darkest place in the home. The obvious reason you want to choose neutral or light pastel paint is to brighten up and illuminate the space. Our interior house painting cost guide will help you prepare for the average expense.

I suggest going with lighter paint, even if you’re someone who likes it dark for watching movies or relaxing. There’ll be times you’ll want the space to be light, such as when you’re entertaining, cleaning or reading in the daytime. If you’re someone who prefers dark features, you should work them in by installing dark cabinets, countertops or carpet, but keep the walls neutral.

2. Inviting Décor

A basement is the perfect place to cozy up by yourself or with the family. Not only will neutral paint help your cause, but décor is also a budget-friendly and simple way create a warm and inviting setting. Colors, materials, textures and designs all play a role in how your style comes together.

Even though you’re in the basement, you still need to pay attention to the details and attend to any dead space. Design your lower-level as a continuation of what you already have going in your home, or instead make it a fun space that’s different, themed and personalized with its own unique flair.

3. Focus on Functionality

Don’t assume your basement is just for lounging around. Step back and brainstorm how to make your basement more functional and livable when you’re not using it to snooze on a Sunday afternoon. For example, use the space as a guest bedroom or play area, orinstall a home theater or bar and lounge area.

Section off the space into different working parts if you have a big enough basement. Those of you who are working with smaller square footage should prioritize what functions to implement based on your current lifestyle and what makes most sense for your family.

4. Strategic Lighting

Many homeowners assume that because they’re decorating a basement, which tends to be dark by nature, they shouldn’t have to worry about lighting. This is opposite of what you should be thinking when you’re working on improving your basement. Lighting is key to setting the mood and making the room more functional.

Installing a basement window is well worth the little time and money it’ll take to add one. In fact, regulations require all basement bedrooms to have an egress window in case of a fire. As far as artificial lighting goes, I suggest having lamps placed strategically throughout the space and installing recessed lightingon a dimmer switch. You won’t regret having options when it comes to lower-level lighting.

Window Tips

It’s easy to forget that something as simple as dressing up your windows has the ability to transform an entire room. This article is going to make you see your windows in a whole new light. Although not all window treatments are cheap, their ability to enhance the look of your home is worth the investment.

While installing window treatmentssaves you money on energy costs, they’re also there to beautify a room and compliment your décor. Knowing that bare windows are rarely the best choice when decorating a room, see seven stylish and tasteful window treatment ideas for your home that I know you’ll want to steal.

1. Neutral Elegance

It’s time to stop associating neutrals with words like boring and plain. Mixing and matching soft neutrals makes for a cozy and comfortable vibe. It’s a timeless and elegant scheme that’ll brighten the space and allow you to play with bright accent colors.

The right material and shade of neutral drapes will make the room feel larger and more inviting. If you must have color in your curtains then, look for a neutral style with a colorful or print border along the edges.

2. Breezy Look

Breezy isn’t just for the beach, but inside your home too. Sheer shades are dainty and classy. A light and airy drape will have you feeling relaxed and peaceful. Who wouldn’t want that ambiance in their living room or bedroom?

This is also a great look if you have or want to install French doors in your home. You’ll want to hang the curtains high and make the doors the focal point. Homeowners are also dressing up their outdoor patios and porches with breezy window treatments. Similarly, it’s the perfect solution for a vacation home or cottage. A big decision when choosing any curtains is to decide how much privacy you want them to provide.

3. Bright Colors

Bright and colorful fabrics are entering homes everywhere, and this includes on thewindows they install. These fun hues are available in solid, sheer and patterned variations. Curtains are a practical and simple way to revitalize a room and draw in more color. Blinds and shades also come in a variety of playful colors and styles, so make sure you explore all of your options before installation.

Consider going outside the box and committing to a bold and mysterious color like red. The color red is the color of energy, passion and action. This color is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. Now if that doesn’t get you excited about life, I don’t know what will! Use color to create an energy in your home that’s captivating and irresistible.

4. Bold Contrast

The words bold contrast may sound a bit scary to you at first, but at least hear me out before completely disregarding this idea. Bold doesn’t mean tacky or disruptive, necessarily. A bold contrast has the potential to be striking and tasteful at the same time.

There’s a wide variety of lines, stripes, solids, colors and designs that’ll accomplish this idea beautifully. For example, in the image above the curtains are bold and colorful, but they blend with the rest of the room perfectly. It’s all about creating a cohesive design scheme that when all the individual pieces are put together in one room, everything flows.

Girlly Bedroom Decoration Tips

Every parent wants to make their little girl feel like a princess. They deserve a place that is all theirs, reflecting their unique personality and interests. A space where they can explore their creativity, learn and grow. Their bedrooms are a place to do just that.

When it comes to decorating a girl’s bedroom, you may be stumped. What if her interests change? What sort of space will she need? How do you incorporate her ideas into the overall scheme of the household? If any of these questions have resonated with you, fear not. We’re here to share a few girl’s bedroom ideas that are sure to create a space she will enjoy for years to come.

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Decorating With Your Child

When it comes to decorating your child’s bedroom, view it as a chance to bond with your daughter. This is an opportunity to let her creativity shine and allow her to express herself. After all, she will be spending the most time in this room. However, help guide her choices to best meet the needs of the home. For example, when I was a girl, my dream was to paint my bedroom lime green. Yikes! My parents worked with me to find a mutual compromise by using the bright color I loved in accessories throughout the room. They were happy with the final product and I had the bedroom of my dreams. Remember that compromise is possible between you and your child.

As a parent, you also are aware of how they will be growing and changing. Space for a dollhouse may not be needed as your daughter reaches high school. Consider this as you work together to plan for the new bedroom décor.

Girls Bedroom Furniture

When it comes to choosing the perfect bedroom furniture, you want to look for function and quality. While you can easily buy a standard bed, there are many modern options that have unique storage features. Consider a bed with drawers in the frame for shoes or toys. Or, for a smaller room, a loft bed is the perfect way to create more useable space for a desk or a play set.

Also, keep in mind furniture options that she can use as she grows, like dressers or added shelving. Little girls may not need all the space yet, but a teen girl’s closet might need more storage if she’s a frequent mall visitor!

Little Girl Bedroom Ideas

For a girl in elementary school or early middle school, they are looking for space to play! Incorporate areas for toy storage or shelving to display her prized possessions. Utilize bedding and curtains to add color to the room, which can be changed out as she gets older.

Safety should always be a priority in little girls’ rooms. Be sure to keep everything low to the ground and in reach, so you avoid any falling object accidents. If there are shelves above her head, include stools to help her reach higher places carefully.

Kitchens Ideas For Your Home

It’s not every day you get to poke your head inside a celebrity’s home! I’m here to share with you some of the most beautiful kitchens from some of the most beautiful people. While these creations may not be realistic for most of us, they’re inspiring and fun to see!

As you view the kitchens, remember that you can always steal ideas to copy at a lower price. A beautiful kitchen is something all homeowners appreciate, so let’s dive in!

1. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen

For those of who don’t know him, John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He’s married to American model, Chrissy Teigen and they live together with their new baby in the couple’s swanky Beverly Hills mansion. The pair’s modern 8,520sf home was purchased at a whopping $14.1 million, and seems to have plenty of room for the three of them to live comfortably.

Although the couple loved their fabulous home in New York, they now get to enjoy picturesque views of all of LA, including the ocean, city and canyon. As an emerging personality in the food scene, you would expect Chrissy to have nothing less than the best in the kitchen. As you can see, they’ve built a massive, open kitchen complete with fancy Thermador appliances. It’s a gorgeous layout with dual islands, large pendant lighting and a mix of cabinet colors, and did I mention the beautiful, wide plank rustic hardwood floors? Without a doubt, this kitchen definitely gets the stamp of approval.

2. Lady Gaga

She’s one woman who’s anything but ordinary. Gaga brings the look, energy and passion to everything she does, including her home. Just like her performances, Lady Gaga’s oceanfront Malibu Estate is impressive. According to E! Online, Gaga bought the house in October 2015 for $23 million and dropped an estimated $139,000 for the kitchen remodel. You may find it surprising that such an over-the-top pop star would choose tobuild a kitchen that exhibits such classic charm.

Perfect for entertaining, Gaga’s massive kitchen includes dark gray kitchen cabinets, with a mix of open shelving, solid wood and glass doors. Who knew the singer could cook too? Gaga recently showed off the Italian fare she’s been preparing on her Instagram account. It’s a good thing there’s plenty of counterspace for her to practice her chef skills. When she’s done cooking, there’s no better spot to enjoy the meal than at her perfectly worn dining table, placed delicately under exposed ceiling beams and a charming chandelier.

Moving over to the area near the large island, you’ll find stainless steel appliances, a second sink, stools and plenty of storage. If there’s one design tip you can steal from Gaga, it’s to make your cabinets the main focus by using a variety of doors and simple hardware. This kitchen is perfect for any homeowner going for a cozy yet minimal style.

3. Jennifer Lawrence

Reportedly, movie star Jennifer Lawrence paid more than $7 million for her mansion in Beverly Hills, CA. The 5,500sf home was previously owned by Jessica Simpson. Complete with lavish landscaping, a grand entrance, shabby chic décor and several sets of French doors, it’s a breathtaking house in a private area.

The best part about her lavish pad is certainly the kitchen. Thanks to an open floor plan, the kitchen is spacious and extends into a dining area, breakfast nook and outdoor stone patio. Her impressive digs includes a gourmet kitchen with large stainless steel appliances and center island with a stainless steel sink, wooden top and plenty of storage. I think we can all agree that Jennifer Lawrence’s kitchen is a great spot for entertaining guests and enjoying a fabulous meal.

4. LeBron James

LeBron James is feeling on top of the world after fulfilling his promise of bringing Cleveland its first major professional sports championship since 1964. It seems building his 30,000sf, $9.2 million mansion in Akron, Ohio was the right move. This amazing home has 19 rooms, including six bedrooms, eight full toilets and six toilets. Let’s not forget about the recording studio, two-lane bowling alley, theater, sports activities bar, aquarium, barbershop and main bedroom suite with a two-story stroll-in closet.

How To Make Your Stairwell Stand Out

Of all the areas that you have to decorate in your home, the smallest spaces are often the most forgotten. Entryways are abandoned and small alcoves are easily ignored. But these small areas can add an extra element of style to your home. These spaces can be decorated to impress, no matter the size or shape.

The stairwell is an area that you use often but may not give much thought to design. After all, the stairs are mainly used to transition to other rooms, not to sit and enjoy. However, a well-designed stairwell can create a look that carries on throughout the home. Not only does the design need to be functional and safe, but it should reflect the overall style. So take the next step to improve your home with these stairwell decorating ideas.

Before adding any décor to your stairwell, fix any repairs that need to be made on your stairs. Contact a flooring pro who can help.

1. Stairwell Gallery

A great way to refresh the look of your stairwell is to hang a gallery wall. Unlike other walls in your home, you’ll want to hang frames and photos as the stairs rise, keeping photos at or above eye level. This is not just limited to photos, but it could be artwork, memorabilia and more. Here are a few ideas:

  • A stairwell is a great way to display family photos. Work chronologically to show off different generations in your family tree as you walk up and down the stairs.
  • Find various bright, bold pieces of artwork to add color to a neutral stairwell wall. Arrange them so colors and patterns work together.
  • If you like to travel, transform your stairwell into a gallery of all the places you’ve been. Hang different sizes so your guests can journey with you as they walk up the stairs.
  • Pick out your favorite pattern or color in different variations of paper. Frame it and hang for a versatile style for your stairs.
  • Hang various sizes of mirrors to help reflect the light around the stairwell.

2. Paint A Stairwell

It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do for a room, but it can do even more in a small space like a stairwell! Make a statement with a vibrant color like yellow or purple to draw attention to the area. If possible, use your stairs to compliment your wall color. For example, using gray on the walls and black and white on the stairs. This classic combination looks good in any home.

Painting a stairwell wall may seem easy, but don’t forget that the space is elevated. Your risk of falling is higher and you should never use a ladder on stairs. Contact a pro who will be able to safely paint the tough to reach stairwell walls.

3. Decorative Stair Risers

Don’t overlook what you can do to each step. Stair risers can subtly add décor without sacrificing the look of the entire space. This is where you can really get creative. If you love the thought of incorporating a bold paint color, but aren’t ready to try it on an entire wall, painting your stair risers can be a great option. Chalkboard paint allows you to change the design as you please and is a lot of fun for children to help with.

Decals and wallpaper are great solutions if you’re looking to incorporate a pattern. Many of these options are customizable, so you can decorate your staircase exactly the way you’d like. If you included stairwell wall décor, try and incorporate the same theme into your stair riser design.

4. Stair Railing Decorations

Often considered more during the holidays, stair railings can be dressed up to add a subtle touch of style to any stairwell. The biggest concern here is always safety. Never let your decorating impact anyone’s ability to safely walk up and down the stairs. A quick way to change the look is with a flat lace ribbon wrapped around the railing. For a more dramatic look, find a paint color that will perfectly accent your stairwell décor and spend an afternoon painting your stair railing. If you want to keep the natural look, a stain will work well to upgrade your current wood railing.

Feel Warm At Home Tips

Fall is in the air! This means it’s time to indulge in pumpkin spice lattes and meals from the crockpot but, most importantly, transition your home to the new season, in style. Fall is a time of year we can’t seem to get enough of because of all the beautiful colors, coziness and fun it brings.

Your home is the perfect place to embrace fall. Decorating it for the season will make it feel warm and inviting. See tips for making yourhome cozy for fall, and then kick back, relax and enjoy your hard work!

If you’re ready to change the interior look of your home, contact a remodeling pro today for up to four free quotes from local contractors in your area.

Replace Summer Bedding

One quick decorating trick that’ll make your bedroom feel more like fall is to swap out your summer bedding for something warmer; warmer colors, as well as, warmer materials. Soft comforters, pillows and blankets are sure to bump summer ambiences right out of the room. Add comfortable rugs, décor and lighting to really cozy up your bedroom this fall.

If you’re worried about making your room look too dark, then use window treatments, lamps, furniture and artwork to liven it up. It may also be the perfect time to throw on afresh coat of paint. Painting is a wonderful DIY project for fall, as the weather cools and you find yourself spending more time indoors.

Sprucing up your windows is a practical way to draw more of the fall vibes into your home. A curtain wall, drapes, embellishments and sheer overlays are easy ways to dress up your windows. Lifestyle media publisher, POPSUGARadvises, hanging curtains all the way across a wall to add visual interest and create a cozy effect with the bulk of the material. Ikea has endless curtain options at a low price, so you can buy plenty of panels to reach across a wall.

Be mindful of the colors and materials you’re selecting so you’re sure to create the right look for the season. Consider installing warm hues that mimic nature and fabrics that flow and make the room feel more comfortable.

Cozy up with Lights & Candles

Fall is the perfect season to go overboard with candles and lighting options. These decorative elements have the ability to instantly cozy up any space. If you’re a DIYer, this is a great opportunity to get the family together and make your own candles and string lights.

A variety of candles and mood lighting improves the ambiance in your home. Candles are also an easy way to add a pop of color or sweet smell to each room.

Easy To Upgade Your Home Tips

There’s always something you could be remodeling in your home, but why spend time and money redoing when there are simple DIY tricks that’ll get you a similar look at a more reasonable price? The best part is that most of these projects can be done over the course of a weekend.

There’s something for every room and projects that are most likely staring you in the face, including those you’ve been ignoring because you’re not sure where to start. See 10 easy and budget-friendly DIY ideas that’ll have your home looking glamorized in no time.

1. Replace Light Shades & Switch Covers

Take a look around your house and inventory how many lamp or pendant light shades you have that are only useful for collecting dust. Replacing light shades is a simple touch that can really brighten up a room.

Hop online and search for light shades and covers that’ll mesh well in your style of home. There are thousands of colors and designs to choose from. While you’re at it, take note of your light switch covers and get those replaced at the same time. One idea is to purchase inexpensive craft store frames which will fit perfectly around your light switch covers and give them some style.

2. Hide Television Wires

There’s nothing attractive about a bunch of wires cluttering the space around your TV stand and laying all over your floors. It’s a common household problem, and that’s why people have come up with all sorts of ways to hide those pesky wires.

One suggestion that I think is clever is to hide them in a shower curtain rod. This will work well if you have a mounted television. Otherwise, visit your nearest craft store and grab some pretty covers to put over the wires.

3. Dress Your Bed Like They Do In Hotels

Ever wonder why you’re impressed when you walk in a glamorous hotel room? It’s because they have the bed looking nice and comfy. Something as simple as switching out old bedding can add life and energy back into to your bedroom. Pick out cozy fabrics and colors. If you don’t want to replace all of your bedding, then at least work on adding more pillows and creating more layers.

4. Add Cheap Framed Mirrors To Closet Doors

I thought this idea sounded a little strange at first, but then I saw the picture and thought it was quite a cute suggestion. I couldn’t believe how much better the closet doors looked after adding the mirrors. Not only does the room look bigger, but the doors are now functional because of the attached mirrors. It’s a fun DIY project that will brighten the room and give you more chances to look your best.

5. Dress Up Your Curtains

Your windows and curtains deserve attention too. It can be as simple as adding some cute tiebacks, or installing elegant holders in the wall. This is the sort of small detail that’ll add a lot of style and beauty to your home. I’ve also heard that basket-weaving the top of your drapes is a great way to dress up your curtains.

6. Spruce Up Old Air Vents

All of our homes need air vents but no one actually likes how they look. They’re usually unappealing colors and can drag down a room if they take up a lot of space. That is until now, get out the spray paint or cover them up with a rubber doormat, and you’ll quickly be able to make those old air vents look like part of your home. I think the white air vent above is proof of just how different and polished they appear after a coat of paint.

Light Simple Bathroom Tips

Boosting natural light in the home is a top priority for many homeowners. A bright and cheery room is something we all strive for, but isn’t always easy to achieve. One place guaranteed to make this undertaking tricky is in the bathroom.

Windows offer up a practical and, depending on the size of the project, budget-friendly way to add attractiveness and extra light to your bathroom. One challenge that prevents many homeowners frominstalling new windows is not knowing what’s out there. See several window ideas that’ll expose your bathroom to light without exposing you.

Are you ready to install new windows in your bathroom? Contact a pro today and get up to four free quotes from window contractors in your area.

Glass Block Windows

Installing glass block windows in your bathroom is a popular solution because they not only add light, but also security, privacy and style. You also have the option of installing a film window in the center of your glass block border that opens to add air flow.

If you’re going this route, industry experts recommend hiring a pro to help you install your new windows. Glass blocks need to be properly secured and sealed to avoid any unfortunate aftermaths.

Window Film

Window film is a hot commodity on the market right now! If you haven’t heard of this product, then you’ve come to the right place. Window film is a simple, inexpensive and aesthetically appealing window covering that adds privacy and light to your bathroom with little hassle. You’ll be glad to know that they come in a wide variety of colors and designs to appease every homeowner’s taste.

You can purchase these films at your local home improvement store. This is a simple DIY project that can be completed in a matter of minutes. Decorative film improves the look and function of your bathroom windows without destroying the glass. While your number one concern is privacy, these films also allow you to spruce up the look of your bath at the same time.

If you’re building a home or installing new windows in your bathroom, it’s a good idea to consider how the design of the frames can help provide privacy. Small, thin or unusual shapes draw in light and hinder views from the outside in. Put time into planning the right solution because while windows are nice to have, you don’t want to feel uncomfortable in your own bathroom while you’re getting ready.

Window Treatments

Yes, window treatments are a thing even in the bathroom. Decorative and breezy shades are a great way to let light through and still experience privacy. Curtains will bring a decorative element to your bathroom with minimal effort.

If you don’t love the look of shades in your bathroom, then go for something more structured and modern like wood blinds. Blinds are nice for allowing in light during the daytime and avoiding onlookers in the evening. For additional ideas, see seven stylish and tasteful window treatment ideas for your home that I know you’ll want to steal.