4 Home Interior Upgrades to Make in 2016

Could your home use some updates this year? If you’re ready for interior design changes but not ready to spend a large amount of money, Phelan’s has a variety of inexpensive options to give your living spaces a fresh look in 2016.  Continue reading for suggestions on improving your space.  You can also stop by the Phelan’s showroom to view our wide variety of furniture and decor and speak with a professional interior designer about your home interior upgrades.


New Accent Furniture

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If your couch, dining room table, or bed frame and headboard are still working well in your home consider adding accent furniture in the living room, dining room, or bedroom. A new patterned chair or leather ottoman in the living room will help change the appearance of your space without a major furniture purchase. In the bedroom, consider updating nightstands, adding a bench at the foot of the bed or purchasing a colored accent chair to complimenting your existing bedroom furniture. If your dining room could use an upgrade but you aren’t ready to splurge on a new dining room table, search for new chairs, a new statement light fixture or a bookshelf to update the room.

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Incorporate New Colors


Adding additional color to any room is a great way to improve the space subtly. Colored accent chairs, a vibrant leather recliner, fashion pillows, or a coat of paint can take a room from bland to vibrant in no time.

This red Stressless Chair by Ekornes is the perfect statement to any modern, neutral colored living room or bedroom space. See this chair, along with others from the Stressless Collection at Phelan’s showroom in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Update Lighting Options

Take a dark, drab room to bright and full of energy with a new source of lighting.  You’ll be amazed at the difference a single new light fixture can make! Consider a new ceiling fixture, a funky table lamp or change things up with a new floor lamp.  At Phelan’s showroom in Cedar Rapids we have a huge variety of lighting options perfect for any bedroom, living room, or dining area update.



Improve Flooring

Rugs are the perfect way to give an outdated space a facelift. Whether your space is carpeted or has hard flooring, rugs add contrast and warmth.  Under the bed frame, coffee table, or dining room table is a great place to add some color and texture to the room by adding or updating a rug.  From neutral colors, earthy textures, and colorful patterns, Phelan’s interior designers can help you choose the right rug to spruce up your living space.

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Stop by Phelan’s showroom in Cedar Rapids to view a wide selection of furniture, lighting, decor, and flooring to update or transform your home.  To schedule a consultation with an interior designer call (319) 363-9634.