You do not have to spend a huge amount of money to give your home an updated look. Decorating your home can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. If you are tired of the current look and you want something fresh, you do not have to overhaul your entire home. Whether you want to buy a few new items or you want to use what you have, you can decorate without taking out a second mortgage. A few simple things can give you the fresh and updated look you desire.
Rearranging the furniture
Something as simple as changing the position of your furniture can make your home look new. Try some new positions and remove or switch some of the pieces. If you do not use all the chairs that make up the dining set, use some of them in other locations such as next to the sideboard, alongside the entry console table or even in your bedroom or study. This will save you the cost of buying new furniture and you can avoid the overcrowded look.
Update your lighting fixtures
Your lampshades and other lighting fixtures can affect the way your room looks. Old outdated fixtures can make your room feel old. The special lampshade you received from your grandmother might hold sentimental value but it may not be the most appropriate living room décor accessory for your modern home. There are many modern fixtures that can make the best statement and the best news is that they are easier to clean and they do not cost too much.
Painting the walls and furniture
If your rooms have had the same paint color for years, it is time to change the look. A new paint job is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to decorate your home. Choose bright colors to brighten your rooms or darker colors if you are looking for a more dramatic look. Fortunately, there are thousands of shades to choose from and you can get any look that you desire. Remember that the color you choose can make your room look smaller or larger. You can even give your cabinets or furniture a new paint job.
Decorating your space effectively
There are several ways to decorate your room and they include creating a collection using different accessories or décor elements. Items like picture frames, vases, souvenirs and other accessories can look great when grouped together. You can place them on a tabletop or on the wall depending on the items but make sure that you avoid cluttering the space. Decorating your personal spaces is just as important as decorating the living room. Remember these are areas where you spend a lot of time.
If you have a large open floor plan, it is a good idea to create a cozy space where you can relax or enjoy intimate moments. You can use different fixtures to create a space that can end up being everyone’s favorite spot. Avoid the “matching” look by ditching the coordinated fabric pillows for something different. Using different colors and patterns can give your room a more interesting look.