woman in a bright roomTaking care of your Vancouver Westside real estate property means keeping up with exterior maintenance as well as making sure your interiors are fresh, airy and vibrant. We accumulate clutter so quickly and without even realizing it.  Is it time for a late-season refresh?

If you’re thinking about redecorating your home, remember that a few simple touches and an eye for detail can go a long way toward updating your look.  It’s always a challenge to create a space that reflects your personal style while remaining appealing to everyone, so here are a few ideas that you can use for a mid-summer update:

Tip #1: Painting smaller rooms

Dark shades may not be your best option for small rooms, as they tend to emphasize the lack of size and make it feel closed-in.  Instead, try choosing a softer and lighter shade to make it feel airy and larger than it actually is. By using light colors, natural light from windows is also reflected across the room, giving it a brighter and more open look.

 Tip #2: Using mirrors

Another tip you can follow to make smaller rooms look bigger is to use decorative mirrors. No matter what size the room is, the use of mirrors will make it look brighter and more welcoming.

Tip #3: Extra storage

In addition to cabinets and drawers in your home, you can also add wicker baskets as an alternative for your storage space.  They’re ideal for holding books, magazines, towels, blankets and toys. You can also add a small wicker basket to store your fruits and vegetables in your kitchen. Wicker adds a natural, warm and homey touch to any room and can give you that little nook you need to clear clutter away.

Tip #4: Go green

Opt to include plants into your living room area. This is a great way to bring some outdoors elements indoors. Not only are they an inexpensive option, including plants in your home can also balance humidity and clean your household air.  Since plants have the ability to absorb pollutants and remove harmful gases from air, you can be sure that your home will have clean, fresh feeling all the time.

If you’re redecorating, remember that when you pick out decorative pieces, look for items that can do double-duty by serving a functional purpose as well.  The best choices add both beauty and purpose.

If you’re looking for a new home, here are some great reasons to choose Team Pospischil. Browse our listings and give us a call. We’ll be sure to help you find the right home for you and your family.