Home Decor Updates for a Spring Refresh
There are so many different things you can do that will make a huge impact on your home decor and perk the place up. Whether you want to go for something really glam or you prefer a vintage understated look, these tips can help you! Simply pick your theme and color scheme, and then choose the tips here that resonate with you. Read on to learn more…
Add A Colorful Rug For A Pick Me Up
A colorful rug can perk up just about any room. They work so well in a hallway, but you can use them in the living room or bedroom too. You can even use pattern to create an illusion, for instance, stripes to make the room look bigger. You can even layer your rugs if you’re brave enough! Some people like to create their very own hallway runner by doing this.
Create Your Own Picture Gallery
Creating your own picture gallery in the hallway, dining room, or living room will make the space look eclectic. Thanks to the different colors and sizes of the frames and photos, it should add an element of warmth and interest to your home. Make sure you display all of your favorite pictures! You can easily print these using online platforms, and some of them are ridiculously cheap.
Focus On The Right Lighting
The type of lighting you choose will depend entirely on the room and what you do in it. If it’s the kitchen, you need super bright task lighting. If it’s the living room, you can afford for it to be a little warmer. Bear in mind that different kinds of lighting will make a difference to how you look in pictures, so if there’s a certain spot in your home you like to snap selfies, it’s worth considering. Let in natural lighting where possible too, as it’s beneficial to your health.
Use Mirrors To Make An Impact
Mirrors can make a huge impact on your home decor. Use great mirror wherever possible. Big mirrors will make the room look bigger, and making sure they have a great frame will add more personality and character to your home. You could even use a mirror wall instead of the aforementioned picture gallery if you prefer! The best thing you can do if you have a tiny room is fill one wall with a quality mirror.
Add Light Pendants
You don’t have to have chandeliers all over your house to make it look fabulous. Add light pendants instead. You can get some great looking ones, and they look amazing when lined up over your dining table, or just about anywhere for that matter.
Create A Dramatic Focal Wall
Don’t be afraid to create a dramatic focal wall in your living room or bedroom. Layer it and give it lots of personality to get a great result. You can use patterned wallpaper, paint, and all kinds of different accessories to make it look exactly how you want it to look. For example, some people may paint the wall a bright color, add a clock or picture, then place a chair and a musical instrument in front of it.
Include Fresh Flowers And Plants
Fresh flowers and plants not only look amazing and add life to your home, they’re great for your mental health, according to studies! Plus, they should add a wonderful scent to any room. Include them wherever possible and you’ll love having them around. They help to use all of the senses when exploring a home, rather than just site for the colors and patterns and touch for the textures. You can guarantee your flowers will put you in a better mood.
Mix And Match Different Prints And Textures
Mixing and patching your prints is a really fun way to add personality to your home. As a rule, your prints should be an odd number, as well as different sizes to really work. Going for three is a safe bet; one small pattern, one medium pattern, and one large pattern. You could potentially add two more later on if you like the look. When it comes to textures, mixing as many as possible makes your home look cozier and more professionally put together. If you don’t want a home that feels cold and dull, include as many textures as possible!
Add Accessories That Bring Back Happy Memories
Accessories are a great way to bring more personality and style to your home. Choosing your accessories shouldn’t be difficult; choose the ones that make you smile and think back to happy memories. This is why it could be a good idea to really take your time with this, and search for them when you go on family days out and vacations. Just make sure you don’t add too much visual clutter with your accessories. Sometimes, it’s better to choose one large accessory than lots of smaller ones. You don’t have to wait until you go on your next vacation to choose your home accessories. Why not just select the accessories that remind you of a funny or happy time in your life? Make sure they mean something to you and your home will feel even more personal!
Don’t Neglect Your Repairs, Both Big And Small
The repairs in your home may not be the first thing you think of when thinking of decor, but they need to be taken care of. Your repairs can begin to look unsightly if left alone for too long, and more importantly, affect the health of your family. If you’re confident this is an easy DIY job, then go ahead. However, if you’d like to be sure you get a professional finish and look, hiring a pro is the best way to go.
Consider Your Curb Appeal
Your curb appeal matters too. Why make the inside of your home look fabulous if you’re not going to make the outside look fabulous? Your curb appeal plays a huge part in what first time visitors think of your home, and how you feel when you return home from a long day. It’s also worth thinking about how potential buyers could view your real estate property when it comes to selling in the future. If you haven’t taken care of the garden and your door is peeling paint, they aren’t going to like it straight away. Make sure you look after the garden, and make any repairs outside. Paint your door a nice color and add a new letterbox. Plant some nice flowers. You should also keep your windows, and even your car clean! Every single thing you can see outside contributes to your curb appeal. This means that if you’re expecting an important guest or looking into selling your home, it’s definitely worth even washing your neighbors car to create a better impression. It’s all subconscious, but it matters!
Replace Your Old Hardware
If you’ve had your cabinets and things for a while, you don’t have to completely replace them to make them look amazing again. Instead, why not replace your old hardware? This is super easy to do, and it can give your cabinets and other things a great look.
Paint Your Own Mural
Consider yourself a bit of an artist? Why not paint your own mural? This could help you to create your own focal point, or even decorate a child’s bedroom. This can be a really fun way to make your home look unique and add a personal touch.
Pull Your Furniture Away From The Wall
If you push your furniture against the wall, you’re not actually creating more space. People think that they are, but it actually makes the space feel more cramped. Instead, pull your furniture away from the wall. Even if you do this ever so slightly it will make a big difference to the look of a room. You could even ensure your furniture is angled to face each other for a more social seating area.
Find Ways To Declutter
Keeping your home free of clutter is going to make it feel more free flowing. Make sure you have some kind of rota or plan that helps you to stay on top of the clutter, such as letters and things that can mess up a table. Some people even like to make sure they get rid of at least one thing each day that isn’t serving them anymore.
Paint The Ceiling
Why not do something unusual and paint the ceiling? Painting the ceiling the same color as the walls of a room in your home can make the space look larger, as the lines between where the ceiling starts and the walls end are blurred. However, it can also be a great way to add personality to a child or teens bedroom. You could paint the ceiling like the night sky, or even do something unusual, like paint a few animals on there.
Photos via Domaine Home (Lauren Conrad’s Home)