Dress up your windows
Motorization of window treatments is becoming more popular along with smart homes. I sell Hunter Douglas blinds, shades and shutters, and they have options of hardwire and battery-operated window treatments. They come with a remote and we can add in a hub and connect them to your phone and computer. The trends have been simpler in the past few years with just blinds, shades and shutters, but I also sell custom drapery panels, cornices and roman shades. These can add color and pattern, and really warm up the look of a room.
—Mary LaBarge, LaBarge Interiors, Holland
Add a fresh coat of paint
Nothing can have more impact on the look and feel of your home — inside and out — for less money than a new coat of paint. When it comes to the exterior, the front door of your home is the place to start. Also consider painting your shutters, window boxes, mailbox and even your garage door. Moving inside, paint the backs of bookcases or built-ins. Or, try painting the drawer fronts or side panels of a dresser or desk.
Another trend right now is a single accent wall of wallpaper in a bedroom or powder room. Wallpaper will add color, texture and pattern to a space in a way that paint alone can’t.
—Dan Hansen, marketing manager at RepcoLite Paints, Holland
Part 1 of this article is available here. Part 3 will be available June 18, 2019.