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European-Inspired Upgrades Worth Making to Your Home

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Design & Trends, Interior Design, Variety

We can learn a few things from our neighbors in Europe. Especially when it comes to home design and decor. Give your space a little European-influence with these stunning home upgrades.

Bathroom Bliss

Looking for a way to add a touch of worldliness and romance to your master bath? Add a European-inspired addition like a beautiful freestanding tub. There are a variety of materials to choose from, including natural stone, acrylic, copper, resin and stainless steel. Each tub material offers its own beauty and functionality, however, be sure to choose a style and material that compliments your home’s existing design.

For a clean contemporary look, choose an acrylic or stainless steel style, or for something more rustic, choose a copper material. To learn more about freestanding tub options, check out the expert advice provided by Angie’s List online. The home repair experts can help you transform your home into your very own European getaway.

Interior Design

Think Small

Bigger is not always better, but a small space isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Do like our friends in Europe and maximize your tiny space so that it is both functional and beautiful. Dark walls can make a small space feel even smaller. Give the illusion of a larger room by lightening it up with a fresh coat of white paint.

If you have an accent wall, add a few touches of color by using wallpaper and a tile that compliments it to tie it all together. If you’re strapped for storage space, consider adding wrap-around shelving in your living room and a floor-to-ceiling storage solution in your bedroom.

Freshome recommends using your outdoor areas to expand your entertaining space. Spruce up your terrace with a few pieces of functional furniture and fun pillows and you’ll be all set to entertain your guests.

Lighten Up

Bring new light to your space with European lighting styles. From modern lights and contemporary energy-efficient LED chandeliers to designer ceiling fans and rustic outdoor sconces, you can create a European ambiance throughout your entire home, indoors and outdoors, with little light. Consider choosing a sophisticated fixture in a colorful hue to add a pop of pizazz or a lamp shade with a fun print to add a little dramatic flair to your living space.

Perfect Windows

Allow natural light to flow freely within your home to make your living space feel light and airy. Ample windows can provide even your darkest spaces and corners with a bit of refreshing natural light. Take a note from our European counterparts and consider installing beautiful and functional tilt turn windows around your home. The French window company, Bieber, offers European-style windows right here in the U.S. Plus, if you’re looking to increase your home’s efficiency, these French-style windows are a wonderful option.

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