Posted on May 06 2020
Thriving at Home: 5 Tips to Update Your Space for a Change of Scenery
These are tough times for everyone around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are home more, working, relaxing, and staring at the same four walls, day after day. Even a little change could bring some joy into your life. Refreshing your space doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. To help you get started, here are five home decorating tips to reinvent your space with simple, inexpensive changes.
5 Tips to Update Your Space
Rearrange the Furniture
An inexpensive way to update your space is to move around the furniture. Rearranging the furniture can give your room a new look. Developing options for your space can be fun and rewarding, not only during this difficult time, but it’s also fun to do on any rainy Saturday afternoon.
The artwork in a space can have a huge impact on your room! You may want to rearrange existing pieces or buy something new. Printing photos and framing them in standard size frames is not only cost-effective but also reminds you of those special memories every time you look at them. Art doesn’t have to hang on the wall. Maybe you found the perfect giraffe to add to a shelf. Or if you love to entertain, maybe add a ceramic pineapple, which is the symbol of hospitality, would be a perfect fit. Artwork does not have to be expensive. It’s all about being a little creative.
Change the Focal Point
Every room should have a focal point—other than the television. Possibly, it’s a vintage camera display you collected over the years. Maybe you splurge a little and buy that amazing hand-painted lamp you saw online recently. You can also create a focal point with a grouping of similar items you enjoy that somehow connect. Try a hand-painted photo frame with a photo of your family, then add in elements that are inspired by each family member. Maybe wood-crafted sunflowers remind you of your daughter’s smile, or a model of a sports car is inspired by your husband, or a coffee-scented candle makes the space feel like grandma is visiting every day.
Make a Green Corner
Create an herb garden not only to add color, but also to provide you with fresh herbs for great meals. There are a variety of plants that will grow with little effort. If you don’t have the time, energy, or the green thumb to grow some of the more labor-intensive plants, do your research to find low-maintenance options. If you don’t have enough light for live plants, you can instead add life-like wood-carved florals for a splash of color and interest.
Add Colorful Accents
Colorful accents add a splash of style to any space. With the trend having been toward neutral spaces over the past few years, adding a little color throughout can transform the space easily and economically. A set of blue candlesticks, a colorful accent lamp, a new photo frame, or new colorful pillows can do the trick. You do not need to go overboard with accessories to refresh your space.
Ready to start transforming your space? Visit Urbane Market’s website to discover more home decorating tips and explore our versatile collection of home décor.