Do you look around your house and no longer feel inspired or satisfied by your décor? Chances are you tried a few trends that don’t seem as fresh and new as they once did. Or maybe the colour you chose for your walls looks outdated and drab. Regardless of your reasons, at some point you’re going to want to breathe new life into your home style-wise. Fortunately, there are many ways to rejuvenate your interiors this year in ways that will make a big difference without burning a hole in your pocket. If you’re ready to fall in love with your home all over again, add these interior updates to your 2020 to-do list. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel (and how much better your home will look) once you’re done.
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Redecorating doesn’t have to be daunting. These small changes will refresh your interiors and ensure that you welcome the year in style.
- Update Your Existing Window Treatments
Windows are often overlooked during home décor updates because we struggle to choose the best style for our rooms. This often leads us to giving up and leaving windows completely bare or to mount simple shades that only offer privacy. But a window needs to be dressed for light control, insulation and noise cancellation as well as add a spectacular design element. A window should be dressed to suit your taste, style and the rest of your décor. You may choose a beachy vibe with white sheer curtains, a minimalist one with bamboo shades, or go graphic and bold with geometric curtain panels. The options are virtually endless. If you’re getting stressed about too much choice, remember that sometimes the best thing to do is to match the curtain panels to the wall colour. This creates a cohesive look that matches any style.
- Use Plants to Enliven Empty Spaces
Whether you choose a freshly cut arrangement from the grocery store or potted ones, plants can make a room feel inviting. You may want to detox your home with freshly potted plants or focus on floral arrangements from your yard to add a delicate touch. If you don’t have a green thumb but want to purify the air naturally, search for plants that will thrive well in your home. You can start with succulents like jade plants or flowering ones like snake plants as they boost indoor air quality and are easy to maintain. You may even add an herb garden in your kitchen with edible greenery to serve two purposes – purify the air and provide fresh herbs for cooking.
- Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint
Applying a fresh coat of paint can rejuvenate a tired-looking area and quickly give it an updated appearance. Using vivid colours will make the room feel larger and look brighter. You may paint the walls and ceiling in different colours to create a contrast. If you’re having trouble choosing a colour, expect to see quite a bit of blue this year, according to an article published by CNN. This is because the Pantone Colour Institute has announced classic blue as the 2020 Colour of the Year. It’s a shade similar to that of the sky at dusk and “a colour that anticipates what’s going to happen next,” says Vice- President Laurie Pressman. The company is promoting it as “a restful colour” that “brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge,” according to Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman.
- Experiment with Flooring
Flooring is another area of home décor that’s often disregarded. However, since it’s a vast area, it’s important to give it the attention it deserves. Perhaps add an area rug to give an old room a new feel. Removable carpet tiles are another option; these colourful mats can be peeled and stuck to create fun patterns that work well in a tired-looking front foyer or kitchen.
- Add a Statement/Accent Wall
This is a major change you can make without investing too much money, effort or time. A statement or accent wall in any room can make the space seem richer and more dynamic. Select a playful pattern or paint a wall in your favourite colour if you’re worried about making a decision you might later regret. You can also choose from removable wallpapers. This means you need not stick to any particular pattern and can keep changing and updating your room. They come in amazing graphics and patterns that will make your room look like you spent a fortune without having to.
- Be Mindful of Lighting
When a homeowner considers options to brighten a space, their mind tends to go towards more light fixtures and brighter bulbs. This doesn’t have to be the case. Great ways to brighten a room include using reflective surfaces, like metallic items and mirrors, or choosing light fabrics. If you have darker furniture, such as a sofa, bring in light-coloured accent pillows to create a cheerful atmosphere.
Hopefully, this blog will help get you out of your rut and start your year off right by freshening up your interiors. All the changes and additions mentioned here are budget-friendly, totally doable, and will make an impact on any room. Your home is your haven, a place where you unwind and recharge, so you shouldn’t have to make compromises. Transform it however you want, so if there’s something you aren’t altogether satisfied with, work towards changing it.