It can be really easy to feel bored with your home decor. Sometimes we get so used to our living space looking one way that they just don’t excite us any more. While big remodeling projects are always one option, they frequently aren’t an easily affordable one. Fortunately, you don’t have to remodel in order to get a new look.
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Another way to change the look of a room is through home organization. Reorganizing busy areas with storage baskets are great way to do this. Baskets can be both decorative and functional, giving you a place to put your magazines, craft supplies, or even your table linens.
Paint gets old and tired over time. It actually fades and changes color if you leave it up long enough. One of the simplest and most affordable ways to spruce up your home decor is to paint it. Painting requires the paint and some home improvement supplies and/or painting supplies, and only takes a day or two in most cases. When your finished the room will look completely different, and even the way the light bounces around the room will be different. If you’re considering a major change in color, paint a large piece of cardboard in the color you’re considering and hang it up on the wall for a day or two in order to get a feel for what the color will look like at various times of the day and evening.
You can easily change the look and feel of a room by decorating it with a specific theme. There are tons of choices, including Southwestern, Western, nautical, floral and many more. Once you find a theme you like you can start incorporating pieces into the room. Changing up fabric patterns, textures, and fabrications can quickly shift the look and mood of a room. Home decor items including throw rugs, decorative pillows, and artwork complete the look.
Over the last decade, many homes have been built with great rooms that flow from the foyer to the living room, dining room, and kitchen. While many people embrace this kind of open architecture, others feel that it robs living space of intimacy. Privacy screens and room dividers are an inexpensive way to divide space. Known as shoji screens in Japan, these screens are typically four feet tall and have two, three, or four panels. They serve to create smaller, cozier spaces within a larger room, and their portability enables you to rearrange them periodically to bring a fresh look to your dining or living room.
Add Space To It
If your living quarters are small or simply cluttered, there are many interior home decor techniques you can use to make the space seem larger. For example, use nesting tables to conserve space in your living room and buy a coffee table with a lid or drawers that add storage space.
The fastest way to change the mood of your home decor is to change the lighting. If you have overhead lights, switch to wall sconces. If your dining room needs a pick-me-up, install a new chandelier. Re-lighting a bathroom can have a dramatic impact, as can adding table lamps to end tables in the living room.
Sprucing up your home doesn’t require a lot of money; it only requires some desire, imagination, thought and effort. Once you’ve finished sprucing up the decor of a room it will feel new again and you’ll be more excited to spend time in it or entertain in it.