- Create an inviting and eye-catching entrance, both inside and out.
- Include uplifting "greeters," such as a waterfall or piece of artwork.
- Add bright and beautiful lighting so the pathway is safe and visible.
- Place inspiring objects leading up to the door, like a meandering pathway and flowers.
- Add plants, especially evergreens, which will stay lush all year.
Kitchen & Dining Area
- Add seating, regardless of the size of the room.
- Add warm lighting, like incandescent or halogen, which makes you and the food seem much more appealing.
- Use rounded and oval tables.
- Use white plates, as they allow the natural beauty of the food to be the focal point of the meal.
- Incorporate soft, comfortable chairs that are of equal size.
- Give each person and chair a pleasant view.
- Add serene artwork or imagery of food.
- Keep all areas including cupboards and pantry clean, neat and organized.
- Use beautiful, yet comfortable and safe furniture.
- Arrange the furniture so the room is inviting and easily accessible.
- Never place seating against a wall ... instead move it away to create inviting conversation
- Put the TV and other electrical equipment into a cabinet to be hidden from view when not in use.
- Hang objects at the same height and create strong visual horizontal lines, especially when ceilings are extremely high.
- Marry objects and face furniture together so they're in relationship to one another.
- Place your desk in the power spot, the area directly opposite the door and never ever against the wall.
- Add sensual objects and artwork to inspire resourcefulness and productivity.
- Bring in rounded shapes and move sharp-edged furniture out of the traffic flow.
- Add healthy plants, which are beneficial to counter-balance the effects of electrical equipment.
- Create a filing and storage system that is clearly labeled and easy to use.
- Sleep in the power spot, which is located directly opposite the door.
- Add a solid headboard, ideally in a warm, friendly material such as wood or leather.
- Replace bedding at least once a year to add a fresh, positive energy to the space.
- Add romantic imagery or objects grouped in sets of two or pairs.
- Have pictures of "couples" rather than "family" in this room.
- Put a divider such as a door or curtain between bedroom and bathroom.
- Create a beautiful, uplifting and organized space.
- Add new linens, bath soaps, plants, soft lighting and other beautiful accessories.
- Add a mirror to the door to help the bathroom visually disappear.
- Put a divider between the bathroom and bedroom in master suites.
- Add earth and fire elements.
*Excerpts taken from HGTV website