Have you ever looked at a room in your home and thought it looked… well, a little tired. A little dated or a little worn? I have 5 great ways to breathe a little life into your rooms and they are all quite easy and won’t break the bank! I’m not talking about buying new furniture or lamps or even a new rug (which would really help). Nothing that drastic! I’m talking about a few thing you can change up or add to any room that will be a breath of fresh decor air!
1. ADD PILLOWS
Can we talk about pillows. They are decor magic! Just the thought of them gets me all excited!!! Pillows can brighten up any space! They are an easy, cheery facelift for sofas and chairs. Just think of all the options! I love love love changing pillows with the seasons and holidays. To see a tutorial about arranging and styling pillows HERE. Don’t be afraid to get a little bold with pillows. A pop of color or fun is a very good way to freshen a room up!
2. ADD SOMETHING ORGANIC
Oh, I love flowers! And a big vase or container of flowers will certainly make a room come alive!!! Even a grocery store bunch of flowers looks amazing with a little extra care and arranging! But, don’t overlook indoor plants. I feel they have gone out of vogue lately. So sad! Don’t be part of this craze! Add a little pot of ivy or a fluffy pot of herbs and they will literally give life to a room. If you don’t like to care for plants then go faux… but look for great fakes! You don’t want to add any tacky looking fakes to a room!
3. ADD WINDOW TREATMENTS
I lived at StoneGable for over a decade without adding window treatments to our living room and dining room. We have such a great view and didn’t want to take away from that. But, what I forgot was that a window treatment frames the window and softens it and calls attention to what lies beyond. They add a huge dose of decor beauty to a room! Even my arched windows look so much better framed by drapes. There are so many great, inexpensive curtains that are fun and sassy and updated and will give your room a real upscaled look!
4. ADD FUN ART
Art is such a personal thing. Some people like every wall covered with all sorts of pictures and things. And some don’t. I fall somewhere in the middle, like most of us. Over the last few years I have become a fan of making my own art. Not painting it, but making it! Like hanging plates or shutters or a big clock on a wall as art. Or using Picmonkey to create an interesting collection of pictures to be framed. Look at your art… and look at your walls. Can you do a little updating? Here’s where you can get very creative! The map hanging over a guest bed was so easy to age! To see a tutorial, click HERE.
5. ADD TEXTURE AND LAYERS
This is probably my very favorite way to add interest to my home. Not only can we feel texture with our hands… we can also feel it with our eyes. A room can seem flat and even a little boring if we don’t fill it with lots of different textures! Soft, smooth, nubby, shiny… are examples of what textures should be in every room! And when we layer those textures it is pure magic! To see a DIY about layering decor, click HERE. Keep things interesting with textures and layers!
Now, head on over to the room you think needs a little decor love and ask yourself, “HOW CAN I BREATHE NEW LIFE IN HERE”? Use these 5 tips to breathe new life into your room!
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