Whether you’re in the middle of a renovation, or simply daydreaming about new countertops at this point in your life, today we wanted to show you a few of those design details that shouldn’t be overlooked. And honestly, if you do nothing else, you’d be surprised at how making the following small changes can instantly transform your space.
CURTAINS HUNG PROPERLY
Curtains should be hung as high, and as wide, as your room allows. It is the quickest
way to make your space, and windows, feel bigger and brighter, and are an absolute
game changer the moment they’re hung. If space allows, you want to have at least 8″
of rod and curtain past your window casing, and they should be mounted as high as
your ceilings (and crown molding) allows. You can have them puddle on the floor for a
more relaxed feel, or opt for ones that just barely graze the floor for a more tailored
We love light fixtures (and even blogged about them before) but we’re talking more
about your light bulbs. Lighting is one of those things that should never be overlooked,
and nothing ruins a space more than overly yellow, or overly blue bulbs. Try using GE
reveal bulbs, it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes. It is the closest thing to
natural light on the market right now, and bathes each room in a soft, warm, glow.
The moment an area rug goes down is the very instant that a house feels like a home.
Not only does it help ground and define each space (crucial in the mostly-open-concept
homes we have today), but also that layer adds an element of coziness and comfort. (Read our previous blog about area rugs!)
REALLY GOOD DOOR HARDWARE
From your knobs to your hinges, this is one area that should truly never be overlooked.
It makes more of an impact than you would even realize, and it is a happy sight each
First things to tackle are old outlets and light switches. Switching out those old,
cracked, yellowed covers for those that are light, bright, and clean, truly make all the
difference in the world.
Credits: Pinterest & Jacquelyn Clark