A Decorator’s Guide That Will Refresh Your Home Completely

Many times, when I post something new that I’ve done around our house, people respond to me in excitement and then disappointment. Excitement because they like what I did, and disappointment because they want to replicate it, or do something else in their home, and they just don’t know how to get the results they’re dreaming of.

Trust me, I know the feeling! I’m NOT an interior designer! I have no training at all along those lines! If there are 3 hard and firm rules of decorating, I sure don’t know them! But I stick close to the folks who DO, and I try to learn as much as I can from them, and apply it in my own way. So when Katleen Brown contacted me regarding a post full of ways to refresh the home, I knew it needed to be shared with all of you!

A serene home is what most people long for. After a tiring day at work, you want to go home and have a moment of relaxation without disturbance from the outside world. Wendy Wonder once said, “The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave and feels even better to come back.” This is, by all means, true. However, this will only happen if you are going back to a clean, tranquil environment; otherwise, you won’t be eager to go home. Something else that often happens is that we get so used to a certain environment that it no longer offers the satisfaction it once used to. That is why you need to refresh your home once in a while. Below, we look at ideas you can incorporate in your home, that will make it feel new and refreshed once again. They include:

  • Rethink the Colors

Most times, the colors in our homes are influenced by our tastes and preferences. However, it is not always that we choose the right colors. Psychologists say that certain shades trigger emotional responses in people. That is to say that some colors will make your home feel peaceful while others will make it a bit chaotic. The different shades of color gray, for example, have been seen to make the house look more spacious. On the other hand, soft blues and greens colors have been shown to be more relaxing. Don’t forget to refresh and choose light colors for the curtains.

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  • Rearrange the Furniture

In life, it’s the little things that make the whole world of difference. Before you go ahead and buy unnecessary things in a bid to make your home livelier, you may need to reconsider the arrangement of your furnishings. According to Joseph Ferrari, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at DePaul University, the kitchen is a great place to start. Eco-friendly home decor ideas for this include a refresh by repainting the cabinets and using attractive knobs, rather than having new ones altogether.

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The Winter MB Guide – I’m Featured!

Well, folks, normally I don’t post twice in the same day, but I wanted to share something with all of you!

Once again, the lovely online magazine courtesy of Monkey Bar Storage filled with tons of ideas for your home this Winter is here! I’m so please that they asked me to be included!

Do check it out and let me know what you think! Always a pleasure to work with the folks at Monkey Bar Storage – they have some fantastic ideas! 

Hope you enjoyed the guide! Is YOUR home all ready for Winter?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

The Fall Curb Appeal Guide – I’m Featured!

As I mentioned on my Five For Fall post last week (CLICK HERE TO READ IT IF YOU MISSED IT!) a lovely online magazine courtesy of Monkey Bar Storage filled with tons of ideas for your home this Fall was on it’s way! And now, it’s here! I’m so please that I was able to be a part of the Fall Curb Appeal Guide by showcasing our front porch all decorated for Fall! 

Do check it out and let me know what you think! Always a pleasure to work with the folks at Monkey Bar Storage – they have some fantastic ideas!

 

Here’s a few more pics of the Fall decor on our porch. Enjoy!
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Securing the Perfect Statement Chair…with One Kings Lane!

**PLEASE NOTE: While One Kings Lane DID provide me with the request to review their online resources, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

Do you  have a favorite chair at your house? (My hubby has been on me about getting him a recliner so he can have a chair that’s only his! Oh dear…) But more the kind of chair I’m speaking about is what is called a statement chair. Something like this one.

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I don’t have one of these, but I have several spots around the house in which I’d like to place a cool statement chair like this one!

So when One Kings Lane contacted me regarding helping them introduce their new Home Decor Resource Guide via a statement chair, I was intrigued! But I wasn’t sure I had a chair to use for the process.

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