Home Improvements - The Fun Stuff
First thing to plan for in home improvements is the functional stuff. The second thing you will need to speak to family members around is the fun stuff.
Most of us have colours they like and colours that they don't like. They have things that interest them and things that don't. Get your family to speak with you about these things. Each individual's bedroom, or bedroom space, should reflect their taste and interests.
A boy that likes green, soccer, and backpacking can easily have a sage green (it"reads" as more neutral than several colors of green if re-sale of your house is a concern) room with cream woodwork, cream interior dividers, and lotion ceiling. Framed soccer posters and wilderness scenes may be pleasant. Bedding using a rustic theme (rows of walnut trees?) From L.L. Bean or Plow and Hearth would do the job right in. Add a touch or two of a bright color like red or yellow.
Does he want a desk in his room? A chest of drawers? A bookcase? Would he like using a bulletin board? Even if they are small, most rooms require three or more lamps so that lighting is overall and even. The colors are often best in warm, neutral colours. (Light coming through green shades will make people look sick.) Lamp shades ought to be flat and the seams must be toward the wall so they are not visible. When the bottom edge of most lamp shades in a room will be the exact same height from the ground, the area tends to appear serene and cohesive.
Hanging pictures usually look best if the bottom edges of the frames will be the exact same height from the ground and level with one another, too. There are exceptions to this and each generalization of course. A group of images can have the bottom tier follow the"rule" while all the other images are higher. A picture above a fireplace often looks great higher compared to other images in the room.
Pictures usually look best when they have a connection to an architectural feature. Pictures based over a chest, bed, bookcase, or fireplace are all great examples. Pictures do not tend to appear good if they are scattered willy-nilly round a space, or if they are up close to the ceiling (unless they are part of a group ), or if the elevation where they are hung fluctuates tremendously with no rhyme nor reason.
A woman who loves pink, the ballet, and swimming may have woodwork the identical lotion as her brother's while her walls are a pale pink (a pink with a hint of yellow in it tends to go well with cream), along with her art work reflects her interests. If she loves to read, be sure she's a fantastic reading lamp near her bed, or close to a comfy seat, or both.
A cream colored dust ruffle with widely spaced pink stripes and a quilted plaid coverlet in pink, yellow, green, and blue on a cream background may seem nice. Add cream cloth window shades with big pink polka dots and I'll wager she will smile.
The larger point is to simply have fun with a number of your home improvements. There's absolutely not any need to look completely at practical matters.