The first step to take is to know where to look. There are certain areas of our home that when changed can give a new look to the general internal environment. Check out those niches that are usually left hidden and brighten them up or render them more cosy with a good looking object.
Objects of art are not necessarily expensive if you know where to unearth them. Do not head for the up-scale antique shops but look through yard sales, you will be surprised at the good bargains you can find there.
Here again you can get an even better price if, when you do find the object you are interested in you hang on before bargaining. Wait for the end of the morning sale and then approach the vendor.
If you prefer choosing new items then you can always go to the department stores during sales. Do not buy out of sales period as most objects in shops are overpriced. You can get three or four attractive object for the price of one.
Once you have chosen your art pieces, then the next step is to change the color scheme of some of your rooms. You do not need to paint the whole house, just one or two rooms.
Col our scheme is essential to the overall atmosphere of a home. A house can change dramatically with the right paint color. You will have to choose the color you want to paint the walls according to the light and exposure of the room. Remember that warm colors such as yellow, orange and ocres can be very cosy but may also reduce the size effect of the room. If you are not sure stick to white, you can always add a relief or a trompe oeuil to brighten the white and add some color.
Blues and greens will also absorb light and will give your room a fresh look. These colors also have a great calming effect, so could be ideal in rooms where you go for reading or relaxing.
If you choose the right color scheme it will do wonders for the light effects of the interior decoration and will enhance those objects you have purchased and your home furniture too.
Finally place your lamps and spotlights strategically, in order to reflect the light off walls and furniture. Prefer soft lights or spotlights that enhance the surfaces and add atmosphere and coziness to your rooms.
A new coat of the right colors and a few refined objects will do wonders and your home will look very different with little effort and money.