What is the easiest project to spruce up your home?
Being a busy realtor in Newport County, Rhode Island, I have an opportunity to see the inside of many homes - many that seem a bit tired after a few weeks indoors from the cold. Luckily, there are several changes homeowners and renters can make to their indoor space to brighten things up. You will begin to feel as if Spring is right around the corner.
Perhaps one of the easiest changes to make is simply to rearrange the furniture. It can make your home or apartment look like brand-new space by changing the flow, and reducing the clutter. Since during the winter months we are indoors much more, you may want to move that favorite chair to a brighter location. Toss some cozy blankets on your couch with a few throw pillows for a change of pace. As it can be darker inside in the winter months, think carefully about the placement of your lighting, perhaps adding a lamp here or there to make the area more welcoming. It's always nice to come home to some warm lighting, so invest in a few timer switches, and feel happy to arrive home. Lighting controls can actually decrease your energy usage as well.
Nothing can change a room's feel more than a fresh coat of paint. Keep the shades neutral to be able to work more with your environment, choosing the new "in" "Home Beautiful" gray colors perhaps. You can also perk up rooms with different window treatments, using heavier ones for winter, yet still in complementary, inviting colors.
Candles also invite nesting. During the last of the winter months, enjoy that cup of hot chocolate with mini-marshmellows while snuggled underneath your cozy throw, in a favorite chair, with some background lighting and Yankee Candles. The aroma alone will help to remove any stress you may bring home from a long day. Choose winter scents to hibernate a bit or spring scents to look forward to the longer days.
And, when we get that unseasonably warm day, open a window to refresh your home. Breathe deep
And, with Spring right around the corner, contact me to discuss how to start
preparingyour home should you plan to put it on the market.