Have you been living in your home for quite some time and thinks it needs a refresh, or perhaps you purchased an older home and you have been thinking that you want to update it. There are many things you can do around your house that will give it a new feel.
Everything from redesigning your kitchen to redecorating the bathroom can certainly help, and are both great choices depending upon your ultimate goal. But there are a few things that you can do that might not be your first thought but that can change your home’s look dramatically and that update it immediately. Two great areas of focus are window accents and flooring. Each can add a level of class and charm to a room while being a functional part of your home. Here are some ideas for selecting new window accents and flooring.
Window Accents Can Make a Room Look and Feel New
Window accents and coverings are often overlooked as fashion elements in a room. But the truth is that they are integral to making a room look fresh and complete. You can change a room’s furniture and even paint it, but unless you bring in new window treatments, the effect will not be what you desire.
These days there are many styles of window accents that can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of any room. Window shades and blinds each have the dual function of keeping out the Sun and thereby cooling the room, and providing accents to Furniture in the room or wall coverings. Shades and blinds come in all colors, fabrics and thickness.
Thinner shades and blinds let some sun in and allow for the room to be brighter and airier. They’re perfect for living rooms and family rooms where many people will gather during the day. Thicker shades and blinds create a cozier space and can block the Sun out completely. They are perfect for bedrooms.
You can also choose to purchase wooden shutters which give any room a high-end, elegant look. Although they are more expensive than window shades or blinds, shutters last much longer and are timeless.
Flooring Today Can Make Any Room Elegant
In the past only the flooring in very expensive homes would contribute its elegance. In medium or lower price homes, the flooring was nearly a necessity and was rarely appreciated for its beauty. Today however in any price home the flooring is looked at as an important beauty element for the home.
Trends today have moved away from low quality neutral looking carpeting to higher end carpeting that contributes to the look and feel of a room. New carpet fabrics wear better and have treatments that help them keep their look and feel longer, so selecting a good carpet is easier than ever. When selecting a carpet you should consider the type of wear you anticipate and the amount of traffic in that room. You should also of course think about the room decor to make the best selection.
Window accents and flooring at two effective ways to bring beauty and charm to any room. Be creative and take chances and discover new looks that will enhance your home.