Add Some Green!
Change things up. It seems cliché, but simply rearranging the furnishings can revive a room. Try a new plan for the furniture, and give it a couple of days to sit with you — even if it seems “off.” You might come to really enjoy the new look and discover it adds newfound flow, or functionality to the room. When rearranging, keep these two feng shui tips in mind: make sure your entryways are clear and have about 3 feet of walking space around the room. This is what you need to be comfortable, without knocking into furniture and bumping into walls.
Reduce clutter. Cut down on the number of decorations filling a room. Remove extraneous ornaments and conversation pieces so that you can open up space and showcase the remaining items. Consider switching out items on a seasonal basis to keep the room looking new.
Concentrate on a few focal points. When you cut down on decorations, make sure to keep two or three larger, more eye-catching elements, such as a statuette, vase, or wall art. These will create focal points for the room that engage visitors and fool the eye into believing that you significantly changed the room.
Re-color. A new coat of paint can completely change a room. Take pictures of the room and its furnishings and head to the home store to compare your snapshots to paint swatches. You might be surprised at the color combinations you uncover. Check out Pantone’s official colors for 2017 Once you’ve found some you like, get some samples, paint some swatches on the walls, and see how they look at different times of day and in different light. Once you’re satisfied you’ve found your new hue, start painting!