Brand New Year – A Brand New Look for your Home!

No matter how long you’ve lived in your home, it’s always fun to shake things up a little bit – and what better time to think about giving one, two or even three rooms in your home a brand new makeover!  A fresh new look will definitely have a positive impact on every single person who lives in your home.  Just think about the enjoyment you would derive by sharing something new for your friends, family and guest to admire!  Here are just a few ideas to help you get started on your makeover!

COLOUR YOUR WORLD!  If you’re living in an all white or beige world, than nothing will spark your room’s makeover faster than colour!  New paint, or a new piece of art will find a new home over your fireplace mantle – adding colour and spice to your family room.  Replacing a worn area rug that’s been better days with a new textured multi-coloured area rug might “fix the bill”perfectly.  Nothing adds more instantaneous drama and pizzazz to your room’s entire decor more than colour!

Bohnne Jones/John Woodward - Decorating Den Interiors

REARRANGE!  Although new furniture definitely gives any home an instant face lift, often times, it’s not something new you crave – but perhaps simply a new furniture arrangement plan.  Have you considered transferring pieces from one room to another?  Have you tried angling your larger furniture pieces?  Have you considered adding an new accent table or two?  Maybe reupholstering that chair or sofa will do the trick.  Often time, small changes can make the biggest impact.

LIGHTING!  Unfortunately, improper and inadequate room lighting is very common.  Few things can rekindle our spirits on a gray, rainy or snowy day like a home’s interior bathed in warm light.  In fact, good artificial lighting is known to have such a positive effect on one’s moods, it can be considered preventative medicine.  When developing a lighting plan, you first need to take stock of what types of activities you enjoy in each of the rooms that you’re consider making over.  Then call in a professional decorator to help determine the best lighting plan to accommodate your activities.

Room designed by Sharon Hibbard

So, if a few rooms in your home are crying for a facelift, then there’s no better time than NOW to begin the process.  You, your family and your home will definitely benefit from a brand new look!

About Catherine Pulcine

I founded CPI Interiors in 1998. I have over 29 years of extensive experience in residential interior design and decorating. Having worked with over 6,000 clients in the Ottawa area since 1998. Previously having work for an exclusive home interiors retailer to the Ottawa's foremost home builder, I has established a professional wealth of knowledge that I have built on by hiring professionals to work with me. This translates into a superior ability to offer a complete package of design & decorating services for any client's needs. I am a member of the Decorators and Designers Association of Canada, a member of the Capital Business Association and a Member of the West Ottawa Board of Trade. I am a past member of the Board of Directors of The Better Business Bureau of Ottawa. I am also past president of Kanata Chapter of BNI.
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