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Decorating Tips to Help Give Your Home a Fresh New Look

home design by Kristy Falcone

home design by Kristy Falcone

I know. School season has arrived, summer vacations seem like a distant memory, and you’re finding yourself looking around your home thinking, “It’s time to do something, but I just don’t know what!”

No matter how long you’ve lived in your home, I think it’s always fun to shake things up a little bit and give at least one room in your home a “facelift”. So here are a few ideas that might just help you get started on your own fresh new look.

Often times, it’s not something new you crave, although new furniture can definitely give any home an instant facelift. Perhaps, simply rearranging what you already own within a specific room – or transferring pieces from one room to another will make a huge difference. Rather than the traditional line of furniture up against the walls, try floating the pieces on an area rug away from the walls. It will actually make the room appear bigger. You could also try angling your large furniture pieces. I guarantee that you’ll love the difference an angle can make. Keep in mind when placing furniture in a large living room consider multiple conversational areas, rather than trying to treat the room as one.

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Nothing gives a room a brighter sparkle easier and faster then new lighting, especially if your room seems drab and dull. Consider adding a new lamp – or two. This could be a great opportunity to bring in an accent color, just enough to give that room a pop. Even replacing an old lampshade with something new and fresh can make a huge difference in brightening your room.

Start Your Own Decorating Notebook
If a whole new room is in your future, then now is the time to plan. I suggest that you save pictures of your favorite rooms, favorite things, and favorite colors and make some notes as you study these photos. Ask yourself: “Why do I like this room?” “What would I change?” By including the answers to these questions in your decorating notebook, you’ll not only save yourself a lot of valuable time, but your design professional will be thrilled at the thought you put in to your project.

There’s never a better time than now to think about a fresh new look for your home. I believe that everyone deserves to be able to say, “No matter what kind of day I’ve had, when I come home I feel happy, peaceful, and uplifted!”.


Kristy Falcone is the owner and principal designer of Decorating Den Interiors. She can be reached at