Thank you-Coldwell Banker, Del mar!
I had the pleasure of presenting to the Del Mar branch of Coldwell Banker yesterday. We spoke about adding value to one's home through design, be it with lipstick, a face lift, or even a complete overhaul. Today, there are just so many wonderful products and services at our finger tips!
Here are just a few quick and easy "lipstick" tips:
1. Think about paint color. Neutrals are nice and inviting, but don't chose one that has too much yellow or green in it. A great 'go to' cream is Bone White by Benjamin Moore.
2. Maximize your space with a spacial plan (failing to plan is planning to fail!). Don't feel confined by the "norm" of placing all of your furniture up against a wall. Often, this can make the room feel cold. Try placing your furniture 2-3 feet off of the wall, or, if you have the space, try and create multiple seating areas in one room.
3. When picking out a rug, think about size; the eye will naturally define the area by the rug's perimeter. If you are trying to make your room feel larger, consider a rug that sits off of the wall only 6"-12". But if you have a large room that you would like to make more cozy, think about getting two smaller rugs. This will divide your large, colder feeling room into two warm segments (this is a great start to creating multiple seating areas in the same room).