Summer entertaining season is here. That means here in New England, it’s the perfect time to give your home a little face lift and a fresh look for summer. Whether you are planning on having family and friends over for summer gatherings or just want to spend some extra time enjoying your home during the summer months there are easy and affordable ways that you can change the look and feel of your home to create the inviting, relaxing, and comfortable ambiance that you want your home to have. Check out these 5 ways that you can improve your home this summer and then get started. Some of these projects you can do in just one weekend!
Dress Up Your Fireplace
Changing the look of your fireplace can dramatically change the look of your living room, dining room or bedroom. During the winter everyone loves to gather around a cozy fireplace and a dark stone fireplace looks great with holiday decorations. But when the summer comes the dark fireplace can make your room look drab and dark. A light-colored fireplace stone veneer is easy to put on over your existing fireplace finish and it will completely transform the look of your fireplace and the room itself. You can find many different types of gorgeous stone veneers for fireplaces that won’t cost a fortune. Another great way to change the look of your fireplace is to extend the veneer up the wall so that the fireplace becomes more of a focal point and adds texture to the room.
All About Interiors. artist: Rachael Marsh
Add Some Impact To Your Walls
Solid color accent walls can be a nice way to break up the color in a room but they can look a little drab. Instead of painting one narrow wall a single color try using a canvas printed mural on a large long wall in the living room or dining room to add brightness and color. A big canvas print with a geometric design, a natural landscape, or a reproduction of a family photo is inexpensive and really delivers the drama you want without being overwhelming. A sunny beach scene or soothing forest landscape canvas mural in the dining room or great room that connects to the deck or patio is a fantastic way to create a sun splashed indoor/outdoor living space that is ideal for summer entertaining.
Splurge On A Thorough Home Cleaning
One of the best ways to change the feel of your home is to give yourself the gift of a truly clean home. Of course you clean your home regularly but when was the last time you did a really thorough deep down clean? If you’re like most people it’s been awhile since your home had a truly deep cleaning. But a good home cleaning makes your home seem airy and bright and very inviting. So spend a little bit of money and splurge on hiring a professional home cleaning team to come and deep clean your home. The cost is well worth it. Your home will look and feel like the showplace you’ve always imagined it could be.
Change Your Flooring
Another great way to change the look and feel of your home is to upgrade your flooring. Get rid of those old carpets and try engineered wood flooring. Engineered flooring is real wood, so it has the beautiful sheen and rich color of natural wood. But it’s wood that has been treated with thick acrylic so that it resists damage, stains and scuffs. It’s perfect for a family home if you want the beauty of wood floors but don’t want to spend a lot of time maintaining those wood floors.
Spruce Up Your Deck
Summer is deck season. Whether you’re hosting a party for your loved ones on the deck or just love to sit outside and drink coffee in the morning or relax with a glass of wine at night your deck is going to get a lot of use over the summer. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your deck or have it replaced entirely so that it looks beautiful and is sturdy enough to withstand a lot of summer use here in Connecticut. Our professional interior design services, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, would be to help you select your outdoor living space furnishings as well as, sprucing up the inside.
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