Making Your House a Home

Interior Design Kansas City

Maybe you just moved in five days ago, or maybe it has been five years, but making a house into your home can seem an overwhelming task. Here are some tips to help you create some style and warmth in your living space.

Where to begin? The best advice is to start with one room, and make it the environmentyou want to live in. Starting with the room in which you spend the most time ensures that you will be able to enjoy the time and energy you put into it. Not ready for that? Starting with an area of the house like the entrance way or the office allows you to enjoy the new look, while inspiring you on a regular basis to continue the makeover process.

Get started. It sounds cliche to say it, but sometimes you just have to jump into a project. Take a trip to a store or two, make a few simple phone calls to set up appointments with a professional, or save ideas on an inspirational site like Houzz or Pinterest. Just get started.

Interior Design Living RoomAdd color.  By painting the walls of a room, you can change the whole atmosphere. Visit the paint section at our shawnee store to see which palette speaks to you. Look up some ideas that are trending right now, like the Harmony Collection or Surreal Real Color Trends. Not ready for that commitment? Look for items such as area rugs or throw pillows to accent the room. This is a good way to try out new colors or trends (think chevron) without changing the entire look.

Dress those windows. Nothing brings style and comfort (simultaneously) to your home quite like window treatments. With the correct shading, the natural light can create an atmosphere of soft light and comfort, but also give you the privacy you need. The style that comes with Hunter Douglas shades will alter the look and design of a room. The best option is to seek out a free consultation with us. Here in Kansas City, contact us at One Stop Decorating. Let us help your house become a home.