Lighting is an important element of any space. Getting it right will make your home feel more comfortable.
If you make over your living room and change the layout, for example by moving your sofa or chairs you need to review the position of your lighting. If you do not do so, you can easily find that when you sit down to read a book in the evening, or knit, that it is too dark to do so comfortably.
You also need to consider replacing the lighting fixtures for aesthetic reasons. Updating your fixture will ensure that you do not ruin the overall look the room by leaving old-fashioned lights in place.
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Your doors are also an important element of a room. If you are changing the style of a space, you need to consider updating your doors too. There really is nothing worse than sitting on your sofa, in your new living room, and seeing a shoddy door out of the corner of your eye.
In the past, replacing your doors would have been expensive. Fortunately, new manufacturing techniques and materials mean that prices have fallen drastically.
Updating your soft furnishings when you redecorate is also a good idea. Even if the colours are right, and blend in with your new decor, it is still wise to update your throws, rugs and cushions. If you do not do so, there is a risk that your room will end up with looking dated because the patterns and styling are not current enough.
This does not mean that you have to throw away your favourite snug, or blanket. You can easily fold it up and put it in a drawer, or under a seat cushion, and get it out when you want to use it.
Complete the look
In many cases, people do not bother to stage rooms in their home. This is a real shame because adding a few finishing touches makes all the difference to the overall look of a room.
Adding a few props helps to achieve the look you really want. It will also help visitors and the rest of the family to understand what you are trying to achieve.
Add some personal touches
Taking the time to add some personal touches will make a huge difference to how comfortable your home feels. Achieving a designer look is great, but you will soon tire of living in a home that is too cold and impersonal.