Here are some trade secrets that will make redecorating look like you have spent every last dime in your savings account.


Trade Secrets Tips on Redecorating What does one do when a room that was once outstanding now feels too ordinary? Here are some trade secrets that will make redecorating look like you have spent every last dime in your savings account when in fact you have not.
1. Have a clear picture. The first step to redecorating is to get a clear picture in your mind of what your intention is, how you will use the room and then follow it all the way. If a room is for entertainment where you will be watching TV, then you donft want it incredibly bright. With the idea of how you want the space used, reinforce it with art, with the way you arrange furniture. Otherwise, you will just be moving things around and the room might end up looking confused.
2. Color your world. One of the most inexpensive ways to change the look of a room is to use color. If you are not sold on painting all the walls, you can have an accent wall which will serve as the roomfs focal point. The color can be based on an artwork or a pattern from a piece of fabric.
3. Hang mirrors or paintings. Artworks or paintings can give a wall a polished designer look. You can hang a single big painting or three or five paintings. For a more clean look and strong impact, pictures should be in the same size or frame. Mirrors give a room the illusion of elegance and space. It illuminates when it reflects light from the outside. A big and framed mirror can lean against a wall. Just make sure that the weight of the mirror does not have it sliding down.
4. Reuse and recycle. It is definitely a big blow on the budget to buy new furniture so look for pieces that you can recycle in the storage areas, maybe, of your parents, relatives or friends. You can paint a varnished chair any color you like. Have other furniture reupholstered. Clean some old metal pieces and use them for accents.
5. Clear your clutter. A room has endless possibilities. It is just that it becomes so cluttered with the things you use everyday. Repositioning or regrouping can change the look. Try to decide which items you would like to keep and which ones can be repositioned to create focus. If you collect things, arrange them in such a way that they become decorative. If you collect bottles, group them based on color or shape. Determine the best way to rearrange pieces of furniture so that they do not become obstacles. They should help create niches where you can do your activities. In the living room, pieces go in a corner where there will be entertaining.
6. Add pieces as you see fit. Redecorating or decorating for that matter is an ongoing process. Something might pop up in a month or two that will look good in your room. You may chance upon something like a lamp or table that will be a great addition to the room or a vase of fresh flowers to change the aura of the place.
7. Get some illumination. To make the most of your room, lighten up. Lighting is integral to a room no matter what it is. Lighting can improve a roomfs apparent dimensions, emphasize ceiling height and transform an otherwise dull selection look bigger. You can dim, brighten, obscure, highlight, and play with shadow and color. You can achieve different effects with a single light source or a combination of them. Lighting is not just a matter of choosing between the round or rectangular ceiling lamp. Look over the space, ask yourself what mood you want to achieve, the fixture you would like to use and how much light the room needs. Take note of furniture layout, ceiling height and positioning of accent pieces. Factor in also the colors and textures of surfaces. These will determine light intensity and the number of fixtures required. Glass and glossy materials reflect light while rough and dark will absorb it. Imagine the activities that will take place in the room. All these considered you can now devise a lighting scheme.

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