We’ve all been there, walking into a room you were once in love with, and now simply having that blah feeling each time you enter. Perhaps it’s a trend you picked up a few years ago that is now feeling outdated and stale, or a large rug and accent pieces that no longer go with your current decor. Regardless of the reason, all of us have had that urge to spruce up our home.
Here are four updates that will instantly transform a room and make you fall in love with it once again.
1. Update Your Walls
The walls of your home and specific rooms hold a lot of power when transforming your design. While painting is an obvious change, the fact that walls take up a lot of space can quickly become an overwhelming option. However, you don’t need to repaint or address every wall to make a significant impact. Replace a mirror with a sophisticated ledge gallery or swap out a gallery wall with a large piece of statement art.
Shelving is another stellar addition you can add to a room without taking up any square footage while at the same time showcasing some of your favorite pieces that reflect your style and personality. Stagger smaller shelves to add movement to your look and display small knick-knacks or hang a set of floating corner shelves to show off a cohesive collection of pictures and other decorative pieces.
2. Change Your Rug
Rugs have a way of bringing a design together. Whether swapping out an old one for something new or adding a large rug where there wasn’t one before is a no-fail way to transform a space. With so many sizes of rugs to choose from including small accent rugs, hallway runners, and 8×10 area rugs, it’s an easy way to add texture and style to any space – including kitchens.
3. Rearrange The Furniture
Looking for a way to change the look of a room without adding anything new to the space? Rearranging the furniture can completely switch up the look and feel of any room. While an easy and quick transformation trick, it’s essential you consider visual weight when doing so. For instance, having a large piece of furniture on one side of your room means you need to balance it out with another piece similar in size or a cluster of smaller items taking up a similar amount of space. A large rug can offset the look too.
4. Add Some Greenery
The stylish impact of plants often gets overlooked. However, bringing the outside indoors brings life to any space, both literally and figuratively, and works with any aesthetic you may be going for. Minimalists may stick with a few artistically arranged plants hanging in a window or on a table, while others may enjoy the look of greenery clusters.
Whether moving a piece of furniture across the room, swapping pieces with a friend, or repurposing something from your junk drawer, there are many ways you can instantly transform a room, including the tips above like using a large rug and a little ingenuity.