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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 1/17/2019

Has your house become someplace that doesn't quite feel like the home you want? Maybe itís dull or dreary or just not your style anymore? Perhaps youíre on a tight budget, or donít feel that you have the time to go out and redo your entire space ó no worries you don't have to re-design the whole room to freshen it up and breathe life back into it. 

Start with a vision 

What about your space bothers you or just doesnít feel like you anymore? Are there certain colors that you would like to see? Or maybe some that you wouldnít? Determine if the furniture that you have fulfills your needs. If not, this may be the place that you splurge a little since proper functionality is essential to help you enjoy your environment while you are using it. Also, consider if you would benefit from rearranging the current set-up in your space. It may look like it is stuck where it is, especially if it has been there a while, but measure out what you have and see if you have other options. If so, then give them a go. It is a good idea to move the larger things around, even if you donít think it will remain that way, as this will give you a chance to clean under and around anything that hasnít been moved recently and may give you new ideas once you see it from a different perspective. 

Bring on the accent pieces

Once you have the furniture figured out, the easiest way to change the appearance of a room is with accent pieces. These include throw blankets, accent pillows, bedding, art, lamps, plants, and even candles. Throw pillows are one of the least expensive and easiest places to start. New cushions, or different pillow covers, change both the color and style of your space. If it is the bedroom, then the bedding is a good starting place considering the bed probably takes up most of the room. 

Plants are a great way to update your space and also an excellent source of fresh air and, depending on what type you choose, pleasing aroma as well. Art and lamps donít have to be grand but can significantly impact the appearance of your setting dictating the tone in both style and coloring. Keep in mind the sizes and shapes that enhance the furniture, arrangement, and room where you will be putting each of these. 

Enjoy!

Once you have determined all of these variable factors and decided where you want to take your dťcor, the only thing left to do is to shop for the new elements that you have chosen and put them in place. Online, resale shops and your local antique, department or outlet and clearance stores are great places to find the treasure that re-imagines a plain, old space into your own again. Have fun with the process and enjoy your home once more!




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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 11/24/2016

Did you know that colors can change your mood? Are you feeling like your home could use a little pick-me-up? Or maybe you want to calm down. If you need a change you could try a little color therapy. First determine if you would like your room to have a calming energy or perk you up. Then pick a color that fits your mood. Here is a list of colors and how they play into the feelings people have: Red- If you want to feel passionate or creative go with red. Do you want the kids to eat dinner every night? If so, paint the kitchen red. Red makes us feel hungry (think of all those restaurant chains). If red is too bold for the walls, use it in accents like lamps, pots and wall art to inspire. Yellow-Just like the sun, yellow makes people smile. If you go with a bold, bright yellow use it sparingly. Add an artistic flare through the use of yellow flowers or fun frames. Blue-Blue has a calming effect on a room. Looking for a place to chill-out? Use a baby-blue hue or an indigo. †Accent a room with a blue throw, rug or lamp shade. You could even try blue lights. No matter what color you choose remember to use it wisely. You never want too much of a good thing.  







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