7 Instant Pick-Me-Ups For Your Home
No matter how much time and money you’ve spent over the years getting your space exactly how you like it, sometimes, when you’ve been looking at the same pieces day in and day out, you can get a little bored. If your space is feeling a little flat or just needs that extra something special, consider one of our below pick-me-ups for an instant upgrade.
Bare bulbs, begone! Nothing kills the beauty of a unique light fixture like staring at an exposed lightbulb. Add small sconce shades with bulb clips at the top to your sconces and chandeliers to make your design look more polished and pulled together.
With the changing of the seasons and the eventual arrival of the cold, now is a great time to switch out your throw blankets for something with a little more heft and texture. Anything from a furry throw or chunky knit will up the cozy factor of your room and inject another element into your décor.
Switch around the books and accessories you’re displaying on your bookshelves and built-ins to give your space a new look, without having to spend a dime. Bring items that were previously on high or low shelves to eye-level to introduce new pieces in your room’s sightlines and make them feel like new.
Replacing an area rug can be a costly venture, so consider bringing new life into your space by layering a smaller, contrasting rug on top of your existing piece. The new texture and design will feel fresh, without breaking the bank.
Although pricey, custom framing your artwork and photos will add a personal, professional look to your walls. Custom matting and frames will enhance the beauty of your pieces and preserve them from sun or light damage. If you’ve purchased original art, check to see if the artist has any framing recommendations, otherwise take some time to consult with the professionals at your local frame store. Trust us, it’s worth it.
Small side tables can act like little pieces of jewelry in your home, adding a new material, texture, or influence into your space. If your room is feeling flat, switch out a small table for something different to make the whole space seem fresher.
Sometimes, if you haven’t updated the photos in your frames in some time, you may stop appreciating the images because your eye is so used to seeing them. Refresh your frames with new pictures whether of recent events or vintage photos of your family. Switching it up will bring a smile to your face every time you lay eyes on them.