Denver, CO 800 . 545 . 2416   |   Greater Montrose, CO 970 . 240 . 2884   |   Santa Fe, NM 505 . 988 . 2001

Denver, CO 800 . 545 . 2416
Greater Montrose, CO 970 . 240 . 2884
Santa Fe, NM 505 . 988 . 2001

Easy Ways to Add Character

Posted: January 20, 2017

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With little time and little money, you can add lots of charm all around the house. Here are 19 do-it-yourself projects to consider.

Update Lighting

Add comfort, convenience, and character with the right lighting. Update the chandelier over the dining room table. Add simple plug-in puck lights under kitchen cabinets and inside closets. Cozy up a dark corner with an accent light. Install mini accent lights above wall art or framed family photos.

Focus on the Foyer

Make the foyer useful by clearing out clutter that accumulates around the front door. Include a storage unit to keep mail, car keys, and other essentials in order. if space permits, include a small bistro table and chairs for a cute conversation space.

Frame the Views

Dress up your windows with colorful treatments. Hang the draperies higher than the windows to make the room seem taller.

Put Unused Space to Work

Give an awkward area a purpose and appeal. transform a basic bay or boxy window into a reading nook. Or furnish an empty corner of the living room with a game table and storage cabinet.

Be Savvy About Storage

If you have a home that lacks closet space, place pegs and shelves in convenient nooks to provide place to hang, store, and display everyday necessities.

Get a Custom Look for Less

Embellish or paint plain, purchased brackets and attach them to shelves in any room for a custom look that won’t drain your wallet.

Try Wood Underfoot

A natural wood or bamboo floor will last longer than synthetic materials and will transform the character of your interior. Plus, it won’t trap allergens. Use machine-washable area rugs to warm the space and protect heavy-traffic areas.

Add Old-Fashioned Appeal

Visit a flea market for vintage signs, furniture, and collectibles that will fill your home with friendly charm.

Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Can’t afford to purchase brand-new kitchen cabinets? Fake it by using bright paint ot take your cabinets from dull to darling.

Update Doorknobs

Reinvent your entry or interior doors with antiqued brass, crystal, porcelain, or colored-glass doorknobs.

Install Beaded Board

Add dimension and charm to bathroom walls with beaded board. Save money by tackling the project yourself in a weekend and using panels. Panels are virtually identical to authentic beaded board, and they are sold in lightweight 4×8-foot sheets for about $20 each.

Add Decorative Shutters

Make your home look good inside and out with decorative indoor shutters. Traditional wood shutters and plantation shutters add rustic appeal. Some even help insulate your cozy spaces.

Claim a Plain Wall

Transform a blank wall into a storage-and-display showcase by adding stacks of open shelves or cutting out drywall to create a recessed niche.

Enhance the Exterior

The simple and affordable addition of shutters, window boxes, and planters near the front door makes a friendlier facade and provides cheerful color. Hang the window box at a height where you can care for the plants. Fill it with your favorite blooms, or add candles for a quaint touch.

Dress Up Your Deck

make a boxy builder deck look like a custom addition with decorative metal or glass balusters and post caps on that double as planters or light fixtures. Add delightful details with colorful plants, pillows, furniture, outdoor rugs, and accessories.

For more idea’s and great tutorials, visit our source, Better Homes & Gardens

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