Our living spaces should be a comfortable reflection of our personalities and personal tastes. However, if you’ve been living in the same house for awhile, chances are that your decor scheme might need a little freshening up. A revitalized home environment is a great way to boost your mood and keep you from feeling stagnant, but not everyone can afford to do a full-scale home makeover whenever the mood strikes. However, here are a few easy home updates you can do that don’t cost as much as a remodel, but still provide a big enough change to make the space feel different.
1. New Light Fixtures
Nothing dates a room faster than tacky, old fashioned light fixtures. Shine a little light on your living space by changing up your lampshades or overhead lighting for a whole new look. Lighting is one of the easiest ways to alter the ambiance of a space, so play around with different bulbs and fixtures to create the perfect mood.
2. Modern Door Hardware
Old and rusty door hardware might not seem noticeable, but you’d be surprised at how the simple act of changing up the fixtures can spruce up a room. Replace broken and outdated door knobs and knockers with modern, classic pieces for a practical room refresh.
3. Fresh Table Linens
The easiest way to overhaul your dining room is not by replacing your dining furniture, it’s changing your table cloth and linens. Adding a vibrant color or patterned cloth can instantly brighten up the area and make it seem more modern and appealing. Check out interior design magazines for your table-scape inspiration or try mixing prints and textures to create a decor scheme that showcases your unique personality.
4. New Bathroom Accessories
Buying new towels, a rug, a shower curtain or replacing your existing bathroom fixtures is almost as good as a full bathroom remodel. By matching your accessories like soap dispensers, fixtures and even towels, you’ll create a whole new room for a fraction of the cost.
5. Unusual Accent Furniture
Adding a new rug or chair to a room is an easy way to pull a space together without spending a lot of money. Choose something in a bold pattern or color to draw the eye and create interest. If you’re not sure if you can afford to buy new furniture right now, don’t worry. Make an adventure of it by scouring estate sales and flea markets. Thrifting is a fun way to find a great but affordable piece.
6. New Garage Hardware
Since it’s really a part of the house per say, you’d be forgiven for neglecting the state of your garage. Old garage doors with dated designs can really make your home look shabby. Try replacing your current garage door with a new and more modern version. It’s a quick and practical way to improve the value of your property and boost curb appeal at the same time.
7. Lush Plants
Bring the outdoors indoors and create an earthy paradise by adding a houseplant or two. One of the biggest trends in interior design right now are terrariums made with easy to care for succulent plants. They look modern and interesting but don’t require a lot of maintenance. They’re also are safe for all kinds of pets and grow well in almost any climate.