Friday, 24 March 2017

5 Ways to Redefine Your Home Décor (through Simple Changes!)

Seeing the same furniture, art and accessories everyday can start to feel stale after a while.

If you spend your time scrolling through Pinterest dreaming of a room perfectly styled to the latest trends, then yes, its time to shake things up. We all want to get a fresh take on an old room once in a while, but we don’t exactly have the budget for a complete redesign once a year. 

Rather than planning a complete (and expensive!) makeover, why not try making a few subtle changes instead? You'll be surprised how removing, modifying or rearranging small things can make a huge difference. You won’t break the bank and you’ll feel like you have a brand new home! Our guest contributor Kayla has all the go to tips to inspire you to make a difference in your home décor through subtle and simple changes!

Window treatment
Changing the blinds or curtains on your windows can completely redefine the look of a room as it alters the way light enters and illuminates the space. People don’t often think of making this relatively easy change but it’s the first place you should start if you want a fresh look. Wynstan Blinds, located in Melbourne has a variety of options to choose from that will fit any style. Choose timber blinds to give the room a minimalist feel or sheers to create a romantic mood. All you have to do is add some plants and you have a whole new vibe going!

Plants
A few carefully chosen plants are a breath of fresh air in an old space. They literally clean the air! Many types of house plants clean and purify air which is great for any room in the house. Hang a pot plant in a basket in your bedroom or place a tall fiddle leaf fig or a mini palm in the corner of the living room. You can even plant a herb garden on your kitchen window or some succulents in the bathroom. Whatever room you are looking to update, a plant makes for a refreshing choice.

Cushions
Couch cushions add a splash of colour or texture to your living room. When you’re looking to make changes, it’s much easier to replace the cushions instead of the entire sofa. Try going for a different style than what you had previously. If you had bright patterns before, this time buy white or grey faux fur. If you had plain cushions, update them with a fun pattern or even mix and match a pattern and texture in with the original cushions to save money but still create a new and fun look!

Bedding
There’s nothing quite like fresh new bedding to make your room feel all kinds of cosy! Bedding is a simple way to hit the refresh button on your bedroom. If you stock up on two full sets of bedding, then you can interchange them every season and feel like you have new furnishings but without paying a penny. Try light cotton sheets and bright prints or white duvet covers for summer and flannelette sheets with a more muted print for winter.

Rearrange
The one home décor technique that won’t cost you any money is rearranging your furniture. Reorienting a room doesn’t just make you feel like you did an update, it feels like an entirely new room! Try rearranging your living room, bedroom or dining space next time you start to feel bored with any of the rooms. It will give you a new perspective on the space and your family or your guests will probably even think that it's all new furniture! Like curtains and blinds, rearranging your furniture changes the way light illuminates your space. Particularly in your bedroom, orienting your bed with the window in different ways can brighten up your mornings.

When your home needs a little freshening up, there’s no need to dive into an expensive design project. You’ll be surprised at the difference a few subtle changes can make! What are some of your go to tips when it comes to redecorating on a tight budget? Share your tips with us in the comments below.

Till next time... give your home a fresh update!

xox
Rani

About the Author
Kayla is a versatile content writer with a penchant for the world of digital marketing. With work spanning a variety of fields and businesses spanning across Australia, Kayla is always looking for something new to get excited about.

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