We all get tired of our surroundings from time to time, and it can be easy to want to jum straight to making a drastic change – however, sometimes all we need is a simple change to the room that makes all the difference and makes it feel like a new house. We’ve gathered some affordable and easy ideas below!
- Plant simple flowers in the garden
Not all of us are blessed with a green thumb, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have nice gardens. Picking plants that are simple to look after is an easy way to refresh the look of your garden without too much effort. Brightly colored flowers are the best choices, and it’s easy to find things like tulip bulbs for sale, or something with a lovely scent like hardy lavender will work well too.
- Change your curtains
Although we stop noticing them after a while, curtains can make all the difference to a room. Tired, limp, or dirty curtains bring down the atmosphere, and you should look into getting new curtains before you decide to redo the whole room. Start by getting a new pair in a similar color to what you already have to brighten up your existing aesthetic, or, unless you have a specific room design in mind pick a neutral color that will go with any color scheme.
- Try scented candles
A simple way to change the atmosphere and add to the ambiance of your home is simply to add some scented candles – a trick that works all year round! In summer, you can pick fresh scents such as lemon or sea salt, and in the winter pick warmer scents such as cinnamon or spiced apples. Beautiful and refreshing on a late summer evening or cozy and romantic on a cold autumn night, this is the perfect way to spruce up your home.
- Reupholster your chairs
This one requires a bit of know-how – but as long as you pick the right kind of chairs, it’s nothing a little thought can’t sort out. Reupholstering the sofa might be a bit of a stretch but dining room chairs are easy to do and it’s a simple way to change the atmosphere of the room where you enjoy meals and family time.
Before you go looking through paint swatches and hiring a decorator, try a couple of these simple updates and see how different they make your home feel.