5 Easy Room Refreshers
If there is one question I get asked on a frequent basis it’s “What can I do to update my interior without spending a lot of money?” That’s certainly a million dollar question, and fortunately an easy one to answer. Most people don’t want to invest their life savings into reviving a tired interior, and quite frankly neither do I. But, there are ways to revive and renew a space that will create the illusion that you just bankrolled a renovation.
1) Replace. Yes, one small change can make a huge difference. It’s like changing the jewelry on a dress. If it’s in a kitchen, replace the faucet or change out the cabinetry hardware. Living rooms or bedrooms replace your lampshades with ones that have texture, or vibrant prints.
2) Add Drapery. This may be one of the last additions in a home, but adding curtains brings in texture, pattern and adds a finished look to a space. Just remember to hang high on low ceilings for added drama & height.
3) Rearrange Your Furniture. I do this several times a year, it’s as easy as swapping out pieces from different rooms. Even a new layout will refresh a space and give it new life.
4) Add wallcovering/paint. Updating with lighter colors makes a room feel fresh. One of my favorite ways to add visual punch is to paint or wallpaper an accent wall. If you don’t want to commit to an entire room-paint the back of a bookcase or niche.
5) Add Wall Art. Group together favorite family photographs on a wall or unique accessories. Kelly Werstler did a massive plate arrangement on a wall at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. It was stunning and would be easy to replicate on a much smaller scale (with less expensive plates). Not an artist? You can make your own wall art. So many novices create their own masterpieces, pick up a brush, paint and get in touch with your creative side.
What tricks have you used to refresh a room in your home?