Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Soft Surroundings
Is there a room in your home that you like but maybe you would love it if had a little decor help? I felt that way about one of my guest rooms. It had nice furniture and great bones, but it had become just a tad tired around the edges. Rooms like these are perfect for freshening up. These rooms don’t need an entire makeover…we don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. What we need are a few tips to get us rolling in the right direction and a plan to spruce things up a bit! Here are 5 tips to refresh a room!
Now let’s refresh a room!
The front guest room at StoneGable was in need of a few changes. I used these 5 easy to do tips to give it a fresh updated look!
I’m amazed how easy it is for the rooms in my house to collect things. Things that don’t belong in that room! As hard as I try it’s just the natural way of things around here. The first thing I do when I’m going to do any kind of makeover, big or small, is to purge and edit… and purge and edit… and purge an edit. My mantra is BE RUTHLESS!
I like to keep our guest rooms uncluttered so our guests have space to move around. Less is best when it comes to a guest bedroom. So purging is a must!!!!!
When it’s time for you to change things up a little, you should think about doing this first. It will make you feel amazing!!!!!!
I think one big question to ask yourself when freshening up a room is DO I NEED TO PAINT ANYTHING? Ceiling, walls, doors, molding, closets? Now is the time to get out the paintbrush! A fresh coat of paint makes a huge difference any a room!
I’m always so surprised how bright and clean my rooms looks with a fresh coat of paint… even the same paint. Our painted surfaces get dirty, dusty, grimy and scuffed! So get out those paintbrushes and rollers and let them work their magic on a room!
Knowing what is and isn’t working in a room takes thought and a critical eye. I try not to let sentiment get in the way of making a change. And for me, that’s hard! But I have to steel myself against keeping things that no longer work in a room!
Yes, that might be my great grandmother’s sewing machine but would it look better somewhere else. And yes, my Aunt Suzy did give me her perfume bottle collection, but maybe keeping just one bottle would be fine to remind me of her. And wouldn’t some of my other female relatives like one too?
The more sentimental an item is the harder it is to make the decision to keep it or to do something else with it.
Make a list of what isn’t working in the room and get working on changing one at a time!
One thing that really was not working in this guest bedroom was the quilt. All my beds here at StoneGable are covered with white quilts. But the one in this guest room had really seen better days. So, I got this stunning stitched Mustique Matelasse Coverlet and matching Mustique Matelasse Pillow Shams. They are soft and oh, so pretty!
Everything has a lifecycle. For me, it’s easier to replace or upcycle one thing than it is to wait until everything in a room gets worn out and then try to replace it all. Or worse, to becomes so overwhelmed that I don’t do anything!
When it’s time for a little refresh make one great investment! You will be so thankful you did!
For the guest room, I replaced a chair with dated fabric on it (it’s being slipcovered and is moving to another room) with the gorgeous Fioravanti Upholstered Settee in “Mineral”! Oh, I love this little sofa. The fabric is just gorgeous!!!!! Sumptuous is the best word to describe it!
My favorite way to add new accents to a room is to shop my house and change things up a bit! Things are always finding a new home at StoneGable!
The little plant came from another guest room as did the pillows and the quilt/throw at the end of the bed.
I did add a pretty dust ruffle to the bed. I felt it looked a little bare without one! And I’d been sighing over the Raw Silk Woven Bedskirt for quite awhile!!!! Isn’t it a beauty?
The next time your room could use a little freshening up remember these 5 easy tips!!!!