Have you yourself bored with your surroundings? Do you feel like your current decor doesn’t really reflect who you are? Most women find themselves feeling like this from time to time. After all, we never stop maturing and our tastes are always changing, why shouldn’t our decor evolve with us?
a few ways to breathe life into your decor
bring the outdoors in
Let’s begin with a change that’s easy to implement and something that you can do today. Buy some indoor plants. Adding plants to a room introduces a feeling of warmth and serenity. They add interest and dimension and help to improve the air quality.
Tip: If you’ve never cared for indoor plants before, choose plants that need minimal care and don’t die easily. Check out an Areca Palm or a Fiddle-leaf fig for a dramatic touch that needs little attention.
include all of your senses
The way your home makes you feel is not only about the way it looks. It is about the way it feels and smells too. Make sure you’re engaging all of your senses. Add texture by introducing home accessories like rugs, curtains, accent pillows, throws, and ottomans. Then, take it a step further with scent stimulation and add candles, wax warmers, or plugins to each space.
bring in the light –
This is more of a substantial change. It’s easy to implement yet can make a massive difference, especially if your property is lacking in natural light. Add table and floor lamps to spaces that are dark or lack windows. Hang mirrors in hallways and small spaces to reflect light. Your space will feel larger and brighter instantly.
Tip: If you’re ready to do a little renovating, consider adding windows and french doors strategically to usher in more natural light and illuminate the space. A renovation can be costly and time-consuming. So, before you start… know what you’re getting yourself into. Check out this home renovation e-Book for tips and detailed information.
fresh paint –
There is nothing quite like a freshly painted room to make a home look brand new. Changing wall colors has the ability to change the mood, feel, and overall theme of any space. Plus, it’s an inexpensive project that in most cases you can do yourself!
It’s important to consider your choice of color carefully. What looks good on a swatch can quickly underwhelm or overpower a room.
- If you are looking for something relaxing and soothing, choose neutrals or lighter shades of dense colors (like grey).
- If you like bold and vibrant, consider an accent wall, so that you don’t overwhelm the space.
- For kids rooms, instead of choosing primary blues or bold pinks, choose a more neutral palette that can grow with your children and use accessories to introduce color themes.
organize your space –
Sometimes the reason that you’re unhappy with the look of your home is not that you need to add anything… it’s because you need to eliminate some things. Look around. How organized is your home? Have you accumulated a bunch of unnecessary stuff? Are things where they’re meant to be? It might be time for a good purge and reorganization.