It’s no secret that this is the time of year that everyone starts making upgrades to their home. Are you looking for a change in your home décor, but aren’t quite sure what to do? A fresh coat of paint or some window film may be just what you need! Check out some ideas below to see how different colors can bring out different moods in your home and give you the upgrade you’ve been looking for.

Decorating with red
Real Simple explains, “Color experts describe red as a stimulating shade. It grabs focus (think stop signs and fire engines) and, on walls, becomes the defining element of a space. High-octane orange-tinted tones make you feel energized and alive, while subtler, old-fashioned purplish shades―burgundy, maroon, brick―can evoke the cozy, insular vibe of, say, an 18th-century library. Either way, ‘red is a statement color,’ says New York City interior designer Janine Carendi MacMurray.” Want to make a statement in your home? You are just one shade away!

Decorate with film
Do you have large bay windows, specialty shapes and sizes or you just aren’t interested in hanging window treatments? A great solution is window film! Window film can be trimmed to fit any shape or size and brings a decorative solution to light control with a touch of personality.  To the right and left we’ve got some of our most popular selections: Rice paper and Etched leaf.

Another great use for window film that is often overlooked is for your cabinets in the kitchen. If you have glass cupboards or maybe an old hutch that features glass doors showing off cluttered shelves, you can easily install some window film to give your home a modern look and hide the clutter. These same concepts can be used to provide privacy to a bathroom door (right photo) or add elegance to French doors (left photo).

Decorating with green
Speaking of kitchens, we’ve got a great color idea we just have to share! Have you ever wondered why actors retreat to a “green room?” The answer is that green is a very calming and soothing color for the eyes and when actors spend time on stage under bright lights they need a retreat to something calming, hence the green room was born! You can achieve this same retreat in your home. One of our favorite places to use this shade of green is in the kitchen. What do you think? Are you painting your home this summer? Let us know in the comments.