Room Makeover & Where To Start



Lori Peniston

Have you wanted to makeover a room in your home or office?  What is stopping you from making a change that will make you feel so content, delighted and peaceful? Most people don’t realize how much time they spend in their bedroom. I have always said your bedroom needs to be the safe haven of your home.  

The first thing that needs to be done when deciding to makeover a room is make sure you know what your style is. I always invite my clients to look at design magazines or show me a piece of furniture they really love and creating an aesthetic from there. I have listed a few styles if you need a place to start or google to see what catches your eye. 

Mid-century Modern: The design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

Minimalism: Minimalism is an art movement that began in post–World War II Western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Minimalism has become very popular again in interiors over the past 8 years. Less is more! Functionality rules this layout. 

Shabby Chic: A style of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to an antique style.

Traditional: Typically defined as being cozy and comfortable at the same time. Detailed woodwork, over-sized pillows and often a neutral color palate with whatever colors are trending in the current year. 

Eclecticism: A nineteenth and twentieth-century architectural style in which different pieces of work incorporate a mixture of design elements from previous historical styles to create something that is new and original! 

I am guessing for some people they will say that cost is a factor in making over a room. A few details, some paint; space planning and reusing old furniture will make an extraordinary change to any room. When money isn’t a factor, take the plunge, call me and let’s have some fun creating your dream room.  I have had virtual meetings with clients and sent photos back and forth. I can always fly in for an install and voila you have a room makeover!