You’ve decided you want to make a change to your room, but you’re unsure of how to begin. Or you’re just overwhelmed by all the choices. Don’t worry. At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we know just how these projects can be. And we’ve got some tips that might help you think about your project and get it going down the path you want. See below!
Working on Your Walls
If they’re a blank slate, you might want to start with your walls. Color could be important to your room, so choose one that will set the tone—neutrals like beige, cream, or gray can help make a good background for other elements of your decoration or design to pop. Like museums do, keep your artwork at eye level, even if you have even if you have very high ceilings. To help you arrange the artwork before putting lots of holes in the wall, take a picture of the wall and use an app or drawing feature to map out how to fill the area.
Working With Furniture
You want your room to flow correctly, which helps set the tone for how it feels overall. Try not to crowd the area with too much furniture—and let the pieces have room to breathe. If you add an area rug (which alone will go a long way to making over the space), consider how to arrange your furniture on it. Depending on the rug’s size, you can place the furniture entirely on it, entirely off it, or with just the front feet on it. Finally, select furniture that will help the function of the room. For example, if you plan to entertain in the space, be sure to account for places where your guests can set drinks.
Working With Light
Natural light can impact the feel of a room, so use it to your advantage. If your windows face south, for example, you’ll get plenty of direct light throughout the day, so you might want to have a window treatment that blocks it, such as shutters like Heritance® Wood Shutters from Hunter Douglas. Or you might choose something that will help beautifully diffuse light, such as Silhouette® Window Shadings. Also think about layers of lighting—after all, even if you have lots of windows, you’ll need some backup lighting for nighttime hours, including central lighting from above, floor lamps, table lamps, or uplight from below. Have lighting that works for the way the room is used—brighter lighting for a workspace and more soothing lighting for a bedroom.
Room Makeovers in Monmouth Beach, Ocean Township, New Jersey
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