It’s that time of year when our living spaces could use a bit of a re-fresh. The holiday decorations have long been put away, the worst of winter is behind us, and spring is approaching. Now is the perfect opportunity to spruce up our interiors! Thankfully, there are lots of ways to update your home without buying new furniture or having to spend much. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite ideas here.
Tidy Up And Get Organized
One of the easiest ways to update your home starts with simply tidying up. Before you embark on any attempts at re-decorating, really assess your rooms with an eye to eliminating clutter, clearing off surfaces, and improving traffic flow. If you start by getting organized and clearing all non-essentials out of the way, the steps that follow will be much easier and more enjoyable. It will also allow you to better see the possibilities for your space!
Re-Arrange Furniture And Artwork
Many of us lay out our rooms, placing furniture in designated spots, and never think about moving them again. But rearranging your furniture and artwork occasionally can help you see and use your rooms completely differently. If you have the space, you might try moving your couch away from the wall and floating it in the room, or repositioning chairs and accent tables to create a brand new seating arrangement with a completely different vibe. Move artwork from one room to another to freshen up your walls and create new vignettes. Shop your own belongings and put them together in inventive ways.
Add Lighting Or New Window Treatments
Lighting can transform a room and alter the mood. Changes don’t have to be permanent or involve installing new fixtures; you can just as easily invest in a new table or floor lamp, which work equally well and are portable. Depending on the style of lighting you choose, you can add a modern element to your space or go vintage or retro. Use lighting for emphasis, to accent certain parts of a room, warm up cool corners, or add functionality. Window treatments can be used to similar effect: go sheer when you really want to maximize natural light or choose a blackout fabric when you’re after something cozier.
Splurge On A Few Key Accessories
Spaces that work and feel well-curated always nail the accessories. You likely have everything you need already; often it’s just about arrangement. But if you really crave something new to brighten up your home, why not select a few key pieces that will change up your look? Buy a couple of throw pillows in one of the season’s hottest colours, choose a rug with a great texture or print, and include some plants. One or two new items is often more than enough to bring a tired space back to life. Want to hop on the latest trend? Try Japandi, a mix of Japanese and Scandanavian design; it’s clean, minimalist, and warm all at once.
As you can see, there are lots of budget-friendly ways to update your home without buying new furniture. Embrace the possibilities in your space and experiment with different ways you can enjoy it. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Medallion blog for more home decor tips.