Occasionally, a room needs a makeover…
You know it’s time for a makeover because you start to feel sluggish or uninspired in the room. So now you want to do something, but what? Check out these simple tricks to add life to any room without a huge commitment of time or money.
Create an Accent Wall
An accent wall takes very little time and enables you to make a big personal statement at the same time. Simply choose your wall and go for it! You can paint the wall a different solid color or buy wallpaper that can easily be added. From there, your choices are endless. You can add artwork, pictures, memorabilia or build on a theme. Either way, it’s a simple way to add some flair and energy to any room. For even more impact, the dominant color from the accent wall should be visible in small objects around the room: a throw pillow, a vase, picture frames, etc.
Finding a simple print on a canvas can add a fun accent piece to your room. Just the color palette alone can add a pop of color to a monochromatic room or tie the whole room together. You can buy fun canvases at any home goods or vintage store that are already made. Or, you can turn a regular evening into a fun craft night and use a plain canvas and some paints to create your own artistic statement.
Plant an Indoor Garden
An indoor garden will literally add life to your room. Not only will your plants add a pop of green and give your room a natural feel, but they will also help purify the air in the room. Psychological studies have also observed nature’s calming effect on people. Not only will your room look better, but it will also help you feel better.
Add a Fun Rug
This will add some color where people don’t really expect to see color - the floor! Adding a new rug is an easy way to elevate the decor in any room. Area rugs also help center an irregular space by defining an area. For example, select the area of the room you want as a sitting area and roll the area rug into that space. Then, cluster your chairs, sofa, and tables into a sitting area atop the rug.
Add a Big Mirror
It’s like adding a painting, but whoever looks in the mirror becomes the painting! All you have to do is buy a mirror and a cool frame. It’s a super easy way to add style to any wall. Bonus - it will also make the room feel bigger!
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