Top Four Design Tips To Breathe Life Into Your Living Space | Suntrust Properties Inc.

If you’ve been living in the same home for years now, especially if you have purchased a home for you and your family even before your whole community has started looking more like a neighborhood, you’ll most likely crave to change or rearrange some things to make your living space less boring. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to breathe new life into your living space. This includes something as simple as hanging some framed prints or rearranging your furniture. Redesigning your home doesn’t need to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are four design tips you can consider in your next plan to change the looks of your home:


1. Display some art

Even a single piece of artwork can immediately infuse life into a wall and, ultimately, a room. You can opt to hang large-scale art, which is ideal if you want a focal point and you have a favorite painting. On the other hand, you can also create a gallery wall that features not just one but several of your favorite imagery. You can even express your personality through wall art by displaying your own custom framed photos. This can include pictures of your family and friends or your favorite actors, musicians, and scientists. It all depends on your preferences. Moreover,  art beautifies and personalizes environments. Art can transform businesses and private homes into more personal spaces that reflect the personality and values of the owner. It also nourishes and enhances the viewer and engages the mind and senses. Often art can also increase the aesthetic value of a building or space.


2. Change your wall colors

One great way to spruce up your rooms is by changing up your interior wall colors. If you own your space, you can repaint your walls to give them a fresh look, or perhaps add a wallpaper that complements the shade of your furniture, sheets, beddings, etc. You can opt for an accent wall to make a statement for your living room or dining room. When talking about accent walls, most people automatically gravitate toward bold hues like reds and oranges. However, pastel colors are just as outstanding and can make your room unique. Moreover, room color can affect your everyday mood. That’s proven science. Room color psychology is an integral part of your daily life, affecting your moods and energy levels with just the room color you choose for your walls. The colors of the rooms in your home also serve as a direct reflection of your personality. The people who live in a home make it beautiful by choosing colors that reflect their preferences and personalities. Color has the power to change the shape and size of furnishings, as well as the shape and size of the room itself.


Light plays a crucial role in livening up your living spaces. Lighting plays with our perceptions, creates unique sensations and experiences, and can completely change a design. As such, you should choose the right lighting types that can help your cause. Avoid fixtures that look ornate or heavy. For lampshades, find ones that are translucent. Just like see-through curtains, their translucence can trick your guests’ eyes to make the room appear bigger. Supplemental lighting must be aimed upward. Doing so can help scatter light in the room. This is useful at night when natural light decreases. Another way to accomplish this is by positioning a lamp in a way that it reflects on a mirror or other reflective surfaces. 



4. Install reflective materials, like mirrors

Mirrors can make your room feel livelier instantly by attracting and reflecting light. If you’re not a fan of mirrors, you can install reflective materials like white lacquered walls and glossy tiles. These alternatives can create the same maximizing effect and make light bounce around your rooms.

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