When you’re looking for a change in décor, you’re not always ready to completely redo a room. For the times when you’re looking for an upgrade, but not looking to empty your wallet, consider these 7 ways to make a small change for a big effect.
1. Add some color.
Painting a whole room can be a big (and expensive) undertaking. Instead, paint the ceiling. This will add a huge pop of color and won’t require a lot of time or paint.
2. Create a focal point.
Walk into your room and see which wall your eyes fall on first. Make that into a focal point by doing something big there. Hanging different sized pictures and decorations either in a pattern of more scattered can create a lot of visual interest.
3. Light it up.
Does the room look a bit dim? Consider a fun new lamp. Lighting can make all the difference in how you perceive the mood of a room. Choosing a lamp that accents other room décor or stands out bright adds a whole new layer.
4. Change up the sheets.
If the room you’re sprucing up is a bedroom, the bedding is a great place to start. The bed is the focal point of the bedroom so it makes sense that it should look sharp. Consider new bedding to make the space feel fresh and inviting.
5. Hang a mirror.
Mirrors are quite possibly the most cost-effective upgrade you can make. They brighten the room, they make it seem bigger, and they add visual interest.
6. Lay a rug.
Whether you’ve got hardwood, tile, or carpet, an area rug can add texture, color, and design to your room. Choose a neutral hue to accent other pieces or bold and exciting patterns to make it catch the eye.
7. Upgrade the shelves.
So you’ve had that old, cheap bookshelf for a few years. It holds your books and trinkets, but doesn’t do much for the eyes. Ditch it and add some floating shelves instead. These shelves save space, are easy to DIY, and look fabulous in any room.