Friday, January 1, 2010

January Decorating Tip Of The Month!

Always have a "focal point" in each room. Have it be what stands out upon entering that room.

Main Floor Make Over

This client purchased a rental property and wanted to freshen up this space, make it their own on a limited budget.  They wanted color, darker wood, new carpet, new blinds, valances to let lots of light in, and a warm homey feel.

*Unfortunately, the red wall color did not photograph like it is in person.  It definitely is not pink, but a rustic warm red color.*

Family Room Before -

Family Room After -

Entry Way Before - 

Entry Way After - 
(due to flash, color isn't as bright in person as shown below)


Dining Room Before - 

Dining Room After - 

Kitchen Before - 

Kitchen After - 

The white walls, linoleum, and appliances had to go.  To accommodate the light cabinets we found laminate flooring that had both light and dark colors present.  We upgraded to stainless steel appliances, added antiqued bronze cabinet hardware, new kitchen faucet, and a tile black splash to pull it all together.

I would say this space is definitely warmed up a bit without breaking the bank!