By . interior. Published at Monday, August 27th, 2018 - 12:19:26 PM.
Swap out your hardware Builder-grade hardware is pretty generic; it's meant to appeal to as many homeowners as possible. Luckily. upgrading your hardware is a quick and easy fix that doesn't require years of builder expertise. Get personal with your hardware: scour flea markets for interesting knobs and latches. or opt for timeless hardware that's more your style.
Add trim to your mirrorsBuilders are notorious for bare-bones bathroom design. especially when it comes to mirrors. They usually provide you with the option to upgrade fixtures and even lighting. but most builder-grade homes simply have unframed mirrors that lack personality.
Paint your moldingPlain white molding is to builder-grade homes as tile is to grout: you can't have one without the other. Some homeowners love the clean. bright look. but white molding can seem quite sterile. For a completely personalized look. consider painting your molding to add depth to your woodwork. Black molding creates a modern contrast. while a light brown makes for a more peaceful room.
A good place to start: group accent pieces in threes. Try three colored glass bottles on your entryway table. or use only three pillows on your living room sofa.Once you're done rearranging what you have on hand. take a step back. and use your sense of perception to suss out how the room feels. Make tweaks as you go: add or take away items as necessary. until you feel you've struck an ideal balance.Update windows with elegant drapery