*Your home represents who you are. From the art on the walls to the rugs on the floor, each little piece says something about you. If you’re worried that your home isn’t sending the right impression, and you need something that’s more grown up or doesn’t scream bachelor pad, use these simple tips to reinvent your living space:
Trade in Your Old Futon for a New Couch
It might have served its purpose during your dorm days and there’s no doubt that it’s a great place for your buddies to crash, but that old, dingy futon in your living room has to go.
Your new couch should show a little bit of your personality, so don’t be afraid to pick a bold color or a contemporary style. Dark gray sofas with woven fabrics look best in modern homes, and leather couches complement traditional-looking spaces. Take measurements of your space before you pick out a couch you like because you don’t want it to be too big or too small for your living space. And, it doesn’t make you any less masculine to add a few throw pillows.
Shop around and get a few ideas by visiting RoomsToGo.com.
Swap Your Posters for Framed Art
Do you still have tacked-up posters on your walls? Take them down, stat. There’s a time and a place for posters, like a garage or a dorm room, but not in your new digs. If you’re a collector of movie posters, have your favorite pieces framed, but don’t over do it. Frames give the posters a more grown up look, and they don’t leave as many holes in the walls.
The home decor retailer Z Gallerie sells dozens of framed art pieces from abstract to landscapes that can help dress up your walls.
Upgrade Your Basic Blinds for Tasteful Window Treatments
Boring blinds often come standard in most apartment homes. However, that doesn’t mean you have to solely rely on them to keep your room shaded from the sun. After all, they’re not really helping out the rest of your space. Since you’ve already updated your living space with a new sofa and swapped your posters for contemporary pieces, consider upgrading your window treatments as well.
The Shade Store offers a variety of custom made window treatments like roller shades, draperies and blinds, all of which can complement your new style.
Switch up Your Bedroom
Your bedroom can be more than just a place to sleep. It can be your sanctuary. Small updates like new bedding and pillows can make a world of difference. And, since you’re all grown up, you should have a bed frame, too. Pick out a bed frame that sits low to the ground and swap the box spring for a modern, updated look.
Paint your room a soothing color like a tranquil gray, and invest in a few table lamps and a floor lamp to tailor the lighting in the room to your mood.
The bedroom should be all about comfort. Add a few rugs or a large area rug to your space. Not only will they soften up the look of the room, but they’ll also provide a soft spot for your feet to rest.