No matter who you are or what your design aesthetic may be, chances are that you will have moments where your old decoration theme starts to grate on you. We’ve all been there. That chic countertop loses its luster, those adorable planters stops being cute, and even that paint hue you adored starts to look a little drab.
Thankfully, changing your home décor doesn’t have to be that hard. Depending on your budget and your ideal aesthetic, it can be fairly easy to give your home a whole new look. These ideas can make it easier than ever to get the most of your decoration budget.
Switch Up Your Countertops
Stone countertops are always in, but sometimes, even perennially-trendy fittings could use a little change from time to time. The two most popular countertop materials are granite and quartz, and if you have one, you might want to switch to the other for a new take on kitchens.
Both granite and quartz countertops are known for being sturdy, elegant, and incredibly easy to clean. So, most of your decisions here are aesthetics-based. The effects each countertop material has can be striking!
Quartz countertops are notably lighter than granite, which can help open up a smaller kitchen. The downside is that stains and grime are far more noticeable on quartz countertops than granite. Granite, on the other hand, offers a darker “chef’s kitchen” look that also hides stains.
The easiest way to change the entire look and feel of a home is to grab a bucket of paint and add a new dash of color to your wall. Color always sets the mood to a person’s home and “calls the shots” when it comes to ambiance.
By painting your room a different color, you change the mood almost instantly. The way your lights reflect the new paint, the way the new paint complements your décor, and even the way your home’s layout looks will have a new spin. Best of all, painting your place is a fairly affordable way to make things work.
Declutter Your Place
Are you feeling cramped at home? Do the walls feel like they’re closing in on you? Chances are that you didn’t feel that way before. When you’re starting to feel like you no longer have any space at home, it’s a good time to declutter your space by just throwing out everything you stopped using over the years.
This might not seem like a way to beautify your home or even switch up the décor, but hear us out. Removing items from your home is still a major change to your overall scenery and at times, can make a more extreme difference than something more involved, like a paint job.
Decluttering can be particularly useful if a large portion of your clutter involves decorative pieces such as faux plants and ceramic statuettes. It may be tough to throw out certain goods, but trust us, your overall aesthetic will be all the better for it.
Mirrors are a home designer’s best friend, and that’s true for almost every room in your home. Along with giving you a great place to adjust your hair when guests arrive, mirrors are known to help make a room seem bigger than it actually is.
An accent mirror doesn’t just offer the impression of a larger room, either. Mirrors reflect light, which means that your room will seem just a little bit brighter just by having a mirror inside. Accent mirrors in unusual cuts, or mirrors that have eye-catching frames, can also double as a main focal point in your room.
Invest in Accent Lighting
In the world of photography, there’s a common phrase professionals use: “Lighting is everything.” It’s absolutely true, too. Much like painting your room a different color, getting the right lighting can totally change the overall mood and appearance of your place.
Darker, warmer lights, for example, tend to add a dash of intimacy and romance to a room. Bright white lights, on the other hand, are a great option for rooms that need to have a stark, modern flair to them. Colored lights can offer an amazing dash of color and even add to room focal points.
Before You Start Anything…
It’s crucial to remember that any home redesign option you choose still needs a plan before you start making changes. Without a plan or a vision in mind, the chances of you making a pricey décor mistake skyrockets.
So, take a deep breath and sit down with a notepad before you make any major changes to your home. Plan things out and really think about how you want your home to look. Once you have that plan in place, dive in and let your creativity soar!