Are you looking for easy ways to update any room in your home but don’t want to break the bank? You are not alone my friend!
Believe me, this is something that I go through at least once a month thanks to spending a ton of time on Pinterest and/or from watching various home improvement shows. Does that sound familiar? Or maybe you just want to give your home a fresh look without spending a ton of money.
There have been a few accent pieces that I’ve seen in a store and absolutely loved… but then put back because of sticker shock. Today, I want to share with you easy ways to update any room and one of the best parts? You don’t need to break the bank to do it!
10 Easy Ways to Update Any Room
1. Rearrange The Furniture
Pull your furniture away from the walls. Try positioning it at intriguing angles. For example, a sofa arranged diagonally across a narrow living room will make the room look wider.
2. Paint A Wall
Paint one wall your favorite color and make it the focal point. Hang interesting art on that wall and move a nice piece of furniture there. (Note: Make sure that the color is one that is shared with several other objects and fabrics in the room because otherwise things will really start to blend in.)
3. Bring In Plants
Greenery always adds a breath of fresh air to a room. If you don’t have a green thumb, try silk plants and trees. The quality has gotten so good that its hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
4. Lay An Area Rug
An area rug is a wonderful way of defining a conversation area. Try one that complements the room. Lay it at an angle beneath your coffee table.
5. Hang Pictures or Mirror
Hang pictures that reflect your personality. Try frames that are more ornate. When hanging a mirror, try and position it so that it reflects and nice view or an interesting architectural element.
6. Group Figurines
Pull out your favorite collectibles. Show off your personality. Find a display area and group related objects together, in sets of three or five. Try and vary the shapes.
7. Add Decorative Pillows
The good news about decorative pillows is that they are an easy way to add textures and patterns to a room. Still better, they can be changed to jazz up a sofa or chair before your room is ready for a major makeover.
8. Replace Lamps
Lamps are probably the one thing in your home that will give others a clue that your room is outdated. Seek out new and fresh lamps that make a statement.
9. Add A Throw Or Afghan
Similar to decorative pillows, throws and afghans add texture to your furniture. They come in all kinds of natural and man made fabrics. Find a pattern and style that you like.
10. Eliminate Clutter
Clutter has a way of eliminating the desired mood and effect of any room. Find storage spaces for papers, toys, and other items that take from the personality of a room. And if you’re unsure of where to start, try these 7 steps to decluttering.