Redecorating your family room is a great way to brighten up the atmosphere of your entire home. This is especially true if the family room is where you, your loved ones and your guests spend most of your time. However, redecorating the family room does not mean that everything must be replaced. Even subtle changes can bring new life to a room that has looked the same for several years. These are some things to consider if you plan on redecorating your family room.
Decide What You Will Keep
If you have certain pieces of furniture that are still in great condition, there is really no reason to get rid of them. You can use colorful throw pillows or patterned throws on sofas to help give them a new look. If you have wooden chairs or tables that you love, but want to give a more updated finish to, these can easily be painted or stained to complement the new look of your room.
Choose a Color Scheme
Decide what kind of color scheme you want to use before you start buying new paint or wallpaper so that you already have an idea of what will work for your room. If your family room has always had warm tones, brighten up the room with lighter, cooler colored paint, wallpaper or border.
If your sofa and chair is tan, beige or gray, adding pillows or throws that are pastel shades of green, blue, red or yellow will instantly give the room a cooler look and feel. If your family room has always been light in color, add deeper shades of brown, purple, burgundy and gray to the room.
Measure Your Area
If you are buying new furniture, it is a good idea to measure the area you will be placing it in. This will ensure that you have plenty of room. Measure the width and length of the area where the new furniture will sit and take notes with these measurements with you when you go pick it out. If some pieces are especially tall, such as entertainment centers or large screen televisions, you will also want to measure the height of that part of the room.
Add your own personal touch of creativity to your family room. Choose wall hangings, lamp shades, area rugs and other room accents in some of the same colors as the new pillows and throws that were added to your furniture.
If you have a particular piece that you want to be your main focal point, such as a large, vividly colored wall clock, place it in the center of the largest wall of the room. This will grab the attention of everyone who walks into your family room.
Another tip to remember is that your furniture does not have to match perfectly. The more colorful and unique your family room looks, the more likely you and your loved ones are to enjoy spending time together in it.
For more help, contact a company like Persimmon Lane.