Quick Room Makeover Ideas

Room Makeover TipsThinking about a room makeover for 2015? While creativity is the key to any beautiful room, starting with some tried and true design strategies can provide some inspiration. At Windo VanGo, with a new showroom in Marriottsville and serving the greater Baltimore City area, our window treatment and wallpaper consultants can help you with your room makeover. Take a look at these ideas to get started:

Walls and windows go together. Your walls likely make up the biggest part of your room, so it’s natural to focus there first. There are thousands of paint colors with various tints, tones, and shades. Wallpaper is making a comeback, too, with a wide variety of interesting textures and patterns. The natural light in your room can have a big impact on how your finished walls look. Before you start painting or wallpapering, choose your window treatments so you know how diffused light will enter the room at different parts of the day.

What’s your theme? Themes for a room can help you focus your makeover strategy, but don’t go overboard. Some popular themes, such as beachy or rustic, are so overdone that they lack individuality. Take a theme and make it your own for a truly unique room makeover.

Arrange it right. Furniture arrangement makes a huge difference to the feel and flow of your room. Resist overcrowding a room, and leave room for your furniture to breath. You don’t need to fill up a space with lots of furniture, which is good news if you’re on a tight budget. Focus on quality over quantity.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. If you’re not sure of a design idea, take pictures of show homes or showrooms. Use tools like our Art of Window Dressing app to virtually make over a room before you do the work.

Find your focus. The focal point of your room can help you select auxiliary design elements. Your focal point might be dramatic custom drapes in a dining room, a mantel and art piece in the living room, or a custom upholstered headboard in the bedroom. Whatever you want to draw the most attention is a great place to anchor your entire room makeover design. If you’re making over more than one room, consider arranging your focal points in lines of sight from one room to the next.

Layers of light. Central lighting fixtures, plus the light let in by your window treatments, should work together to create dramatic results in your rooms. Professionals build layers of lighting to create interest, intrigue and variety. In a room where everything is lit evenly, nothing stands out.

Room Makeovers in Baltimore City MD

Windo VanGo is the premier Hunter Douglas Gallery in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville and serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel. Contact us today for a design consultation!