Now that you’ve updated the windows and doors in your New Jersey home – or even if you’re still comparing your replacement window options – we thought you might enjoy a few decorating tips that won’t break the budget or take weeks to accomplish.
Whether you’re celebrating spring’s arrival or planning a neighborhood soirée, subtle decorative changes give your living spaces a fresh new look.
Give Your Fireplace a New Purpose
Now that your fireplace isn’t working non-stop to heat your home, turn your decorating focus toward the firebox and mantel with three simple steps.
Number One: Give your mantel a dramatic backdrop with bright floral wallpaper. Frame the firebox and mantel with your wall covering choice or redo the entire wall, depending on your architectural details.
Number Two: To develop the spring theme, furnish your mantel with miniature gardening tools, metal watering cans or framed prints.
Number Three: Tie your room together with complementary door stops, fresh slipcovers for your throw pillows and coordinating finials or drapery accessories.
For a more organic tone, skip the wallpaper and decorate with natural elements. Mount a dried wisteria wreath with delicate pastel ribbon embellishments above the mantelpiece. Place an oversized piece of driftwood inside the firebox – after a thorough cleaning to remove winter soot and ash, of course. Add several glass bottles of varying heights and shapes, seashells or other mementos gathered from your most recent outdoor adventure to tie the theme together.
Whether you choose to mimic the natural surroundings outside your beautiful bay windows or you want to create a serene atmosphere that reminds you of the wonderful New Jersey shore, be consistent with your decorating style.
Replace small picture frames with similarly themed styles. Update indoor plant containers with spring colors. Create a smaller version of your mantelpiece decorations as a centerpiece for coffee tables or your dining table if you are redecorating a great room in your home.
Make a Bold Statement in the Powder Room
If vibrant yellows and bold pinks in your flowerbed have you wishing you could be more bold with your decorating style, the powder room is an excellent place to express your creativity. Paint or paper your walls with splashes of ocean blue, apple green or canary yellow. Limit your wall accessories to one or two over-sized pieces. Let the wall color set the tone and mood by bringing in white towels, a plain white shower curtain and white counter top accessories.
Serenity in the Bedroom
If you have a hinged French-style patio door in your bedroom, you have the perfect environment to create a relaxing space for your New Jersey home. The right shades of blue and green melded together deliver a Caribbean-inspired backdrop.
Paint the walls a light shade of blue like Benjamin Moore’s morning glory or Mediterranean breeze. Bring in white linens and a bright white duvet cover to contrast a spring-green throw draped across the foot of your bed. Add a few white throw pillow with contrasting stitching or applique design elements and your have set the overall mood for your room.
Add visual interest with a royal dark blue lamp shade, a few well-placed pieces of artwork and updated hardware for your doors that match the look and feel of your space.
Quick Tips for Every Room
- Want to create an open, airy space? Bring in plenty of soft blue hues and organic fabrics. Think cotton, linen, and woven textiles like bamboo and hemp.
- Paint the ceiling a pale blue to create an illusion of more overhead space.
- The simplest color scheme is white. Use texture and shape to add interest.
- Want to draw attention to your window seat in front of a large bow window? Combine neutral cushion covers with bold, dramatic throw pillows. Keep curtains simple.
- Replace boring overhead light fixtures and ceiling fans with eye-catching chandeliers or antique fixtures to create a unique focal point for your room.
You’re Invited to Call Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey
We hope these subtle decorating tips – and a few more elaborate suggestions – will inspire you to celebrate warm weather and the arrival of spring after a long winter season.
Our Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey replacement window and door specialists invite you to give us a call if you have questions about our products or services. You can reach us at 1-888-826-2451 or by filling out the form on this page.