A fresh coat of paint is an easy way to give your room an instant face-lift. Single-color schemes make small rooms larger, and a neutral palette can expand your space more. Or, add drama with colors like deep reds, eggplant, ochre, and dark blues or greens.
The Personal Touch
Collections and objects that express your personality or your family history will make your home interesting to your guests and more enjoyable for you.
Consider letting a favorite hotel or restaurant, or an outdoor spot that you enjoy, provide the inspiration for your bedroom, dining room or bath.
One beautiful plant can be a strong design statement. Your style sense will determine whether a dramatic green plant or a bright floral bouquet is best for you.
Think about how you entertain; do your friends like watching your cook, or maybe you like to keep them under foot? Approaching your design this way will make your space highly functional when you entertain guests.
Moen.ca, http://www.moen.ca/bathroom/design-planning/remodeling-tips, (page consulted May 22nd, 2012)