It’s that time of year, after all of the Christmas decorations are put away and springtime is teasing us (hello random 70 degree weather in early February!) It puts me in the mood to update my home decor…pack up all the heavy, dark, wintery items and freshen up everything. Here are some quick and easy updates you can do in one weekend (like this weekend, which happens to be a long one for some!)
Add some color and texture with accessories. Even small additions (or swaps) like picture frames, vases, figurines, etc can give a sense of “newness” in your home. Check out thrift stores, yard sales or places like Homegoods, World Market and Pier 1 for unique items. I wrote a post here on ideas and what to look for. You can also shop your own house! Switch items from room to room or spray paint them for a new look.
2. New Fabrics.
Try brighter or lighter drapes to allow more light in or switch out pillows with heavy fabric to lighter or brighter ones. Also take a look at your bedding. A new duvet or quilt might be just the update you need.
3. Refresh Furniture.
Have an old piece of furniture that’s an eye sore? Consider painting it or seeing if it would be better in another room of your home. Changing hardware on furniture is a super easy update as well; all you need is a screwdriver and new hardware.
4. Add Mirrors.
Mirrors are great in any room. They reflect light making a room brighter, they also can make a room appear larger. Thrift shops and yard sales are great sources for large mirrors. Remember you can always update the frames with a little can of spray paint!
5. Style Your Kitchen.
Kitchens are often forgotten about when decorating. Hang some art on the walls, arrange a colorful fruit bowl, and bring out pretty dishes to display. If you have an eat in kitchen or dining room, change your table linens or seat cushions for an inexpensive update.
6. Bring Nature In.
This is a super easy way to decorate for the seasons. Add a vase of pretty flowers or a plant to any room and it immediately feels more welcoming and fresh.
7. Don’t Forget Smells.
Sometimes all you need is a new candle to make your home feel new and refreshed!
What are some tips you’d add to this list?