Beyond that, it’s probable that you’ve been spending considerably more time locked in the vacancy during the snowpocalypse than you might like as well; that can lead to things feeling drab even when they’re not. Not all hope is lost! Here are some tips to beat the house funk!
Paint It Up!
A new coat of paint can change the whole room, everybody knows that. The impact of some fresh colors can’t be underestimated though; it’s also one of the most cost effective ways to make a big change too. Don’t fret if you have no painting skills, there are plenty of qualified home painters available, just ask your REALTOR® who they recommend.
Move It Around
You can make a big difference just by changing things up! Put the couch in the other corner, move the table around, re-arrange everything – you might be surprised how big of a change you can make just by re-positioning the things you already have. Think zen, read up on Feng Shui for some ideas; get creative. Worst case scenario….you might just have to go shopping!
Earth without ART is just “eh”…more like “meh”. If you don’t already have art adorning your walls it’s a great time to start. If you already have art – get some new stuff! Good art has never been more accessible; whether it be via a bigger box store like Pier One or Michaels, or even from a local artist, there are plenty of places to get some pictures that suit your taste. For the bold: you can even be so brave as to buy canvases and make your own!
Really Tie The Room Together
As Mr. Lebowski was fond of saying, a rug can really tie things together…It’s a great way to layer in new colors and textures into a room as well. You can often find large rugs for decent prices at local thrift stores, so be sure to shop around. Maybe a rug isn’t for you? Consider a tapestry instead – these are excellent for bringing those colors and textures onto the wall for even more impact.
You don’t have to suffer with drab! And while, as real estate agents, it would be easy to say:” Just move – we can help!” the reality is you don’t have to throw out the whole house just because it feels a little mundane.