If you’ve been spending a lot more time inside your home than ever before, you may be sick of staring at the same thing day after day. But you can give your space a quick and easy refresh without having to spend a lot of time or big bucks. Here’s how.
Bring new life (literally) to your space with houseplants. That splash of color and the air-filtering effect of beautiful plants can really change the feel of a room. You can get anything from gorgeous orchids in full bloom to lush palms, cute succulents, or delicate hanging greenery. And the containers they’re in become a design element too, whether you go neutral or get really creative with shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. Near Olympus Boulevard in Frisco, Texas, nurseries such as Calloway’s Nursery and Shades of Green, florists such as Patti Ann’s Flowers on Main Street, and the big box home improvement stores will have a good selection. Or shop online and have them delivered right to you. Easy!
One of the easiest and most cost efficient ways to transform a room is through accessories. New throw pillows in on-trend fabrics can totally change the look of your sofa. Some new wall art, a swag chandelier (no hardwiring required), or a boldly patterned new rug can take you from bland to blinged in a snap. You can even DIY it by hanging your collection of straw hats on the wall to make a boho-chic art piece. And best of all, these items are all simple to swap out when you’re ready for another makeover.
Redecorate with Things You Already Own
Sometimes you don’t need to spend a penny to revamp a room. Just rearrange and repurpose the furniture and accessories you already have. Reorient your sofa to the opposite wall. Swap out the accent chairs in your living room for a different set from your bedroom. Get crafty and paint or decoupage an end table or cabinet to give it a whole new look. Gather several framed prints and photographs hanging in different rooms and rehang them together to make a gallery wall. Think about using items in unexpected ways to create a design that’s uniquely yours.
Whoever invented removable wallpaper deserves an award! This stuff is genius, especially if you’re renting or you’re a commitment phobe. Removable wallpaper comes in a multitude of colors and patterns to suit any style or design scheme, and it has a non-permanent adhesive backing. So you just stick it on where you want it, and peel it off when you’re done. Use it to add a pop of color on the back wall of a shelving unit. Create a backsplash effect in your kitchen or bathroom. Cover an entire wall in your living room or bedroom to create a stunning focal point. And then remove or change it whenever you want.
Have fun reinventing your rooms and then sit back and enjoy the end result. You can find more great ideas for home improvement in the Olympus Boulevard blog.