Alice Scott | Real Estate Agent | Long & Foster

Redesign on a Budget: Tips from a Designer

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Remodeling spending spiked in 2020 among people who were able to work from home, and many homeowners made smaller tweaks to their homes to increase their comfort and beautify their surroundings. With spending so much more time at home, you may have also become inspired to change how you live in your home or to refresh your decor. In Alice's 5-minute interview linked below with Liz Landers of Doe Eyed Boutique, Liz gives us some great decorating ideas, many that are well suited for a low budget refresh, plus a money-saving tip for how to DIY wall sconces!

Please remember that not every trend fits every home. Here are more ideas for inspiration when updating your current home (or shopping for a new home).

Warm colors. Paint colors are trending away from cool gray and white to a warmer palette of earthier tones that encourage rest and relaxation.

Indoor & outdoor plants. Whether bringing in plants to add life to a drab home office or designing an elaborate garden, taking care of plants provides physical and mental benefits.

Curated office space. Artwork and collections, as well as interesting colors and textures, will add intrigue to spaces that are visible on camera—your Zoom room as some call it.

Shiplap, shifted. Create a more distinctive and fresh style with vertically installed shiplap. Instead of a barn door, try frosted glass doors or pocket doors to add interest.

Bold wallpaper. Now available in peel-and-stick format, wallpaper can transform previously bland rooms and define small spaces.

As always, we are here for you should you have any questions on the real estate market. If you’re interested in buying or selling, now is a great time. Contact Alice at 804-852-9294 or Erik at 804-501-8405 today!