Effortlessly chic: Simple ideas for a fabulous home
We all want our homes to look beautiful and stylish. But we might not always have the time or the resources to opt for a complete makeover. Figuring out how to spruce up your home can sometimes be overwhelming. If your home is due a makeover, we are here to break things down for you. Focus on one area at a time. Details matter when doing up a home. Even if it’s wallpapering an area to give it a facelift or adding throw pillows on the couch, little things, done tastefully, can over time elevate your space. Here is a list of some great ideas that can get the ball rolling.
Use throw pillows
Adding some throw pillows or cushions can instantly change the mood of a space, making it feel more relaxed. Try playing with different colors and patterns. Whenever you get bored, you can simply swap the pillows or use different covers and change the look and feel of a space. Choose soft-to-touch fabrics like velvet if you want a classy touch.
Create a bar
It doesn’t have to be elaborate and lavish. A small table with a couple of bottles of good liquor or wine and a few glasses with a small decorative item or a flower vase can serve as an area of interest in your living room. Or you can also repurpose an old cabinet to create a proper bar area.
Add a floating shelf
Not only do floating shelves look great but they are easily one of the best home decor ideas that create more space on your walls and serve as easy ways to display your favorite things. Find a spot that could use one and create a small art and books gallery wall. You can rotate the items on display to change things up.
Decorate your coffee table
The coffee table is generally the focus of your living space. It’s, after all, mostly placed at the center of the seating area. So do it up and make it pretty. Use a table runner or a pretty tray and decorate it with books, vases, and flowers to give it a Pinterest-worthy look. Play around with scale for a great visual effect. Like throw pillows, you can occasionally change the items to refresh the look.
Wallpaper a small space
You don’t have to wallpaper an entire room. Just a small wall or a corner will do. There are many patterns and prints available these days so you can pick one to match your style. It’s fast, easy, and makes a world of difference. Go for just a hint of shine with a semi-gloss or luster sheen to keep it classy.
You don’t have to go out and buy art. You can simply frame some of your favorite pictures or postcards from your travels and display them on your walls. Buy some matching, sleek frames and create a gallery wall that will make you smile while adding a nice personal touch to your space. For a cohesive look, choose frames that work together. Picking two or three colors like black and gold or silver and white will help the display look coordinated.
Bring in the old
We tend to toss out the old and bring in new stuff but antique pieces can be great conversation starters. A black and white portrait of your grandparents, that vinyl record player that has been gathering dust in your parent’s store room, or the old teapot set—sometimes adding an old item into your space can make it charming. Just make sure it means something to you.
Switch out a light fixture
Light fixtures are often referred to as the ‘jewelry’ of a home. They can add a wow factor in the most serious of spaces. Wicker shades are in trend. Paper lampshades, especially large round or oval ones, can work beautifully in small spaces. Alternatively, you can also add a floor lamp to a room to give it a regal touch.
Move things around
Sometimes the easiest way to spruce up your space is to just move things around the house. You don’t have to buy anything new. Change the placements of the things you already have. It doesn’t sound like much but it works wonders in making a space look and feel different. Try it, you will be surprised.
Pick pretty towels
There might not be much you can do to revamp a bathroom on a low-budget but pretty towels or an area rug under the sink can work their magic. Ditch boring towels in favor of interestingly patterned ones. Add a small jute rug under the sink and top it with a pair of lush bathroom slippers for a relaxed feel to the space.
Keep your space clean
Follow the rule of threes (objects look best when organized in odd numbers, especially threes) and leave a generous amount of white space on your walls and surfaces. When it comes to looking elegant, less is always more. File paperwork out of sight, stow away cables when not in use, find a home for everything, and get rid of clutter.
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