After the holidays it’s easy to want to put away the Christmas decor and settle into a clutter free and less decorative space. After all, you are tired and less enthusiastic to get back into the groove. How about sprucing up your home quick and painlessly in one weekends time? Redecorating doesn’t have to be a 3 month project but rather a fun weekend spicing up rooms to make them fresh and exciting for the new and upcoming year.
Refresh with Color
Color can be the number one way to give your home an instant makeover, especially if you live in a room of colorless white and blah beige. Why not add bright fun throw pillows or draperies to your rooms for instant cheeriness. Rooms that already have a neutral palette such as this example from houzz are easier to add your favorite splash of color, while other rooms will require the help of a handy color wheel to give you the best color options. For example. If you have a room that is primarily yellow, add blue or green to give a rich punch of color. remember fabrics come in a variety of color, pattern and texture, so search in your local fabric store to find great finds to help get you started.
Accent walls are great weekend projects that only take one trip to the local home and garden store to make a great statement like this image below from houzz. There are more ways to add a spectacular wall treatment without the mess of wallpaper glue. Now you can purchase stick on wall murals and wall paper that can simply be added or easily removed when you are ready for an update. Click on Temporary Wall Paper to see some wonderful examples of what you can do!
Update a Window
There are hundreds of ways to update a window; Valances, Roman shades or curtains are to name a few, however, you may not have the time or money to invest in a brand new custom window treatment. So why not click on Pinterest and make your own custom No Sew window treatment in hours rather than paying too much money and waiting weeks for install. Here is one I found that you may enjoy doing: No Sew DIY Window Treatment. Enjoy!
Bring in Nature
Our homes are meant to be cozy environments filled with the things we love and enjoy having around us. Plants, flowers and other botanicals should be introduced to our indoor spaces in order to give life and color. There are ways to bring the outdoors inside the home. One way is to add potted plants and flowers like you see here in this example from houzz. Another way is to have lovely Audubon images reflected in paintings, prints or sculptures. Birds and other animals display another touch of the natural world in the way of wild life and give a warmth and comfort a home needs.
Refresh with Paint
Paint is always a good idea when it comes to speedy makeovers. Whether you decide to paint a pair of wooden chairs, an accent wall or the kitchen island, a fresh coat of paint will easily give an update to rooms and will have your friends wondering if you spent a lot of cash. The way you can bring about change this new year is to concentrate on the things that will give you more bang for your buck. Be intentional and look at the big picture of your home as being a place where you and your family dwell to find comfort and happiness. Little subtle changes will always give you a different perspective that is good for the soul.