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Almost every homeowner has likely faced this situation before when it comes to redecorating a room: should I paint the walls or not? There are various factors that tell several people to avoid painting, like worrying that the strong color they’d like to adorn their walls would make the room darker. Fortunately, it is possible to spice up a space without getting a hold of the brush or roller with these design items:

Homeowners in Philadelphia can learn something from the story of personal finance blogger Hank Coleman, who used to live in North Carolina but had to move to another state for work reasons. Coleman wrote that when he and his wife purchased their first home in NC six years ago, they were practically clueless about the dynamics of real estate and were only too happy to find a home they liked through an agent.

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As more Americans have access to smart communication devices, having a fully automated home is slowly becoming part of the everyday living landscape. A 2014 survey by home improvement company Lowe’s showed that around 50% of Americans consider having an automated home for security reasons, although more seniors favor it for the convenience.

Color trends in interior design in Philadelphia as well as the rest of the country change every year. Homeowners like the idea of knowing the forecasted trend and adjusting the furniture in their homes to match the color trend. For the year 2015, the colors range fromyummy ice cream pastels to a few deep, saturated hues.” The pastels include vanilla, lilac, sky blue, pale peach, and blush hues, which are usually seen in tropical or desert climes.

Nowadays, everyone seems to want to control things without moving an inch. We can now control various technologies via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, either from our computers or smartphones. Now, even various functions of the house can be controlled at the touch of a button. Gizmodo puts it in a nice way: “Imagine walking into your house, and tapping a button on your iPad — then seeing the lights come on, your air conditioning change to a comfortable temperature, and your favorite program come onto the TV.” Now, there’s no need to imagine and all you need is to install some home automation in Philadelphia.

Window treatments serve many different purposes. Depending on the treatment, they can be used to improve the style and functionality of the windows. Also, there are some rooms that face the street, so it would be nice to have a window treatment that provides privacy, and will complement the home’s exterior. The right window treatment can also enhance the interior design of Philadelphia homes, so it is important to choose carefully.