10 Quick Decorating Ideas Home decoratin

10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Home decorating doesn’t need a lot of time and money. Try these affordable decorating ideas to freshen up a room over a weekend:

1. Rearrange the Furniture- Pull your furniture away from the walls. Try positioning it at interesting angles. For example, a sofa arranged diagonally across a narrow living room will make the room look wider.
2. Paint A Wall- Paint one wall your favorite color and make it the focal point. Hang interesting art on that wall and move a nice piece of furniture there. Make sure though that the color is one that is shared with several other objects and fabrics in the room.
3. Bring in Plants- Greenery always adds a breath of fresh air to a room. If you don’t have a green thumb, try silk plants and trees. The quality has gotten so good that it’s hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
4 Lay an Area Rug- An area rug is a wonderful way to define an area. Choose one that complements the room. Lay it at an angle beneath your coffee table.
5. Hang Pictures or a Mirror- Hang pictures and use frames that reflect your personality. When hanging a mirror, position it so that it reflects a nice view or an interesting architectural element.
6. Group Figurines- Pull out your favorite collectibles. Show off your personality. Find a display area and group related objects together, in sets of three or five. Vary the shapes.
7. Add Decorative Pillows- Decorative pillows are an easy way to add textures and patterns to a room.
8. Replace Lamps- Lamps are probably the one thing in your home that will give others a clue that your room is outdated. Seek out new and fresh lamps that make a statement.
9. Add a Throw or Afghan- Similar to decorative pillows, throws and Afghans add texture to your furniture. They come in all kinds of natural and man-made fabrics. Find a pattern and style that you like.
10. Eliminate Clutter- Clutter has a way of eliminating the desired mood and effect of any room. Find storage spaces for papers, toys, and other items that distract from the personality of a room.

About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.