If you never rearrange your living room furniture or decor, it’s easy to think it’s going to be that way forever. Even changing just a few small details can make it feel like a brand new living space.
And, sometimes a change feels spectacular. You might buy new clothes or color your hair a new shade, but other times there’s nothing better than freshening up your house.
Check out these five tips to discover the best ways to update your home. You won’t need a ton of time or a huge budget to make these simple adjustments.
1. Play with furniture placement
Think about which rooms you spend the most time in. Most people would agree that they’re in their living room more than any other place in their house, which is why it’s so easy to change things up by playing with furniture placement.
Decide on the focal point of the room. It could be your TV or a decorative entertainment center. Adjust your furniture so that everything points towards that piece. Move your couch to the other side of the room to see how it looks. Put the coffee table in front of your accent chairs to create more legroom by the couch.
Play with what you have to see what’s possible while allowing space for an open traffic pattern in and out of the room.
2. Change your linens
You can also change your linens to layer like a pro without buying another expensive piece. Switch them out with sheets that use a different color or pattern to make your rooms pop. You’ll love the way they look and the feeling of fresh linens.
3. Try new paint colors
Another aspect of refreshing your home is making it look cleaner. Once you put clutter away and take out the trash, try a new paint color that transforms any room into a cleaner space. Stick with neutral options like soft blues, muted pinks and light grays with cool undertones. It only takes an hour or two to paint a room, and you’ll get to enjoy the fresh look for months or years to come.
4. Make your home greener
Make your home an eco-friendly space with elements like air-filtering plants and natural light. Once you fall in love with sustainable home upgrades, go a step further and look into green roofing, which lasts three times longer than conventional materials without harming the planet during production.
5. Find new rugs
Anyone can use an easy visual change like a new rug in their home. They work in any space, like your front entryway, dining room or even your living room. Find a few that use the same colors as other decor pieces in your home or feature an interesting design. Roll them out on both carpet and hardwood to add depth to any room while creating a new theme.
Try something new in your home
If you’ve relied on the same decorating ideas in the past, it’s time to try something new. Look into rugs, paint colors and green roofing for simple solutions that change any home into a fresh new space.
AUTHOR: KACEY BRADLEY
Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Guides for Brides, Hotel Online and more!