It's Time for a Home Refresh!

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to freshen up your home and look to the future. Here are a few tips from the Pros at Design Galleria by Valentine to help you out.

    
• Paint & Wallcoverings — The 2016 color of the year is white, ushering in a feeling of new beginnings. But not all whites are created equal — they can range from bone to eggshell and paper white to ivory, and every shade has an underlying color of blues, pinks, or yellows. Consult with an Interior Designer at Design Galleria by Valentine to help with the right tone, shade, or finish for your home.
    
• Flooring — Changing your flooring can change the entire look and style of your home. New styles in tiles are oversized and rectangular — a minimum size of 12 x 24 or larger is the new norm. Tiles that look like wood can transform a cold, stark bathroom or kitchen into a warm inviting space. And area rugs – either heirloom or decorative – are a simple way to dramatically transform any room in your home. Design Galleria by Valentine has hundreds of samples and can help steer you in the right direction.
    
• Accessories — A great way to make a big impact to your home is to rotate out accessories with the seasons. This gives you the opportunity to showcase all of your collectibles, accessories and lighting a little at a time and you never get tired of anything, keeping things fresh with very little effort.
    
• Textiles — Changing out pillows and throws in a room can dramatically change the mood of a home. Change out chunky, cozy fall and winter throws for a lighter, smoother throw for the spring and summer. And changing pillows is an easy and quick way to change the entire color scheme of a room with very little financial investment.
    
• Window Coverings — Window coverings not only provide privacy and light control for your home, they can create drama vertically up a wall for big visual impact. A great way to change out your window coverings is with reversible drapery panels, an idea our owner Valerie Valentine came up with as an option to give your home an entirely new look as the seasons change.
    
• Furniture — New furniture, such as a new sofa, dining or bedroom set, will make the biggest impact for changing up your home. This could not only change the entire look of a room, but also the way your home functions and makes you feel. However, just changing out an end table or adding in a new ottoman can also make an impact without breaking the bank.

If you have any questions on how we can help freshen up your home for the New Year, visit Design Galleria by Valentine’s showroom or call them at 916.922.2200.