So there’s a room in your house that isn’t all it could be. Maybe it feels smaller than you’d like, or a little on the depressing side and you don’t know why. To find out why you’re room is giving you the warm fuzzy feelings you want it to, you’re going to need to process your room like a crime scene, looking at it from top to bottom to find out what isn’t working. Only then can you come up with the painting and decorating solution that will make you feel at home.
So when you first enter the room, look up. In particular, look at the light fixtures. Most DIY shops will be able to offer you a whole range of lighting options, and most of them aren’t that pricy either. If you’re going to mess with electrics, remember to switch the breakers off, and if possible get a professional in to avoid any nasty (and dangerous) mishaps.
Lighting, artificial or natural, can make a huge difference to your room’s ambience. Don’t just look at bulbs or lampshades, take a look at the curtains, are they too thick and heavy? Are they keeping the light out? Alternatively, is there anything you can do to bring more light into the room? Even something as minor as a well placed mirror can make a room feel a whole lot more spacious.
However the lighting is just the beginning. Look down at the floors of your room as well. A well chosen bold area rug can give a huge splash of colour to room and gives it focus. Placing a coffee table or chair over it will anchor it into place, making it look like it’s supposed to be there.
This can work in any room in the house, from the living room to the bathroom (although in the bathroom you want to be sure to use non-skid backing on your rugs). By examining every part of the room from top to bottom, you can be sure to turn it into a place where you feel at home.
This guest post has been provided by HGS Plumbing and Heating.