Bored with your home? Looking for some easy, affordable ways to freshen things up? Look no further! Here are some quick fixes to update any room in your home.
Option 1: Paint
Get rid of the boring beige. Below is a great example of how a little color on the walls can brighten up a space and make it feel larger.
Work to find the right balance of light and dark. This will prevent a room with dark walls from feeling small. The light floors, cabinets, and ceiling are a beautiful contrast to the navy walls.
Don’t be afraid to try a bright color.
That said, neutrals can also make a statement when the right hue is used. Notice how crisp this color looks with the white trim.
Try a pattern to make a bold statement in a small space.
Consider putting the pattern on the floor. It is a great way to provide color and visual interest in any space.
Option 2: Revamp or upgrade a light fixture
This is a great example of how an old brass chandelier can have a new life if you have the time for a little DIY project. Try a spray paint with a gloss finish.
I had to throw this in. I made a wine glass chandelier to go with my thesis project back in college. It took 36 wine glasses, fishing line, and a single light bulb.
I love using chandeliers in different spaces such as bedrooms, closets, or bathrooms. They add a touch of nostalgia and intimacy to a room.
A funky grouping of fixtures can make a dynamic statement.
Option 3: Make your bed the throne of your bedroom
Reinvent your headboard. Try a found material like the one below made of old plank floor boards.
Consider reupholstering an antique headboard with a bold color or pattern that draws the eye.
If you don’t have room or the budget for a headboard, consider a wall decal. They are an inexpensive, fun way to give a room character.
Option 4: Reupholster or refinish
Find a piece of furniture that has good bones but is in sad shape. Give it some TLC and the end product can be stunning.
This console has an old school finish, but a carefully applied coat of paint gives it a lovely new life.
Option 5: Invest
Invest in ONE “statement piece” of furniture per room. It can be a piece that you lovingly refurbish or one that you choose to splurge on. Whether a chair, desk, mirror, accent piece, table, or rug, the choice is up to you, but one thing is certain – it must steal the show. What is your eye drawn to in the images below?