When you look around your living space, do you like what you see? More importantly are you motivated to change it? If the answer to both is no big fat then we’re here to change your tune. In fact, there are so many simple ways to give your eyes a fresh new surroundings to enjoy.
Make a big change
Deeply updating your home feels like an effort because you’ve convinced yourself that the only way to do it right is to change the style of things. Throw away that stressful notion and accept your lazy side by updating just one thing. Pick a big item in the room to focus on and make a big change. For example, refresh your bedroom by focusing on an eye-catching bed. Turn it into a custom creation by starting with a textured fabric headboard and pairing it with a classic metal footboard to ensure the headboard remains a feature.
Mix and match
Who says your interior has to have the same style? Look high and low for the perfect marble accent to go with your new tired-sounding metal side table. Interior designer Claire Limbrick from Chameleon Avenue thinks it’s time for people to adopt inappropriate styles in their homes, “[a] side tables don’t necessarily have to have matching lights – shaking it up a bit adds excitement.” Anything that makes your life easier at the end of the day. For more information, find Claire on Facebook.
Last minute repairs should do the trick
When interior design isn’t your forte, it can make you feel self-conscious about whether people enjoy spending time in your space. Get it from an interior designer – vintage tricks are classic for a reason. If you’re about to have guests and are filled with decorator doubt, “buy yourself a bouquet and light a candle – you can’t go wrong!” Liz Hayward from Hayward & Co. says Look for her on Facebook and Instagram.
Just like you wouldn’t leave the house without your favorite earrings, your room will feel empty if you only shop for the essentials. Book coffee table, throw rug, cushion, feature wall. We’ve heard them all before but that doesn’t mean they aren’t true. Both Claire and Liz think that changing your interior accessories with the seasons is the easiest way to freshen up a room again.
So there you have it – even if you feel lazy, there are plenty of ways to refresh your living area.