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Out with the Old, In with the New: Home Interior Decorating Tips to Brighten your Home

January 9, 2012

Henderson homeowners, as we enter the new year, let’s take this opportunity to review our homes’ current interior designs.  What do you like? What do you want to change? Take note of this, and resolve to create a home that better reflects your style and suits your needs. For any homeowners who want to organize their homes and breath new life into the same spaces, try these helpful home interior design tips.

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For 2012, determine your favorite interior design style and learn how your home can better reflect it.

#1. Eliminate clutter: Start to update your home by cleaning out the clutter. Recycle old papers, magazines and newspapers. Toss expired items, and organize drawers. Designate a place for often-used objects, like keys, mail, wallets and purses. Lastly, donate items you no longer need or wish to replace. This includes clothing, glassware, dishes, rugs, wall décor, lamps, end tables, and accent pillows.

#2. Rearrange furniture: Once you’ve opened the living spaces and cleared your home’s corners, rearrange the existing furniture. As you move couches, armchairs, or beds, you will shake off an old layout and see how to optimize your space for the best design. For example, instead of centering your living room furniture around the television, rearrange it to create an inviting conversation space.

#3. Replace furniture: If rearranging your furniture won’t do the trick, perhaps it’s time to update. Decide what needs to go and what can stay. Some homeowners simply need to upgrade to modern end tables and add area rugs. Others prefer a new couch, ottoman, and entertainment center. Discover your interior design style, and select pieces that should be replaced to make the most your desired design.

#4. Remove old accent pieces: Just as you exchange old furniture designs for new, focus on your accent pieces as well. Ask yourself: Do the current accent pieces encourage the best atmosphere? If not, then a simple switch will update any area. Replace toss pillows, lamps, artwork, area rugs, sculptures, photo frames, and floral arrangements that exude the right style to benefit the overall affect.

#5. Enliven with color: As you select new accent pieces, also feel free to embrace a new accent color. With neutral furniture, almost any color can work for your accents. For example, exchange hunter green for teal. Replace dark brown with soft gray. Remove brass in favor of pewter. As you update color schemes and metals, don’t forget to also focus on texture to reflect your room’s new style.

With less clutter, new accents, refreshed furniture, and revived spaces, you’ll enhance each room’s appearance and enjoy this fresh breath of interior design.

Henderson homeowners, enter the new year with a clear mind, updated areas, and plenty of personal style displayed throughout your home. Choose to upgrade your interior design. For assistance, ideas and inspiration, or design installation, contact Henderson interior decorator Christine Ringenbach at 702-914-3741.

Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2012

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