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Inspiration is what moves us to create. Here, you’ll find tips and trends that will inspire you to create a home that brings you joy. Browse our collection section to find your next home inspiration.

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Collections are your guide to help coordinate trending (or timeless) looks that bring beauty and energy into your home. Whether you’re after the coziness of a farmhouse-style kitchen, or the modern cordiality of an industrial-style living space, you’ll find the products and finishes to help you do it.

Projects & Ideas

Projects & Ideas is where inspiration intersects with “how-to.” Here, we feature ideas for home improvements and DIY projects, and show you how to make those projects come to life.

Fall decorative hardware mood board 6 Fall 2020 Home Hardware Trends to Try Now!

A new season is just the excuse you need to switch-up your home aesthetic! Now that it’s officially fall, we wanted to share a few upcoming home hardware trends that are bound to have your home feeling cozy. Keep reading to discover quick and affordable updates to test out in your home this fall!

1) Texture

Textured hardware is an effortless, low-commitment way to add interest to any room! Check out The Modern Knurled Collection and The Averland Collection. These collections are full of texture by combining industrial and farmhouse designs to create a raw, rustic and bold look.

textured hardware

2) Oversized Pulls

Oversized pulls add a touch of modern elegance to any room or furniture piece. While they are very beautiful, they are equally functional! You can place them vertically on longer cabinets/doors or horizontally on larger drawers.

long door handle

                                                                            Making Manzanita / Bar Drawer Pull

Long kitchen cabinet pulls

                                                                             Haneens Haven / Artesia Drawer Pull

 

3) Matte Black Finish

You can never go wrong with a matte black finish! Matte black is extremely versatile and pairs nicely with virtually any home décor style – modern, traditional, industrial, farmhouse, etc. Whatever your style may be, matte black hardware is sure to make any home feel sleek and sophisticated.

matte black home hardware

4) Acrylic & Metal Mix

Looking for something a little unique and luxurious? Try incorporating acrylic/metal mixed hardware! Clear acrylic offers a look that is boldly contemporary yet blends seamlessly with your pre-existing décor. 

acrylic cabinet hardware

5) Decorative Shelving & Organization

Fall is the perfect time to get re-organized after a busy summer! With decorative shelving and organization hook racks from Liberty Hardware, we’ll have your home feeling spacious and tidy just in time for the holidays! Browse through our new Decorative Wall Shelves & Brackets Collection** – tons of styles to choose from!

storage shelf

 

hook rails mood board

6) Square & Modern Shapes

With sharp lines and a clean look, square/modern shaped home hardware is minimalistic yet impactful. This style hardware offers a nice break from tradition while still remaining subtly chic. Check out the Liberty Square Bar Collection

square modern hardware collection

Mix and match these trends together or incorporate them separately, either way your home will be trend-forward with any of these design elements! If you try these trends out this fall, we would love to see your work. Share your projects with us on social media @libertyhardwarebrands!

**Shelves and brackets sold separately.

4 Home DIYs for Your Kids 4 Home DIYs for Your Kids

In need of some inspiration for kid-friendly at home projects? Look no further! Here are 4 quick and easy DIY home projects that both you and your kids can work on together!

 

1) Furniture Refresh

Wanting to update your child’s room? No need to go out and buy an expensive new piece of furniture – just refurbish what you already have! Giving a piece of furniture a fresh coat of paint and updating the cabinet hardware can instantly customize a room in little to no time.

Kids Dresser Refresh

 

@thismamasdance |This Mamas Dance Blog

Product Shown: Liberty Hardware 1/2″ Birch Wood Knobs

 

2) DIY Little Free Library

This fun little project is one your kids will both enjoy making and enjoy using after the fact! Little Free Library is the worlds largest book sharing movement. This DIY is a creative way to help your kids and surrounding community adopt a love for reading!

Simply build your little library, design it how you want and fill it with books. Anyone can borrow from or add to it as they please!  The Little Free Library website has an entire page dedicated to blueprints for making your own but, a little tip from us - old kitchen cabinets make great Little Free Libraries! Add your own touch by using a unique paint color and easy-to-install Liberty Hardware knobs or pulls for the library door. Find other tips and plans here!

Once you have your Little Free Library built, you can have it registered here to be officially recognized, be given a plaque to include on your little library and be placed on the map for other readers to locate!

Free Little Library

@athomewithashley | At Home With Ashley Blog

Product Shown: Liberty Hardware 3” Champagne Bronze Bar Drawer Pull

 

3) Accent Wall

Give your kids the best playroom ever! If you have a room in your house that is simply lacking personality, adding an accent wall could be the simple solution to your problem. Creating an accent wall is a super easy, budget-friendly DIY anyone can do!

A few fun ideas include using DIY shiplap, creating your own design with sponge details or making this fun rainbow wall using painters tape, all shown below!

Let your kids choose a design and/or color scheme and run with it!

Rainbow Accent Wall

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To find the perfect colors for your next accent wall project, explore the Behr Color Studio for inspiration, color tools, design advice, and more.

 

4) Upgraded Study Space

As kids adjust to the new homeschooling curriculum, give them a beautiful, fun and organized space to learn in! Don’t have the space for a full-on classroom? That’s ok! With a little chalk paint from Behr and cubbies equipped with easy-to-use cabinet knobs and drawer pulls from Liberty – any room can become a classroom!

At Home Classroom

@kourtnileigh | House on Longwood Lane Blog

Product Shown: Liberty Hardware 6-5/16” Modern Square Bar Pull

 

Which of these DIYs will you be trying out with your kiddos? We would love to see your creations! Be sure to tag us in your project photos on social media and share any other home DIY ideas you may have for kids!

 

4 Quick and Easy DIY Home Projects 4 Quick and Easy DIY Home Projects

Little updates can have a big impact on your home's appearance, feel and mood. These projects don't have to take you all day or all weekend either. If you're looking for simple ways to make a big impact on your home, here are 4 quick and easy DIY home projects to give a try and tackle.

1) Update Your Cabinet Hardware

Adding new cabinet knobs or cabinet pulls to your kitchen or bathroom cabinets and furniture is a great update that can easily transform the look of your space. There are many different styles, designs and finishes to choose from that can help accommodate the look you aspire to achieve. 

Adjusta-Pull™ Cabinet Hardware is an especially easy update that allows you to easily transition from standard size pulls to a longer length or to fit unique size cabinet pulls without having to drill new holes. No need for special hardware sizes, cabinet repair supplies or wasted time drilling more holes. Available in two styles in trend-forward finishes, with matching cabinet knobs, this cabinet hardware update is a quick project to knock off your list. 

Explore new Cabinet Hardware

Adjusta-Pull Cabinet Hardware at The Home Depot

 

2) Meet Your New Closet

Taking charge of organizing your home can seem challenging. With Closets by Liberty, you can have your perfectly customized closet system in a few simple steps.

Each system is designed to be arranged as you see fit, creating a custom system for your space. Simply decide which size system you need for your closet – six-foot, eight-foot, or ten-foot – then choose the version that you think will optimize your storage best. No need to call in that favor or cancel your weekend plans. The Closets by Liberty system is designed for simple installation with just a few tools. Find the right system for your space and meet your new closet. 

Find your new Closet System

Closets By Liberty at The Home Depot

3) Update Your Bath Hardware

Bath accessories complete your bathroom with both style and functionality, keeping everything you need within an arms' reach. You can make your shopping a breeze and get all the pieces you need to update your bath hardware by exploring the Bath Hardware Kit options. Most kits include towel bars, towel hooks, towel rings and toilet paper holders to help you organize your space. There's a variety of finishes to choose from like Matte Black, Brushed Nickel and Venetian Bronze to name a few, that will coordinate with most bathroom decor as well as Delta Faucets and additional items

Pick out your New Bath Hardware

Matte Black Franklin Brass Bath Hardware at The Home Depot

4) Paint A Room

Painting can be a fun home DIY project that not only adds color, but can make a big difference on space. From spruced-up shelves to office makeovers, Behr has dozens of DIY projects featuring Behr colors that will inspire you to get started. Not knowing where to start? Explore the Behr Color Studio to find inspiration, color tools, design advice, and other features to help you find the perfect color for your next project.

Explore the Behr Color Studio

Behr Color Studio

Which of these projects are you going to tackle? We'd love to see your project and photos of your updated look! Send us your photos on social media and we'll repost our favorites! 

KBIS 2019 Inspire. Design. Innovate. KBIS 2019

Liberty Hardware is excited to showcase new collections, styles, and finishes at KBIS in Las Vegas from February 19-21 in booth N1963. Come speak with designers and team members about style, design inspiration, new products, finish capabilities and more. This year, many categories will be featured including bath hardware, cabinet knobs and pulls, wall plates, shower doors and more. Fill with design elements inspired by elegant, bold and timeless details, new collections such as Parow and Raeford trend-forward and consumer friendly. 

Here's a sneak peek at some of the beautiful collections that will be at KBIS.

Voisin 

A collection filled with soft modern beauty, it's stylish curves and congruent lines allow for a comfortable style that is suitable for any consumer. Featuring an entire suite of products, this collection is available in multiple finishes and includes grab bars, train racks, and three toilet paper styles. 

KBIS Voisin Mood Board

 

Parow

As a new collection, Parow takes inspiration from a refined classic style with crisp, clean lines to create a statuesque and poised appearance in the bathroom or kitchen. Among its finish variations is Flat Black, the 2019 Finish of the Year and a trend-forward focus of the show. 

KBIS Parow Flat Black Mood Board

 

Napier

After introducing the Napier Bath Collection at KBIS 2018, coordinating cabinet hardware was designed with a sprinkle of graceful and bold elements. With dynamic twist details and a geometric profile, this collection brings sophisticated design to any space. 

Napier Cabinet Hardware

 

 

Join Liberty Hardware at KBIS February 19-21 in booth N1963.

Bedroom Colors That Can Affect Your Mood Bedroom Colors That Can Affect Your Mood

Colors affect our moods, whether we realize it or not. Blue has been found to make you sleepy. Yellow makes you happy. But what color makes you motivated to get out of bed? Or puts you in the mood for romance? Home décor inspiration often covers the shades of bedroom colors, but not how they can make us feel. Here’s a look at the ways to improve your home – and your moods – through your bedroom colors.

Blue Bedroom Colors: The Peaceful Sleep

Bedroom with soft blue walls painted with Behr Casual Day paint surrounding a modern bed.
Behr Casual Day Image: https://www.behr.com/consumer/colors/paint?color=T18-13#paint

Painting your bedroom in a shade of blue will keep you from the blues. These hues signify calm, relaxation, peacefulness. If you’re looking for the bedroom colors that are best for a good night’s sleep, choose a soft sky blue like Behr’s Casual Day or a Behr Wide Sky, a light blue with a gray undertone. These colors are for those who want to create a room that is made for soft pillows and sweet dreams. White accents for window frames, crown molding, wall borders, and outlet and switch colors will give a hint of white clouds passing through a blue sky. Add a Liberty Brand Stamped Round Triple Switch Cover in white over your light switches, and a matching Liberty Brand Stamped Round Single Outlet Cover for your electrical sockets. For those who prefer a bolder blue, softer lighting can tone down bold shades when it comes time to hit the hay. The Kichler Aldergate 3-Light Pendant catches the eye and diffuses through its geometric pattern, creating a soft glow. The Behr Soul Search is a Caribbean turquoise that will have you dreaming of sandy shores, and the Behr Constellation Blue is a deep blue with purple hints that will have you counting stars. No matter which blue you choose, this is the color that will have you sleeping peacefully.

Green Bedroom Colors: The Personal Retreat

Bedroom with soft green walls, created with Behr Azalea Lead paint.
Behr Azalea Leaf Image: https://www.behr.com/consumer/ColorDetailView/S400-4

One of the more cost-efficient ways to improve your home (and your mood) is to pick up the paintbrush. Green shades are best for a personal space that can be used for meditation, sleeping, or reading. It’s very reminiscent of sitting in a deep green forest and taking a deep breath. These colors are for a room that shuts away the worries of the world. Appropriately, the Behr 2018 Color of the Year is a green called In the Moment. It’s a spruce blue-green mix that’s tranquil enough for meditation and sleeping. Behr's Fresh Tone is a light fern green that goes well with both metallic and wood tones. When painting your space, consider replacing the outlet and light switch covers. These are usually builder-grade and may not match your new redo. Replace light switches with a Brainerd Architectural Single Switch in metallic satin nickel finish or a Brainerd Ruston Single Outlet Cover in Venetian Bronze to go with your new color. For a more masculine tone of green, try Behr Secret Meadow. It has a green tone that evokes pine trees on a fall day. The Behr's Azalea Leaf is a lighter green with a touch of gray for those looking for more of a neutral green.

Gray Bedroom Colors: The Motivated Morning

Bedroom wall behind bed painted with light gray Behr Quiet Time paint.
Behr Quiet Time Image: https://www.behr.com/consumer/inspiration/2018-color-trends

Gray isn’t the first color that springs to mind when looking for home decor inspiration, but this hue has rapidly become a new neutral that adds both class and sophistication to any room. Gray colors are close enough to blue to evoke a good night’s rest, but this isn’t the color choice for someone who wants to stay in bed. This is the color for those who sleep lightly, get up early, and go out to face the day. Maybe it’s because gray is the ultimate in-between color – not quite black or white – that causes it to be a good color for transitioning into sleep at night or out of bed in the morning. The Behr Quiet Time is a light gray that complements bold accent colors and decorative furniture. With large furniture, make sure Liberty Brand decorative cabinet pulls and knobs are in proportion to the size of the piece. Furniture will stand out more against a neutral wall color. Update your Liberty Brand furniture hardware with wheels for easy movement. New paint has a way of making us want to rearrange our old furniture as well. Pick up a Franklin Brass Stamped Round Single Outlet Cover in satin nickel – the metallic tone will reflect the gray walls – and replace your outlet covers as you rearrange furniture. Behr Grape Cream is a light gray that would suit a smaller bedroom, and Behr Graylac has a purple tone that is more feminine. The Behr French Silver leans more silver-blue than gray, so this would be good for someone wanting a very subtle change when updating their bedroom colors.

Neutral Bedroom Colors: The Room of Romance

Bedroom with dark neutral walls, created with Behr Off the Grid paint.
Behr Off the Grid Image: https://www.behr.com/consumer/colors/paint?color=T18-08#paint

You read that right. Surprisingly, it’s not red that inspires romance, but a neutral color. Neutral colors allow us to focus not on the room, but the things in it. By design, neutral colors fade into the background. This allows us to focus on the art on the walls, the fabrics on the bed, what’s in the room rather than on the walls. Being with your significant other in a neutral room will allow you both to feel unburdened in the safety of the space, because you are concentrating on each other. A 2016 Marie Claire UK article states that caramel is actually the best color for romance, so bring on the warm beige tones! True neutral bedroom colors are subtle, like the Behr Milk Paint, a creamy white with a warm undertone. Try a Behr Off the Grid if you want to be a bit bolder and go with a darker neutral. Be careful not to go so dark that you’re no longer in neutral territory. Match tones with a neutral Franklin Brass Classic Architecture Triple Switch Cover installed over your light switches, or update lighting to a dimmer switch and cover with a Brainerd Windemere Single Switch/Rocker Cover. The Behr Soft Focus offers a gentle light tan balance between white and brown, and the Behr Celery Powder has a soft tan-green undertone that keeps it light and bright. Your room may be neutral, but it won’t be boring.

White Bedroom Colors: The Sanctuary

White paint used on bedroom walls with white geometric art and bedding.
Image: http://www.homeyohmy.com/achieve-minimal-scandinavian-bedroom/

Crisp and clean, but cozy. A white bedroom is well-suited for a modern or minimalist aesthetic. This is a room for clear minds, quiet contemplation, and very little clutter to get in the way of it being a safe haven. Coming home to a clean space each night reduces stress, and allows you to leave the worries of the day behind. No to-do lists, emails, or meetings. Keep this space organized so that the stressors of the day do not follow you to bed. Install a hanging hook like the Brainerd Graceful Hook to stow your purse or computer bag away from your bed so you won’t be tempted to bring work in with you. Update wall outlet covers to match your new paint job – current outlet covers may look dingy in comparison to the fresh white paint. Try a Liberty Brand Wood Architectural Single Outlet Cover or a Liberty Brand Stamped Round Double Outlet Cover in white. Like neutrals, there are different kinds of white. For an icy white, paint your room with Behr Frost. Undertones can add shades in certain lighting, like the Behr New House White, which has a tan undertone that can give the appearance of cream. The Behr Frothy Surf has a subtle blue-green undertone, and Behr Lilac Mist has a purple undertone that turns the white lavender. Be sure to keep the color undertones in mind when you’re choosing your sanctuary shade.

Accent Bedroom Colors: The Color Splash

Bedroom with bright yellow-orange accent wall created with Behr Life Is Good paint.
Behr Life Is Good Image: https://www.behr.com/consumer/colors/paint?color=T18-05#paint

There are some colors that are too bold or too busy for the whole room. Think of it as too much of a good thing. The colors red and orange are stimulants and could inadvertently trigger your brain into alertness instead of sleep. Shades like purple can be too dark, causing a small room to feel even smaller, and may cause feelings of claustrophobia or depression. Yellow is a color that is actually associated with getting a good night’s sleep, but even the happiest bright yellow can be overwhelming on all four walls. For yellow accents, try the upbeat almost-orange Behr Life Is Good or the honey-toned Behr Kombucha. These colors are best as accent paint in your space. If there are light switches on the wall you want to paint, the Liberty Brand Huntsfield Triple Switch Cover is made from unfinished wood for you to stain or paint to match your décor. Pair with a corresponding Liberty Brand Huntsfield Single Outlet Cover while you have your paintbrushes out. Accent colors can be used for the foyer to the master bedroom (to signify a separation of space), a painted headboard, or on one accent wall. Your foyer could be a playful Behr Spirit Warrior red, while your master walls are a soft neutral. Purple tones would suit as an accent wall for rooms that are painted gray. A Behr Strong Iris will appear as a purple-blue on a wall, and can be the accent wall behind the bed. With three gray walls to tone down the purple, this can be a striking feature for the bedroom. (Behr Ancestry Violet or Vintage Ribbon would also work for this.) Remember that yellow colors bring happiness, purple signifies luxury, and reds are considered lucky and intimate. These bedroom colors may not bring a restful night’s sleep on a subconscious level, but they do bring joy.

Shop Liberty Hardware

When you’re ready to complement your new walls with on-trend, coordinated hardware to give the room that finishing touch, shop Liberty Hardware. We believe you shouldn’t have to break the bank to make your house beautiful or valuable, so we provide the little things that make a big difference. Browse our selection today to find the products you need to create a look you enjoy now and value you’ll enjoy later.

Kitchen home refresh Beautiful Home Refresh: 5 Spaces to Update to Make…

When guests come over, you want to make a great first impression and show off the best of your beautiful house. But there are some areas that tend to get neglected when preparing for company. One of the easiest ways to make your home beautiful is to pay attention to the overlooked areas that don’t usually get any love. A little TLC goes a long way. We’ve got the interior and exterior design ideas for a beautiful house that can be done over a weekend.

Exterior Design

Exterior design
Image: https://www.behr.com/consumer/inspiration/2018-color-trends

Light the Way: Outdoor Lighting

No one wants to stumble in the dark. An embarrassing spill on the front pathway to your front door does not make a great first impression when welcoming guests to your beautiful house. Outdoor lighting makes all the difference. Overhead and side lighting are both essential to light up your front door and doorbell. Replace your old porch light with an overhead Kichler Manningham 2-Light Outdoor Ceiling Light above the entry way. To make sure no one trips in the dark, line the walkway leading to your door with Kichler LED Path Lights. Outdoor step lighting can illuminate your front steps; a Kichler LED Linear Step Deck can light the way for your friends.

Front Door ideas: Paint Front Door for a Warm Welcome

For front door ideas that make a great first impression, the warmest welcome can come from a simple paint update. Warm colors signify a cozy home and cool colors can contrast a brick exterior to make the front door stand out. Many homes have multiple points of entry. Make sure your front door – the one guests will enter – stands out. Try a warm Behr Premium Plus Paint & Primer In One in a creamy Baja or cool Behr Shipyard (blue with gray undertone). A warm Behr Red My Mind is also welcoming. Unless your HOA says otherwise, don’t be afraid to make your front door pop with an unexpected color that shows off your personality. A Behr Dancing Mist (blueish-purple) or the Behr Dazzle and Delight (a peachy-pink) will have the neighbors green with envy.

Stay Grounded: Secure Décor & Furniture

Your seasonal wreath looks amazing on your newly painted front door, but make sure it stays that way. Décor faux pas include patio chairs being blown over into the neighbor’s front lawn, wreathes in a heap on the front porch, and seasonal decorations falling into the bushes. Secure your yard décor with a Vortex Spiral Folding Ring Anchor, and keep wreathes secure with an over-the-door wreath hanger or a magnetic wreath hanger.

The Mudroom and Foyer Ideas

Mudroom and foyer
Image: http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/17-traditional-foyer-designs-that-will-impress-you/

A Simple Entryway Idea: Overhead Lighting

Great foyer ideas often come as an afterthought. The foyer or the mud room is the first thing guests see when they walk into your beautiful house. Make sure your entryway isn’t an oversight. Depending on the size of your foyer, lighting can be an issue. Front doors with windows let light in during the day, but can be too dark with the wrong overhead lighting when the sun goes down. Builder-grade overhead lighting usually consists of one bulb. One entryway idea: Update your foyer fixture for extra light. A Lacey 3-Light Semi Flush Ceiling Light is fancy enough to impress, and offers triple the glow for your transitional space. The industrial Brinley 3-Light Flush provides a vintage look that can suit either a foyer or mudroom.

Large foyers with chandeliers can cast great light, but the closet where guests keep their coats and umbrellas may be just a dim overhead bulb, or nothing at all. Adding a side lamp near the closet can cast a softer glow, or a hidden row of Kichler Pure White LED Tape. For additional steps into the home from the foyer or mudroom, consider installing a Kichler LED Step Light for safety.

Hang Tight: Hook Racks

Purses, umbrellas, backpacks, and shoulder bags also need a place to call home. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply organizing for the week ahead, knowing that there is a place for everything (and everything in its place) means that you’re one step ahead of clutter. 
Add character with a decorative teal Liberty 16-inch Wire Hook Rack, or go for an elegant pure white and satin nickel Liberty Wardrobe 22-inch Hook Rack. A space-saving over-the-door hook rack can help keep a small entryway from feeling cramped. A Franklin Brass Dolan Coat and Hat 18-inch hook rack with six coat and hat hooks is wide enough to hold multiple family hats, scarves, and coats so none get lost in the morning shuffle.

Size It Up: Appropriately Sized Décor

This is an entryway idea that works with what you already have. Move, replace, or trade items that do not fit the size of your entryway. Whether your entryway is a grand two-story open space or a cozy nook, proportion matters. An oversized side table in a cozy foyer can crowd the space. Update with a demi lune table – a thin, half-circle table that tucks against the wall. Mirrors, artwork, and wall hooks for both a large and small space have to be appropriately sized. Small mirrors are dwarfed in an open foyer, and a cozy entryway isn’t the spot for large artwork. When purchasing new art and mirrors, bring your tape measure for accuracy.

Half-Bathroom Ideas

Half-bathroom
Image: https://www.deltafaucet.com/design-innovation/inspiredliving/powder-room-ideas

Make Use of the Space: Storage Solutions

The half bathroom ideas that really make a difference are all about the storage. Most half-baths do not have the built-in storage room of the full masters or family bathrooms. There isn’t room to store extra soap, hand towels, or toilet paper. This can make it difficult for guests if they need something that runs out. Tuck a discreet Franklin Brass Freestanding Toilet Paper Holder with Roll Reserve by the toilet to avoid embarrassed guests. Extra hand towels can be hung with a Franklin Brass over-the-door triple towel rack on the door.

Replace Old Mirrors

Replace the mirror in your half-bath with a Delta Custom Reflections mirror. Make use of the space by going vertical. Since most powder rooms are cozy, a taller mirror over the sink will accentuate the height of the room instead of call attention to the lack of width.

Hang Up: Towel Bars and Towel Rings

To give your guests more elbow room, consider towel rings. (This may also free up wall space for a shelf – another step in taking care of storage.) Try the Franklin Brass Jamestown Towel Ring in polished chrome. Match it with a Franklin Brass Jamestown Double Towel Bar or two in polished chrome, and be sure to place an extra bottle of hand soap for your guests.

Kitchen

Kitchen
Image: http://comegetcured.com/liberty-cabinet-hardware/

Cabinet Space: Spruce Up with New Cabinet Hardware

Change the whole look of your kitchen in one afternoon. A complete kitchen redo takes time and money, but a cabinet refresh with new cabinet hardware only takes a few hand tools and your favorite album to listen to while making the hardware switch. Changing house hardware is one of the fastest ways to make your home beautiful in the shortest amount of time. A traditional Liberty Brand Emberlee Cabinet Pull can add elegance, while a Liberty Brand Devereux Cabinet Pull gives the space a modern touch. For a more classic look, go with the Liberty Brand Elegant Luxe Cabinet Pull.

Add Shine: Replace Faucets

In the list of ideas for a beautiful house, dated and dull kitchen faucets usually do not make the cut. This is a subtle change that can make a huge impact. By coordinating the kitchen faucet with your new cabinet hardware, it gives the illusion that the whole space has been redone. Replacing a faucet is simple enough to do in an afternoon, and cost-conscious enough to make it worth your while. Guests who offer a hand in the kitchen will see shine instead of grime. Try a Delta single handle pulldown faucet with ShieldSpray® Technology or an Addison Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology and Soap Dispenser by Delta in a coordinating tone.

Blemish Fixer: Paint Touchups

Your beautiful house may have a few bumps and scratches on the walls from pets, kids, moving furniture, or a wayward vacuum cleaner. When you want to impress guests, make sure those little dents aren’t a problem. Pick up a small pint that matches your current kitchen paint color and break out the brushes. Cover the blemishes that cannot be scrubbed away. For a real redo, choose a new color to paint the kitchen. The 2018 Color of the Year by Behr paint is a tranquil spruce blue that combines blue, gray, and green called In the Moment. Played against white kitchen cabinets and new cabinet hardware, the color is cool but modern.

Hallway

Hallway
Image: http://jameso.co/best-hallway-paint-colors/

Wall Plate Bling: Replace Builder-Grade Outlet Covers and Switch Covers

As the ultimate transitional space, your hallway should reflect the rest of your beautiful house. Get rid of builder-grade outlet and switch covers that may not match your paint or décor. There are several styles to choose from, and many that can contrast or blend in with your design. To make the area a little more luxurious, the Brainerd Beaded Single Outlet Cover adds a touch of glamour, while the Brainerd Ruston Single Outlet Cover gives the hallway a more traditional feel. For combo outlets and light switches, the Franklin Brass Classic Architecture Single Switch/Outlet Cover accommodates both. The Brainerd Architectural Single Rocker Cover fits a single light switch or dimmer switch. For double outlets, go with the Franklin Brass Stately Double Outlet Cover.

Tread Softly: Deep Clean or Replace Rug

Treat your hallway as more than a pass-thru to the other areas of your home. It’s a space where guests can admire family photos and framed art. Make sure it’s up to the task. Deep clean hallway carpets to get rid of debris and stains that contrast the cleanliness of your walls. Carpet shampooers are available for rent at many chain box stores and come with instructions on how to best beat the dirt. Worn out transitional rugs placed over hardwood floors can be affordably replaced if needed.

Compare and Contrast: New Paint Color

A unique way to spice up the hall is to use two different colors of paint. Like wainscoting, using two paint colors divides the space and adds dimension. Paint the top half white, and the bottom a warm accent color, like the warm mocha Behr Road Less-Traveled. For cool tones, try a blue like Behr Casual Day. Match picture frames to the bottom half of the wall. If this is too much of a change, match your hallway color scheme to the rooms on either side. This ties the transitional area to the main living spaces of your beautiful house.

Browse Our Selection

At Liberty Hardware, we believe you shouldn’t have to break the bank to make your house beautiful or valuable, so we provide the little things that make a big difference. Browse our selection today to find the products you need to create a look you enjoy now and value you’ll enjoy later.