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Small Ways to Refresh Your Home

Tired of looking at the same old home décor? Projects you still haven’t crossed off your to-do list? You don’t need to perform a complete renovation to make changes in your home. After all, it’s the little things that count. Small projects can be completed more quickly, cost less, and provide a fresh look for stale surroundings. Here are minor but effective ways you can refresh your home.

 

  • Hang new drapes. Replacing your windows is a lot of work, but hanging new drapes can give them a whole new look without the big budget. Maybe you’re currently working with vertical blinds or a simple curtain. Swap them out for floor to ceiling drapes that create length in the room. A bold new color or pattern can bring life into rooms with neutral walls.
  • Clear away clutter. Walking into a clean space is refreshing. Clearing away the piles of paper and junk laying around the house can work wonders in terms of revitalizing a room. Make sure all your clothes are hanging and put away in the bedroom. Get rid of items that make you question why you even have them in the first place in spaces like the home office or kitchen counter. A room that is mess free is stress-free.
  • Paint an accent wall. The professional Birmingham painters say you don’t need to repaint the entire room to give it an update. Choose one wall in a particular room and paint it in a contrasting color that compliments the other walls and the rest of the décor. If you don’t have much in the way of accessories, use a bolder color on the accent wall to turn it into the focal point of the room.
  • Rearrange furniture. When you’re working with a budget, rearranging your furniture is the most cost-effective option – free! Moving around the objects in a room can make it feel larger. In addition to revamping the room, moving furniture can help save your flooring by creating new high-traffic areas and make cleaning nooks and crannies easier.
  • Adjust lighting. Making adjustments to accessories like lighting can make a huge difference in the appearance of a room. In rooms with a lot of windows, welcome as much natural light as your space will allow. For those rooms with floor or table lamps, find a funky or modern lampshade that fits in seamlessly with the rest of the room to swap with an old shade. If you have fluorescent overhead lighting, replace it with softer incandescent bulbs.
  • Change up hardware. One of the easiest ways to update a room is to replace the hardware used around the room. From cabinet doors to dresser drawers, and door handles, you name it. These minor changes can subtly revamp the furnishings in any room. Spring for unique hardware from a thrift store or garage sale to amplify your home decor’s uniqueness.

 

Though these updates may seem minuscule, they can refresh your home instantly. They’re the type of changes that make your house guests say, “What have you done in here? It feels different but looks great!” For more help refreshing the look and feel of your home, contact Theresa Gionesi, a Long Island, NY interior decorator.

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