Are you preparing your house for sale and want an updated look to attract potential buyers? Have you purchased a new home and want to create a unique look and feel for you and your family to enjoy? Whatever your reason, these simple decorating tips can help you transform your living space into something special.

Splash a bit of paint around
Never underestimate the power of a few coats of paint. Changing the color of a room — or just freshening up the existing colors — can have a dramatic effect on its appearance. Take your time creating a color palette that works with your overall vision for the room. If you need some help putting colors together, there are online tools to help you. Of course, professional painters can do the job, but consider making this a fun project to do with friends and family.

Use room accents
Changing the look of your living space can be as simple as adding a few accent items to your existing decor. Installing new blinds or curtains can freshen the overall look of your home — a simple project that can make a big difference. Rugs and throw pillows are also good additions to your decorating toolkit. Look for colors, patterns and textures that complement each other and also fit in with the overall theme of your home.

Slipcovers can save the day
For some, redecorating a room means buying new furniture. But before you go shopping for big items like couches or chairs, take a moment to think about other options available to you. Consider using slipcovers as an easy and relatively inexpensive way to give your couches and chairs a cosmetic upgrade. Slipcovers are available in a variety of colors, patterns and textures, so you’re sure to find something that works with your vision for your room.

Add architectural details
Installing chair rails or crown moulding can give your house a classic look. Both are available in a wide variety of designs. Rail and moulding installations can be standalone projects that add a new element to your room or used as part of a larger overall room design project.

Change your lighting
Lighting fixtures, lamps and wall sconces are functional and decorative design elements

that can totally change the look of a room. Always take your time and pay special attention when changing the lighting in a room. Visualize not only how the new fixtures, lamps or sconces will look in the room, but also how (and if) they will properly illuminate the space. A well-decorated room loses its appeal if it becomes too dark to enjoy.

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