Sometimes, all it takes is a slight change to liven up your living space. Here are 11 small touches that will give your home a refreshing new look.
Mirrors add the illusion of space by reflecting light and mirroring other decor elements in your space. You can transform your living room or bedroom with a decorated mirror frame.
Some mirror frame ideas to try:
A refreshed front door can transform your home and add curb appeal. Before you paint it, ensure you know what your chosen color looks like in the sun or under artificial light at night.
You may want to go for neutrals or darker colors. You might be surprised to know that a black front door can increase your home’s value by $6,721, and while you may not want to sell your house, this just shows the impact of a different door color on the aesthetics and value of your home.
Even just one plant can add some character to your home. They make a space seem more lively and refreshing. In addition to adding charm to your home, plants also have several health benefits, like purifying your air, improving sleep, aiding stress relief, and increasing concentration.
Think about how you can complement your decor style. A modern and minimalist house will benefit from sleek, neutral-colored pots, while a midcentury modern aesthetic will look better with potted plants arranged on wooden or metal plant stands. Play with layers and place a few small plants on top of a coffee table or a large plant in a corner with a smaller one next to it.
High-quality doorknobs add some protection and style to your home. It’s usually as easy as removing old door knobs, matching the new ones to the holes and screwing them into place. When replacing exterior door knobs, remember to replace the exterior locking system to maintain protection levels.
Do you tend to forget your house keys? This is your chance to install a smart door handle that you can unlock with a keypad, your fingerprint, or your phone.
You won’t believe the difference new fixtures make to your bathroom! They can completely change the overall feel of your home.
Replace bathroom fixtures like faucets with bold-colored black or gold ones. You can get new fixtures in almost any style, whether you want a gold brass-style sink faucet or a black minimalist contemporary faucet. These fixtures can brighten up the bathroom without having to repaint or do a complete haul of your tub or sink. And while you do it, why not replace or paint the flusher, too?
Give your curtain rods sophistication with a finial that matches your decor style. They come in various shapes like leaves, spirals, crystal balls, and urns. You can also add matching curtain tiebacks to tastefully draw your curtains and let the sunlight in on sunny days.
Since finials are removable, why not buy a few spare pairs to refresh your home in seconds?
This is another small touch that will transform your home instantly. An accent wall can turn an otherwise plain space into a conversation starter. Some ideas you might want to consider:
Spray paint decor items like end tables any color you want to give your home a fresh look. Painting also gives you an opportunity to recycle items you might have given away or thrown away in exchange for new ones. A color like gold will go well with blue furniture and accessories, while teal complements a home with lots of wooden elements and earthy tones.
Mounted TVs look great and give you better viewing angles by letting you tilt your screen in different directions. In smaller spaces, it can make a room look less cluttered. You could move your TV to the corner to make room for more furniture, or you can use your entertainment center for decorative items, plants or a diffuser.
Your bookshelf is likely already a piece of furniture that stands out. Take advantage of this and spruce it up. To revamp your bookshelf, you can:
Get a cord box or drill a hole into your entertainment center to pull cords through and hide them. This tip is not limited to your living room either. Cord boxes are also useful in bedrooms, studies, and any place with cables. They make a space look cleaner and also make your workspaces safer, reduce troubleshooting time, and protect your cables from pinching and breaking.
You can transform your home with a few simple touches. Most projects will take less than a day to implement, so even with limited time, you can still give your space a refreshed look.
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