5 Interior Upgrades You Should Make
Remodeling a home on your own can be a daunting task. From the living room to a closet, small projects can quickly snowball into big projects that consume great amounts of time and money. Rather than doing a complete overhaul, you can make simple upgrades to your home that will enhance the look and feel of each room. Here are some tips from the full service interior design firm at Miya Interiors to make upgrading your home as effortless as possible.
REPLACE YOUR CURRENT LIGHTING
Adding new lighting fixtures to your kitchen, living room, or bathroom is a fantastic way to upgrade your home. In fact, Amy Young, interior designer at Amy Young Designs, says “lighting is the best way to add an accent to a room”. Requiring minimal installation equipment, a light fixture can be installed quickly and has an immediate effect on the atmosphere of your home. Not only is lighting a quick fix, it shows your personality in a unique manner.
Modern lighting is more convenient than before, with options for lighting that you can control without moving an inch. There’s no better upgrade than one that makes your life easier, like remote control lights. We recommend the Philips Hue lights, which you can learn more about here.
EXPERIMENT WITH COLOR
Do you have a flare for the dramatic? If so, you’re in luck. Dark hues are in and better than ever. If you’ve been dreaming of experimenting with your favorite color, now is the time to do it. Contrary to popular belief, dark paint colors won’t darken a room if you have adequate lighting. Adding an accent mirror here and a light painting there will brighten your room and accentuate your particular choice in color. However, if painting your living room purple is too dramatic for your taste, incorporate bold pieces of furniture or artwork instead. It will give your room a pop of color without going over the top.
TRANSITION YOUR DINING ROOM
Do you feel like your dining area is used enough? Often, the dining room is underused because of its formal mood. A dining room doesn’t have to feel strict or proper, though. Make your dining room as comfortable as your living room by adding pillows and cozy throw blankets to your chairs and benches. Such a simple and inexpensive fix is very effective at changing the dining aesthetic, so that exponentially more time will be spent in the dining room.
ILLUMINATE YOUR BACKSPLASH
Increasing light on a backsplash can give life to a formerly dreary kitchen. Updating your current backsplash with a unique white pattern will easily revamp the look and feel of the entire kitchen. Unfortunately, backsplash tiles can be expensive, which is why we have the perfect solution. Replace your backsplash altogether with a mirror that will truly reflect your style without costing an arm and a leg. It won’t just brighten your kitchen; it will make a bold and beautiful statement.
TURN COLORFUL SWEETS INTO A CENTERPIECE
That’s right! Sweet decorations are fun and trendy. Designer Amy Young says, “if you have a simple white kitchen that needs some color, find stylish clear bowls and fill them with colorful candy.” Not only will it add color, but it will show your guests that you have great taste. We’re sure you won’t regret this upgrade.
Whether you’re looking to make a small upgrade or transform your home into something completely new, the designers at Miya Interiors are here to help. Contact us today to get started.