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How to pull off a neutral room

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How to pull off a neutral room

A neutral decorating scheme can create a beautiful, serene space. Neutrals are also flexible, making it easy to swap out pieces as you feel inspired. Consider these design tips to make the most of neutrals in any room.

Add warm hues. Wood accents are a great way to add warmth and keep a neutral room from feeling cold or sterile. Try displaying wood cutting boards or adding a natural wood shelf in the kitchen. Crate&Barrel designers suggest using a walnut mid-century bench as a coffee table to bring a unique element to your living space.

Choose contrasting textures. Layering tactile and visual textures is key to making a neutral room interesting, says Houzz.com. Plush rugs, exposed brick, concrete walls, faux-fur throw pillows, and textured artwork can add interest and depth to any room.

Lead the eye. Hang an abstract painting in soft neutrals to draw the eye upward, says Crate&Barrel. You could also consider adding a pop of color through a tall plant or an accent pillow with a bold pattern.

Use metal accents. Metals pop against a neutral backdrop. Choose metal light fixtures and drawer pulls, or display metallic kitchen utensils. ElleDecor.com predicts that copper and rose gold are fading out for 2019, so consider more natural-looking metals such as polished nickel and antique brass.

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This new phenomenon gives everyone goosebumps!

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The Escape Room Phenomenon

Getting locked in a room with a group of people may not sound like your cup of tea, but for more and more people, it’s the definition of a good time. Part game, part team-building, “escape rooms” have been popping up across the country since 2012.

In the game, a group is voluntarily locked in a room and looks for clues and solves puzzles to find a way out. Some rooms simply rely on locks and puzzles, some are themed with detailed missions, while others feature secret passages, trap doors and even live actors who interact with teams. Some venues are just one room, and others have multiple rooms of varying degrees of difficulty.

The phenomenon of escape rooms first started in Japan in 2007. Today there are at least 2,800 rooms worldwide, with more than 300 in the U.S. Enthusiasts say it’s a great way for people to interact and work together. Many venues report that up to 50 percent of their business is corporate clients using the game as a team-building exercise.

There are also plans to use escape rooms as an educational tool. A room is being designed at Fort Stanwix National Monument, located in Rome, NY, to teach the history of the fort and how the army concealed messages during the American Revolution. So if you’re looking for a new thrill, give it a try!

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Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

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Lets keep it fresh!!

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7 Fixes for Freshening Up Your Home

Sometimes all it takes is a little know-how and elbow grease to brighten up an old space. Try these fixes to bring a new look and breathe new life into your home.

Wash the windows. Inside and out. Spotless glass can transform a space. Don’t forget your screens!

Shine up the trim. Dusting, washing and touching up the paint on old trim is an automatic way to make a room look cleaner, brighter and well put together.

Refresh the grout. LiveLoveDIY blogger “Virginia” suggests Polyblend Grout Renew and scrubbing between tiles with a toothbrush.

Fill in the floors. Use wax stick stain markers to hide surface- level scratches in hardwood.

Switch out the hardware. New cabinet and drawer pulls, or even sink and shower faucets can go a long way to making a bathroom or kitchen feel new.

Clean stainless steel appliances. Use a microfiber cloth with a little vinegar to wipe away fingerprints and sticky spots.

Divide up big spaces. Cozy conversation areas within an open floor plan are gaining popularity. You can also hang curtains in doorways between rooms, invest in folding doors or get creative by breaking up the room with large pieces of furniture or free-standing art.

Check out my listing on 3236 NE 78th Portland OR on my website! With a little TLC it could be the house of your dreams! Use these tips to help your dreams come true!!

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

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