Hello decorating divas! I know you are often looking for ways to update and refresh your spaces but feel decor updates will be expensive or you’re overwhelmed by the prospect of starting a project. Many of us are also looking for instant results (apparently patience is a virtue but many of us are not very virtuous!). This week I am sharing 3 decor updates that you can complete this weekend – yes, you can finish 1 but all 3 are possible, trust me - without breaking the bank. Read on for tips and motivation.
Paint is one of the easiest and most economical ways to update a room. You may want to simply repaint a similar colour or would like to update to a completely different colour. If a change is in your future, you might be inspired by a colour in your sofa or throw pillows, a duvet or a colour palette from one of the paint companies. Whatever your inspiration, this update can be done in a day with little prep and can totally transform the space.
This is possibly my most fave way to brighten and refresh any room in the house. It can truly make a room look updated and make the existing lamp look brand new. Perhaps fresh white shades are your style or you are looking for a bit of drama and want to add colour to the room with patterned or coloured lamp shades. Lamp shades are available in a variety of shapes too – round, square, rectangular, tapered, oval or drum shaped. For a relatively low price, you can bring a whole new vibe and look to your space.
Many of us look externally for ways to update our spaces – everything from new furniture to new decor items, linens and more. Sometimes what our decor really needs is a good decluttering and editing. Remember that less is more and a decluttered room, whether by removal of furniture, items in a vignette, magazines, toys, books, clothes, etc., the space will instantly feel brighter, more open and calmer. The best thing about this tip is that it costs you absolutely nothing – whole new look for free :)
Which of these simple updates will you plan to do this weekend? You might choose to do one but I can guarantee that if you do all 3 to a room, the result will be instant update that looks like you spent far more. Check back next week for more tips and ideas for updates to you abode.
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