Full Scale Home Renovation? This is Better!

Having our guests feel that they’ve seen the rooms of our home featured in a well known design magazine is a compliment indeed. But the expense of a complete décor overhaul can be time consuming at a minimum…and generally unrealistic resource wise for most of us.  But you may just have your friends and family believing you recently had an expensive renovation anyway with these creative tips that tell you which areas to focus on to get the most bang for your buck.

  1. Organize: Baskets are your best friends. Hide unsightly clutter and find things more easily by housing all your things in a dedicated container.  A gorgeous, antique look wicker chest or basket can conceal kids’ toys, extra linens or the remotes for all your gadgets. You’ll be amazed at the difference replacing your mess with beautiful things can make.
  2. Clean up: Don’t just put away all your stuff. Do a deep cleaning of every room — move your stove, bookcases and other furniture and appliances you wouldn’t clean around normally. Polish your floors with a product made especially for hardwood or ceramic, and hire a professional to steam clean your carpets.
  3. Crown molding: Known as jewelery for the walls, nothing says classic sophistication like crown molding. This inexpensive, DIY friendly project is an easy way to transform any room. Achieve a custom made look by layering store bought moldings and place them at the top of walls and around entryways to draw the eye upwards and visually heighten your space.
  4. Window treatments: Well designed window fashions that are tailored to fit your specific window dimensions lend a flawless, expensive look to any room. Vignette, a fashionable take on traditional Roman shades from Hunter Douglas, features exclusive fabrics, rich textures and no exposed rear cords for enhanced child and pet safety. Be sure to hang window treatments from the ceiling instead of where the window begins to make the room look larger and grander.

Need more décor inspiration?  Allied Drapery is your friendly San Jose Hunter Douglas local retailer close to Willow Glen and Downtown. Call us!