Home Interior Design Tip For Giving Your Home A Make Over
Article by Marc Sandford
Do you wish you could do a make over of your house but have no desire to part with your money? It is very doable to make some dramatic changes without spending a dime.
To accomplish this, we’ll make use of a basic fact of how humans perceive their environment. Just what do I mean by this?
Ever observe how completely different your house appears when you are moving out? Furniture and everything else has been boxed and is waiting to be placed into a moving van or truck. Now the house appears quite different.
After becoming familiar to our immediate environment, we get quite used to it all. Details aren’t seen anymore and they become practically invisible. You can take advantage of this fact of human perception by well thought out furniture rearrangement.
Of course this should be done a single room at a time. Once a room is chosen, you should get rid of the clutter first. It’s easiest to start with objects that already have a place where they belong.
Place them back in their respective bookcases, hampers, closets, etc. Then move on to those things that don’t have a home. Determine whether they ought to be tossed out or put somewhere else.
Once the clutter has been removed, furniture rearrangement is next. It’s advisable to draw out a plan by taking measurements of the room as well as the largest furniture. Then construct paper rectangles that depict the furniture. Arrange these inside a rectangle drawn on graph paper that represents the room.
Based on the overall size of the room, a grid line on the graph paper may be a half foot, one foot, or two feet. Use another sheet of graph paper to make the furniture cutouts. Now you can see what the layouts look like on paper before beginning the actual work.
Your visitors attention is focused by the furniture on a specific spot in the room. If a sofa faces a television set, then the television is the center of attention of the people sitting on the sofa. Once you’ve decided on a new center of focus you can then rearrange the furniture to face it.
After completion, repeat this process on the other rooms. Now it’s time to enjoy your ‘new’ house that has been transformed and revitalized.
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