5 Steps to Transforming Your Space

5 Steps to Transforming Your Space
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    Whether you are moving into a new house or just looking to change up your space, there are numerous options available to transform your home.


Not sure where to start? Follow these 5 easy tips and your space will be updated and fresh in no time.

1. Pick a Purpose and Focal Point

The first thing you need to do is choose a purpose for the room, as well as a focal point. If this is a new home, decide how you want to use the space first, then choose where exactly you want to draw the eye. If you are looking to transform an existing room, try picking a new focal point so that the room will appear different once completed.

For instance, if you have a beautiful fireplace in your living room, then you should use it as your focal point. When it comes time to paint and decorate, really make it pop with eye-catching color combinations and mantel décor.

2. Spruce Up Your Floors

Now that you have decided what you will use the room for, as well as your focal point, it’s time to think about the floors. And what you really need to consider here is your budget. If you have carpeted flooring that is looking rough, consider ripping it out and replacing it with sleek hardwood for a completely different look.

Even if you already have hardwood floors, you can change them up by applying a new stain and finish. Hardwood really goes a long way in a renovation. It looks great and also adds value to your home, which will bring you more money if/when you decide to sell.

3. Transform Your Walls

Once the floors are in place, you can carefully cover them up and prepare to paint. Changing the paint color in a room can really transform the space, making it appear larger or brighter depending on your choices.

Lighter colors such as beige and light green will almost always make a room brighter and tend to appeal to the masses. But if a bolder look suits you better, you can go darker with grey or even navy. Just make sure to grab satin paint instead of flat when using darker hues as it will better reflect light in the room.

Your walls don’t have to end with just paint. Use this custom design tool to make your own wall decals for your space. Add your last name in a family room or words of wisdom from your favorite quote. This added personalization will aid in the transformation and can be used to showcase your focal point.

4. Gather the Furniture

So the floors and walls are ready to go, which means it’s time to move in the furniture. Figure out what you have at your disposal, as well as what you will need to pick up to achieve your vision. If you don’t want to buy all new furniture, you can always refinish what you have with paint or new upholstery.  

Think back to the purpose and focal point that you chose, and arrange your furniture accordingly. If you went with the fireplace as the focal point in the living room, place your sofa and chairs facing that direction. Think about the placement of end tables and storage pieces such as bookcases, as well, so that everything flows and fits.

5. Add Some Texture

Then comes the finishing touches. Accessories and décor are the last step in completely transforming your space, as they enhance the room as well as display a sense of your personal style.

Lighting, area rugs, candles, books, plants, pillows and other accessories will add much needed texture to your space. Choose items that will serve as a contrasting pop of color against your flooring and walls to create an even more eye-catching look.



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