As the interior design experts at Décor Aid stressed in a recent meeting, there are plenty of small things that you can do to cheer up the look of your old, tired space. These easy to manage tasks shouldn’t take up an entire weekend and won’t drain your wallet. Here are 5 easy ways on how to freshen up your home décor straight from our team of interior decorators.
Paint Your Front Door
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your home’s facade is to simply give your front door a an entirely new look. Remember that the entrance to your home is as important as the home décor in your interior. This is the first thing that your guests see the moment as they approach your home. Therefore, if you want to make a good impression, start by transforming the look of your front door.
Some of the best colors to consider are bright red, fuchsia, and any pastel colors that you fancy. Another great idea that you can apply to spruce up your home’s facade is revitalizing your deck, verandah, or fence. Start by giving them a quick clean. Then think of a color that could work well with the color of your front door. If you’ve chosen to paint your front door a bright color, you should consider sticking to white for your fence or deck in order to make your door stand out even more.
After you’ve painted your door and revitalized your deck or fence, consider giving your garden or yard a whole new look as well. You don’t really need to do something major as simple gardening tasks will do. A variety of colorful plants will also do. Perhaps, you can grow striking petunias to make your front facade even more colorful. If you prefer a more dramatic look to freshen up your home facade, grow some flowers in a painted pot or container and arrange them on the side of your door. This is definitely a great way to welcome guests into your home.
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Space Out Your Shelf Display
Now that you’re done with your front entrance, survey inside your home and think of ways on how you can freshen up your home interior design. Our designers at Décor Aid recommend spacing out your shelf displays. A common misstep for homeowners we see is to fill their shelves with as many objects as they can in order to utilize every inch of the space. But one of the best ways to freshen up your home is to free up your shelves while reserving a part of each shelf for displaying some interesting decorative pieces. In doing so, you’ll not only end up creating a sense of space in your home interior design, but you could also turn your ordinary looking shelf into a stylish statement.
If you’ve got an old wooden shelf filled with stuff, empty it out and give it a fresh new coat of paint. You can paint it with a brilliant blue color or anything that complements the rest of your home decor. After you paint the shelf, put it back and decorate with jewel-like wine glasses, colorful teapots, and framed photos and art. Just make sure not to clutter up the space as it could totally defeat the purpose. The key is to freshen up your home by restyling your shelves to create an amazing impact for your overall home interior design.
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Rearrange Your Pillows
You want easy and cheap ways to upgrade your house? By simply rearranging something as simple as your living room pillows, you’ll breathe new life into your home’s interior design. Consider reviving the look of your old and worn out pillows by replacing their covers. Doing so can also bring life back to your neglected living room sofa and couches.
You don’t need to shop for new pillow covers if you think it’s out of your budget. If you have basic knowledge with sewing, those old colorful scarfs and shawls that are sitting in your wardrobe can actually be repurposed as colorful pillow covers. Otherwise, simply rearrange your old pillows. Take time to look at those old pillows sitting around your living room and see if you can come up with a new and interesting arrangement for them.
If you no longer fancy those pillows sitting on your living room couch and you feel like you can no longer revive their look, treat yourself to some new ones. You’ll find plenty of great pillow options at discounted prices online. Investing in new sets of colorful pillows is one of the easiest ways to spruce up your home.
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Change your Furniture
Take a look at your furniture. Are they looking old and worn out? If so, consider investing in new furnishings. While this may not be the best approach on how to spruce up your home on a budget, having new furniture is a no-brainer, effective way to spruce up your home. Swap your dark wooden benches for a light colored upholstered sofa. Just make sure that the color matches with the rest of your home decor.
Since we are summer, the home designers of Décor Aid suggest decorating your home interior with colored wicker furniture pieces. There are plenty of affordable garden-inspired furnishings that can freshen up your home interior design. For instance, you can opt for rattan furniture. These furniture pieces are extremely versatile and can work in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Paint An Accent Wall
Another easy way to freshen up your home without spending a lot of money is to simply paint an accent wall. Now that spring is here, you can finally open up your windows and let fresh air in. Spruce up your home this spring by painting an accent wall on one area of your living room. It should be a high-contrast color or a color that’s brighter than the rest of the colors in your interior design.
Don’t be afraid to use bold color for an accent wall. However, make sure you adorn your living room with home decor that coordinates with the new color on your wall. Think outside the box if you’re considering new accents for your wall. Be as creative as you can when it comes to the choice of paint color. You can even opt for stripes and use paint with specialty finishes. Painting is no doubt one of the cheapest ways to upgrade your house.
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