Add Crown Molding
When it comes to making your home feel like new again, small details are important. One big detail you can add to your rooms is crown molding. Crown molding can make any room look finished and complete. It helps bring the walls and ceiling together and gives your room an elegant look. Even better, crown molding can fit in nearly budget. For the biggest impact, look for the widest trim your budget will allow.
Go for a New Paint Color
Painting your rooms a new color is one of the best ways to radically change the way your house looks. For a trendy color, go for lilac gray, which is the spring 2016 Pantone pick. This color adds more interest than plain gray and pairs well with peach and mint — two other popular colors at the moment.
Replace Your Carpets With Hardwood
Wall-to-wall carpet can give a home a warm and cozy feel, but if you're going for an elegant look, you should opt for hardwood floors. When you're picking out a type of flooring, make sure you consider the trim, door casings, and cabinets already in your home so you don't choose a color that clashes with these elements.
Also, be sure to consider how much natural light your house gets. If you have a dark house, a light wood on the floor will help brighten it up, while a house with a lot of windows will get enough light to handle dark floors.
Update Your Kitchen
While a full kitchen renovation can massively revitalize the style in your home, you don't have to go that far for a new look. Painting your cabinets or replacing your cabinet knobs can also make a difference. If you want unique knobs and pulls, skip the big hardware stores and head out to the flea markets or antique shops for something distinctive.
If you're feeling a little short on counter space, you can also build your own rolling bar cart for a trendy addition to your kitchen. Whether your kitchen is rustic or modern, this functional and beautiful piece can give you more storage or provide a great way to serve your guests.
Install New Lighting
A lot of homes come with standard light fixtures that do their job but don't add much in the way of style. While designer light fixtures can add a high-end look to your house, they also come with high-end price tags. Luckily, there are other ways to get that elegant look without spending a fortune. Check second-hand stores and flea markets for unique pieces that fit nicely within your budget. Many times, these fixtures just need new shades or a coat of paint.
If you're interested in giving your home a new look, try out a few of these revitalizing projects to see a difference.
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