5 Decorating Hacks to Refresh your Home

May 18, 2017 0 Comments

5 Decorating Hacks to Refresh your Home

If your home decor needs to hit the reload button STAT, there are a couple of techniques you can use without blowing your budget:

 

Hack #1: Change the Drapes

If you’ve been thinking of curtains as tools that block out the light (and pesky neighbors), it may be time to re-think your decorating strategy. Wall panels are a great way to filter natural light while adding personality and charm to your home. Drapes and curtains, on the other hand, can give you a sense of privacy while offering a refined touch of elegance. Be careful not to overdo it - choose a style that will harmonize with the rest of the room. If your room is heavily accessorized, you may want to lean towards a neutral look with solid colors. However, if your room is already neutral and minimalistic, think of curtains as wall art that can make your room pop!

 

Hack #2: Place a Rug

A room that lacks “oomph” is probably lacking a rug. Go for a neutral color that goes with the whole room for a classy look, or have some fun with a crazy pattern or bright colors. Texture is always an important detail. Ask yourself, “What is this room used for?”
A soft, deep texture may be great for sprawling on the living room, while a thin, easier-to-clean option might be best for the Dining Room.

BONUS TIP: Be mindful of the size of your rug - a rug that is too small will end up confusing your space. Measure out the space you need to cover on your floor, and then pick out a style you love!

 

Hack #3: Add some Throws

Throw blankets add a touch of texture, softness, and color that serve as the perfect accessory for a friendly home. They’re great for cuddling up with someone you love while watching Netflix, or lounging around on a lazy Sunday. You can hang them on a rack, toss them over the couch, or simply “throw” them on the bed. Families love to fight over who gets the best throw on movie night, so why not have a few stocked up near the living room?

 

Hack #4: Pillows, Pillows, Pillows!

Pillows are the best way to add a pop of color to your couch, bedroom, porch, even the patio! If you keep your walls, curtains, and flooring in subtle neutral colors, changing your pillows and rearranging furniture can do wonders for your Living Room. Plush pillows also create a sense of home, the little ones love to toss them on the floor to play and the not-so-little ones use them for some quality TV watching!

 

Hack #5 - Update your Home Accents

There comes a time in every home owner’s life in which we have to declutter. It’s amazing how many home accessories we end up owning throughout the years! Choosing select, modern pieces for your mantlepiece, coffee table, and other areas can give your home an open and inviting feeling that everyone (and you!) will love.

When you're working on decorating your house to look as homey as possible, there are many different techniques you can use. Always begin by decluttering, re-painting, and repairing outdated or broken home fixtures. From furniture to colors to style, there are tons of options for re-decorating your home in a fashionable yet charming way.

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