Monday, November 28, 2011

Moving Makeover

Perk things up with a room re-do

Just Moved volunteer and long-time friend of Just Moved, Karin Kreisel, recently gave Susan Miller's office a much-needed facelift. Karin is a gifted designer and has brought her decorative flare to many Just Moved events over the years. Redecorating Susan's office was one more way that she has been a blessing to Susan and to this ministry.

We asked Karin to share a few of her best decorating tips. Here they are for you to use to add a fresh look to any room in your home or office (along with photos of the beautiful results in Susan's office).

1. Be daring... paint a room with 2 colors, one wall darker as an accent wall. If you don't like

it, you can always repaint it later. Paint is the cheapest way to redecorate for a new, fresh, updated look!

2. Repurpose... take everything out of the room and put things back in a different place, or for a different purpose. (A basket of magazines can hold a plant instead.) Don't feel like you have to use everything. Go for an uncluttered look. Simple is better.

3. Buy large artwork or pictures. Don't make the mistake of buying artwork that is too small for a large wall. Think big!

4. Hang pictures at eye level. People usually hang pictures too high.

5. Go for a solid sofa color and accent with print pillows. You can change out colors easily with different pillows.

6. Try uplighting to cast a lighting effect on plants or pictures. Use a spotlight or lamp that shines up from the floor to feature an object.

7. Make bookshelves interesting. Stack books horizontally and vertically. Place a picture or an object on a shelf beside books or on top of books stacked horizontally.

8. Add a throw rug to tie it all together. A rug brings warmth and intimacy to a large or small room.

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