Breathe New Life into Your Home
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Originally Posted On: Breathe New Life into Your Home (koriathome.com)
If your home is feeling stale and boring, it may be a time for a change. If you don’t have the budget to redecorate your entire home, there may feel like there is nothing that you can do. There are many things that you can do to breathe new life into your home without spending very much money. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
Sometimes it can be as simple as rearranging your furniture. You may be surprised at how different a room can look and feel just by rearranging the furniture in the room. Sometimes if you play around with the arrangement of the furniture, your room can even end up looking much bigger than it did before.
Using What You Have
If you are like most people, then you probably have cans of leftover paint stuffed away in your basement or other storage areas. Using these paint cans to spruce up your home can add some depth and a splash of color. If you don’t have enough to paint an entire room, then you can paint an accent wall or use it to paint a bookshelf or end table.
You can also do the same thing with leftover fabric that has been shoved in a storage bin. You can turn that leftover fabric into throw pillows or curtains. You can also frame interesting swatches or use them in other areas of your decorating.
You can also spruce up the bedding, pillows, and curtains that you have by adding some new details. Adding a border, ribbons, pompoms, or ricrac can make it seem like an entirely new room.
Show What You Have
If you are a collector of any kind, don’t keep it shoved in closets. Displaying your items can give your home a new lease on life. It can also give guests an insight into your personality and make you feel more at home. You can display your decorative dishes, bowls, or other things that you collect. They can be displayed on shelves or bookcases. They may also be hung on walls.
Mirrors are a great decorating tool that you can use on a small budget. Large mirrors can make your room seem much bigger and brighter. They are interesting to look at and do not take much coordination to work into your current design style. You can lean a large mirror against a wall, place it on a mantle, or hang it on a wall.
Don’t forget to pay attention to other small details in your home. Small things, like interesting interior door knobs and levers, will have more of an impact on your home than you think. Updating these small details can make your home feel modern and new without much work on your part.
Sometimes our homes can seem off because they are cluttered and disorganized. Taking the time to go through and declutter your home will make it seem bigger and more beautiful. For the things that you keep, it is important to find an organizational system that works for you. It will need to accommodate your things, but also be something that will stay organized and be functional for your family. This can make all the difference when it comes to the atmosphere of your home.
You can always spruce up space by bringing in an element from nature. Depending on your style and access to nature, this can vary. You can bring in cut flowers to display in a vase on a table. You can also bring in river rocks, pine cones, or branches to display in containers on tables as a centerpiece.
Displaying fresh produce on tables and counties is another way to add color to your home and also encourage healthy eating. This will also help you change up your decor from time to time as different foods go in and out of season. As the seasons change, your fruit display will also change.
Houseplants are another way to bring nature into your home. Owning and taking care of houseplants has been shown to help with anxiety and depression. They add color and life to your home and encourage you to take advantage of natural light that can come into your house. Some plants can also help purify the air which will add to your overall health as well. Since plants come in all shapes and sizes, you are sure to be able to find something that will fit your design styles and add more personality to your home.