Home Design Tips Northern Colorado – Mike Nelson Real Estate

Posted: June 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Simple design rules

Before you get started on updating your living space, Pam Lampe says to stop and think about what makes a room flow. Here are some design rules to keep in mind.

  • Artwork – Adding apiece of artwork to your main walls can give a focal point to a room, as well as help inspire a color or texture that ties the room together. Remember the biggest wall in the room should have the biggest pieces on them. Lampe says it is important to keep the scale of the room in mind when buy-ing pieces. Also, keep rooms intimate by not lining the walls with furniture, but create groupings instead.
  • Accessories – Lampe says accessories are important because they complete the space. Accessories can include pillows, floor rugs, vases and candle holders. Accessories can also help individualize your space.
  • Window coverings – Window treatments can make a huge difference in a room, because it adds vertical appeal, Lampe says.
  • Lighting – Lighting is often forgotten and can add a lot to a room.Lampe says homeowners should think about ambiance lighting, overhead lighting and task lighting.Updating fixtures can be simple and make a big im-pact.
  • Paint – Adding paint to a room is a relatively inexpensive update. Lampe says if you feel confused when choosing a color, re-member to stick with a color from the middle down on the paints watch. If you are looking for a punch wall go with a color from the middle up.To really spice things up include some of 2010s hot tribal colors, such as sienna red or orange.
  • Flooring – Changing out the flooring can also be a great update, especially if you are doing a re-model. From carpet to tile to laminates, the possibilities are limitless.


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