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Make your new home a reflection of you by adding style, comfort and convenience. Use paint, home décor and lighting to give your living space the special touches that make it home. Wallpaper, plumbing fixtures and window treatments are additional ways to show off your personal style.
Family Room: Your family room is a place for everyone to enjoy, so make it casual and functional. Avoid clutter by opting for attractive storage solutions like cabinets, bookcases and trunks that will organize or hide household items.
Reading Room: Let your personal taste be your guide. Whether it's a formal room with leather chairs and dark wood or a light and airy space filled with wicker and soft pillows, a reading room should be a place to find peace and quiet.
Sitting Room: Turn a small nook into a personal getaway that will provide an escape from household distractions. Make it your own by adding an overstuffed chair, artwork and plants.
Bedroom: The bedroom is your sanctuary from the outside world and the one truly personal room in your home. Choose a soothing wall color, add a chaise lounge for relaxing and toss some cozy throw pillows on the bed.
Attractive, well-lit rooms often combine four types of lighting:
- A north-facing room receives less direct sunlight than a south-facing room.
- A west-facing room receives strong, warm light in the evening, casting an orange tint.
- An east-facing room receives strong, bright light in the morning, providing a white glow.
If you're currently using only ambient lighting, you're missing an opportunity to add interest and vitality to your home. Change the look and feel of your home with task and accent lighting.
Installing new blinds, shutters and window treatments is a quick improvement that immediately adds personality to your new home. Settle in by sprucing up your windows:
- Tiers: Tab tops, full-length rod-pocket or pole-top panels
- Valences: Swags and scarves
Bathroom and kitchen faucet options are abundant. Not only can you select a faucet to suit your style but to suit your lifestyle, as well. Take a look at four types of faucets:
Painting is not the only way to spruce up your walls. Consider wallpapering or texturing your walls. Wallpaper offers a variety of options from material and print to ease of use. Wallpaper is an excellent way to cover wall imperfections.
If you're in the mood to experiment, wall texturing is for you. There's really no limit to what you can do with your imagination. Choose from textured paint, faux finishes, stucco, drywall compound, fabric and anything else that strikes your fancy.