Your home is not just some generic place you return to after your 9-to-5 shift; it’s an extension of your identity. Functionality is obviously important, but your home’s style should be a point of personal pride. If your interior is starting to make you yawn, that’s your cue to spruce things up a bit—but before you get worried, you should know that freshening up your interior decor doesn’t mean you’ll have to break the bank.
When you get tired of wearing the same old clothes, you don’t go out and buy a whole new wardrobe all at once, you simply reward yourself with a new top or pair of shoes. The same should go for your home decorating accessories. Rework what you already have, invest in the little things, and before you know it, your home will look brand new!
Choose a New Accent Color or Style
A great way to affordably reinvent your home is to swap out your old home decorating accessories with new ones. You can even take this opportunity to introduce your home to this season’s hottest trends. If you want to go for something laid-back, choose decorations with a stylish pattern. If you want to go for something more attention grabbing, pick an accent with a bright, invigorating pop of color.
You don’t have to spend big bucks on new furniture to transform your decor; all you have to do is drape a brightly colored throw blanket over your armchair, and pick out a few matching pillows for your couch. Even though you aren’t changing the furniture itself, the upgrade can be quite dramatic—and affordable, to boot.
Pay Attention to the Small Things
For the full effects of embracing a new design scheme, you’ll want to sprinkle a variety of home decorating accessories with the same accent color or pattern that you’ve previously chosen around your home. That way there is still an overall cohesion to your decor.
Some of your other accent options:
- A candle trio for your mantel
- A new vase for your dining room table
- A rug for underneath your coffee table
- A new set of curtains
- A new lamp shade
The great thing about focusing on your home’s accessories is that you don’t have to do a lot of work to notice a big change.
Changing up your wall art can get expensive pretty fast, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of options online for individuals looking to buy affordable wall art, and with the wide variety of colors, techniques, and patterns to choose from, there is a piece of art to go with any color scheme.
If you’re interested in abstract art, go for a piece like this distorted metal grid. For something more traditional, try Van Gogh’s “Cafe Terrace at Night” on canvas. If neither of these quite fit the bill, there are plenty more options.
Don’t worry about making big changes overnight: good things take time. For more tips on using home decorating accessories to affordably reinvent your home, keep checking back to see what I’m Currently Crushing!