It’s that time of year again…the much-anticipated back-to-school season! It’s a time for new schedules, new routines, sending the kids back to school and getting ready for Fall. Life is likely to get busier and more hectic in the next few months, and you may think that it would be too much work to add some redecorating plans to your list. But fear not! We have some simple, yet stylish, ideas for you to try out. The best part? They can be completed in just one day.
Here are seven simple redecorating projects for you to consider.
1. Invest in some new window shades
Window shades and blinds are an easily overlooked decoration feature. If you have the right ones, they’ll blend in with the rest of your home design, and you won’t even notice them. But if you have the wrong ones, they’ll clash with everything else and throw off the feel of the room. After all, this is a design feature that regulates one of your home’s main sources of light, by which every style and color is seen.
Maybe your blinds are outdated or old. Maybe you’re tired of how they look with the rest of your home’s aesthetic. Whatever the reason, we have a wide selection of window coverings to give your space a newer, more homey feel.
2. Put slipcovers over your furniture
Fabrics are a great way to add texture and color to a space without a huge decor or paint overhaul. If your furniture doesn’t match or the style is outdated, you can easily change that by choosing a new color, pattern or fabric type that better suits your taste. Once you have done that, you can make slipcovers for your furniture pieces so that they match.
Best of all, fabric slipcovers are easily switched out and cleaned, so you can do this as often or as little as you want and not worry about a particular look growing old before your eyes. We love different styles of fabric at James T. Davis, and we’d be happy to help you choose new fabric for furniture slipcovers. We can even recommend local seamstresses who can make them for you if you don’t want to make them yourself.
3. Repaint a single wall
At James T. Davis, our specialty is paint, in every color and style you could ask for! But you don’t have to repaint an entire room to get a new look for your home. You can simply choose one particular wall to refresh. Maybe you want to reemphasize a certain part of your house, like the fireplace wall or the wall your couch sits against. Maybe there’s a lone, undecorated wallspace that you pass by without a second thought that could use a splash of customization. Whatever the case may be, painting one carefully-chosen wall doesn’t have to take a lot of time, and it won’t make a big mess, either. We can help you choose just the right color and style for your needs. And we can provide you with all the painter’s tape, brushes, cover cloths and other painting necessities you need to make this simple and fun project a success!
Maybe the refreshed look you’re seeking can simply be found through some new, artful pieces of home decor. A new lamp or lampshade, vases or planters for your favorite greenery, drinkware or even some artwork could be just the right adjustment that you’re searching for. So whether you’re looking for a new and exciting pop of color or an inspirational work of art to remind you of life’s possibilities, we have something for you!
5. New rugs or wall-hangings
Are you tired of looking at the same old patterns on your walls or floors? As with new furniture slipcovers, those are easily refreshed. A new rug can lend an exciting new flair of style to your family room or bedroom. A new wall-hanging can provide an enticing, eye-catching element of aesthetic to give your home that cozy feeling that you may be missing. At James T. Davis, we can help you choose the style, color and/or pattern of fabric to give you the new look you’ve been dreaming of!
6. Invest in some new throws
Sometimes all you need to refresh the aesthetic of a particular space is some new color or a simple new design. At James T. Davis, we sell throw blankets and pillows to give your furniture and living spaces an artsy new look. Whether it be putting a set of decorative pillows on your living room chairs and couch or tossing a new throw over your bed, a simple new pop of color or fun new pattern could be just what the eye doctor ordered!
7. Repaint a door or door frame
Doors and door frames play a unique role in the home as a transition from one space to another. Decorated right, they can prepare your mind for a change in theme or style from one room to the next. You won’t necessarily notice it every time, but your mind will still catch it. If one room has a different feeling or function from another, a good option for redecorating could be to give the passage between them a new transitional look. We have all of the supplies to make that happen, along with advice on how to go about completing this simple but functional project!
Painting and accessorizing doesn’t have to be difficult to be successful. After all, the big picture is always made of little details, and small changes can make all the difference. So while you’re school supply shopping this month or planning new tasks and schedules, swing by James T. Davis with your ideas. In one of our free design consultations, we can help you decide which quick and easy one-day project to tackle next and provide you with all of the supplies you need to get it done.