It’s a story that happens time and time again: people put off home improvements until they want to move, make a bunch of changes to their home, and then love the way the home looks. Why wait until you move to make some upgrades? If you’re living in the home now, you should enjoy it and be proud of how it looks—it should be a reflection of who you are. But where do you start? At Bretz Interiors serving the greater Denver area, we’ve got a few tips. Read on to learn more or speak with one of our representatives today.
Does your home appear chopped up and busy? That might be your flooring’s fault, if you have many different types and colors of flooring throughout. Flooring is expensive, so you might not be able to replace it all at once. If that’s the case, try to keep the color similar at least throughout the downstairs area. Decide whether you want hardwood, laminate, tile, or carpeting. Then decide on color and texture. Hardwood is usually the best way to go because it doesn’t show wear and tear like carpeting, and most people can get large area rugs to warm it up.
Paint is usually the least expensive way to change your home’s design and look. Try to keep the hallway a neutral color, and ensure that all the rooms you can see from the front door coordinate. Rooms you don’t see from the front can be a bit more creative in terms of color. When you choose your paint, spend a little more. Every paint manufacturer has a good, better, and best line. Going with the better paint might cost a little more, but it will save you in labor—you’ll usually have to put on fewer coats.
Ideally, your furniture is in scale with the size of the room. For example, put larger pieces (like sectionals) in a large room and a smaller piece (like a loveseat) in a smaller room. Also, try to keep the print on any fabric in scale as well—for example, a large floral print on a small loveseat isn’t a great choice. If you have wood furnishings, don’t feel like all the wood has to match. You can blend it for greater interest in the room.
Window treatments add beauty, provide privacy, control light, and offer UV protection for your home furnishings. Narrow down the product selections by asking yourself if you want them to carry a vertical or horizontal line. Vertical lines add height in a room while horizontal lines (such as blinds) can be pulled up so they disappear. Each type of window treatment will handle light differently. Roman Shades are a great option to diffuse light while options like Hunter Douglas Silhouette® window shading and Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades will both deflect and diffuse light.
Upgrading Your Home in Denver CO
Bretz Interiors is a family owned business located in Lakewood and serving the greater Denver area. In operation since 1959, we focus on delivering high quality products and exceptional service to every client.
Our showroom has a wide variety of displays and our sales team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have! We serve residents and businesses in the Denver area including Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Golden, Westminster, Littleton, Morrison, and neighborhood of Applewood, CO.
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