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It’s common to take a look at your home and want more. Maybe it has been a while since you have made home improvements and you want this to be the time you finally make a few changes. Let it all soak in and be patient with deciding what updates you want to implement.
Don’t feel like you need to enforce all of your changes at once. Take on separate projects individually and move on to the next as you check items off of your list. Learn what some of the most ideal updates are before getting to work. See the best ways to spruce up your home.
Start by cleaning and organizing your home. Get your items and clothes in order before doing any work. You may be impressed with how great your home looks after a deep clean. Throw out or donate what you no longer need and get the rest of your belongings in order. Open closets, cabinets, and drawers that need rearranging and make room for what you have and what you hope to buy.
New Furniture To Spruce Up Your Home
Be honest about what your furniture looks and feels like. Maybe you’ve had it for a long time, but that’s no reason to keep it around. Replace old furniture with stylish modern sofas that perk up your living area and give your home a whole new appearance. Be a trendsetter who isn’t afraid to upgrade their furniture and make a statement. Pick which room it’s going in and enjoy your new, lovely addition.
Use paint to update old rooms and transform plain walls. Paint is great for enhancing rooms all around your house. See which rooms are in need of new paint the most and start there. Work your way around to the different spaces and don’t be afraid to change the color as you go, depending on the location. Save money and make it a DIY project you complete over the weekend.
Replace the Floors
Check if it’s time to replace your floors. Hardwood floors with dents and scratches aren’t attractive. Either refinish them or replace them completely. Vacuum and clean your carpet and then check if it’s time to replace it. Updating your floors to a modern look will improve the appearance of your home overall. Floors also have a way of brightening a space and opening up the room.
Add A Backsplash
Install a backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom as a way to upgrade the space. They come in all different colors and styles depending on your personal taste. It’s a budget-friendly way to add a little style and elegance without having to redo the entire kitchen or bathroom. You have the option to put a backsplash along an entire wall or just a strip above the sink.
You typically know when it’s time to make upgrades to your home. The problem is deciding where to fix and enhance. These are the best ways to spruce up your home.
Remember a few years ago any house you walk in was either all white or gray? This trend has changed and now paint color trends for 2020 are no longer timid drop backs for more significant furnishings.
In fact, the paint color takes the center stage. We see more drama in cozy shades of brown that remind us of the simple pleasures of hot chocolate with a cinnamon roll or a sweet taste of the not-so-healthy decadent dessert we all crave. Perhaps, because these are forbidden pleasures nowadays, people voted and major paint companies, such as Farrow and Ball came up with the collection of dramatic and sumptuous new paint colors.
Have a look:
Above is the color collage I created for your reference of cozy shades of brown that are very much on-trend in 2020. They are not related to any actual paint manufacturers. But, depending on the paint store you use and the color you like, you can give them the number to march with their paints.
Here are my favorite brands as well as paint colors I love for 2020:
The above photo shows my interior design project – a classical conservatory with large windows. We painted the walls dark brown with a purple undertone to highlight the room’s architecture. In truth, my client was reluctant to agree to such a deep color but then she loved the final result with all the other selections that we made for her traditional taste.
Lighter paint colors that are on-trend in 2020
Ultimately, deep paint colors are not for everyone, no matter if it’s a trend or not. If you like lighter colors but would like an updated look, consider a lighter shade.
For example, Raisin in the Sun by Behr is a very pretty modern paint color that works with gray, white or softer pink. You can use it in any room, even kids’ rooms. It is very similar to my favorite, Sulking Room Pink by Farrow and Ball. Since this color is present in so many variations within the fashion industry as well as interior design I predict that it will stay in style for a long time.
Another beautiful and almost neutral paint color that made an appearance in major interior design trade shows all over the world is Farrow and Ball Peignoir.
It is perfect for both classical and modern rooms. Whether you use this paint color to decorate a bathroom or a dining room it will always look different in a different light. So, bottom line, you won’t get tired of it soon.
What is your take on paint color trends for 2020? Which one is your favorite?
Guest post by Marina Klima
About the author: Marina Klima is an award-winning interior designer, blogger, and a humble human being. She hangs out at her blog, My Decorating Tips where she spends her time helping families to make their home decorating projects easier and more fun.
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