Is there a room in your home that you walk into and constantly think, “Man, I’m sick of this room” or “I wish I could redo this room”? Maybe you think you don’t have the time, energy, or budget to do anything about it. Well, I’m here to tell you that you do! You can do so much with very little effort, time, or money. Want to hear what those things are? I thought so! Here we go!
1. Rearrange your furniture. Now this may sound obvious to you but believe me when I tell you there are people out there who never, and I do mean never, rearrange their furniture. They get it in there and situated and it stays that way for years. I can’t relate because I probably rearrange my furniture about four times or more a year. (My family would say definitely more!) You may think your stuff only fits one way but in most cases that just isn’t true. Take a scratch pad and roughly draw out your room. Use simple squares and rectangles to help you arrange the space on paper and think about how your things may work another way.
TIP: Don’t be afraid to use the middle of your room. There is no rule that says all your furniture must line all the walls of your room.
2. Swap out some pieces of furniture from other rooms into the one you are wanting to change. Don’t be afraid to bring an entryway table into your living room as a new sofa table. Maybe you have a bench at the foot of one of your beds that could perfectly fill a corner in your living room. Walk through the other rooms in your home and pretend you are shopping for items to go in that space.
3. Bring in new accessories and/or artwork. Again, look to other rooms in your home for things that you can bring into the space to give it a new look. Maybe you have some extra items stored away in your garage, attic, or basement. This would be a good time to look over those items. You probably will see something that you forgot you had and would love to show off again. Hit up some garage sales or second-hand stores and check out the accessory items they have there. See something you love but it’s not the right color? Spray paint, my friends, spray paint. That’s all I have to say about that!
4. Paint. Yep, that’s simple, right? Maybe your room has been the same color for a couple of years. Well, if you repaint, the space will look fresh and new. For a day’s time and very little monetary investment, you can breathe new life into that room.
Well, these are my four favorite go-to ways to completely change out the look of a room without breaking the bank or taking up a ton of your time. You can incorporate one or two of these ideas but just imagine how different your room could look if you did all four! Sometimes we get stuck thinking that there is nothing we can do because it takes too much time, money, or effort but none of these do that. So, I hope this will help motivate you to finally change things up in that one room that is driving you crazy every time you walk into it or even just by it. We’ve all been there! But now you know some simple things you can do to fix that problem!
Now, what will you do next to love where you live?