Living with the same interior design can be boring! If you’ve lived somewhere for years without changing your look, then it’s time to switch things up. It’s no surprise that home décor has a direct impact on our mood, our pride of ownership, and how much we enjoy living where we do. If you leave things the way they are for too long, your décor gets stale. You’ll start to feel like things inside your house are a bit drab. Even worse, you could just get used to the way things look and the next thing you know, ten years have passed you by.
Changing your home’s décor should be a lot of fun. It’s a great way to breathe life back into your place and feel revitalized yourself. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. You can really change the way your house looks by taking small steps to upgrade. It doesn’t take tens of thousands of dollars for your house to look brand new inside. Here are five perfect ways to liven up your home’s décor.
- Invest in Nice Pillows
Pillows are a wonderful way to add a pinch of flair into your home décor. They can be colorful, vary in shapes and sizes, and some have patterns on them that can contrast with your color scheme. They make a living room or bedroom to feel fancier. They’re also inexpensive. You can find nice pillows online or at any furniture store. Some pillows can even elevate your interior design. You can find silk pillows with dark ribboning that will make your whole room feel classier.
What’s even better about pillows is that you can rotate them throughout the house when you need a change. Swapping out the living room and bedroom pillows every few months will keep the design fresh and feeling new for longer.
- Gold-Trimmed Furnishings
Gold is in these days, so incorporate some of it into any home upgrades you’re planning. It looks fantastic as trim on an antique or refinished coffee table. Mirrors laced with gold trim also look incredible. If you’re up for it, you can even refinish your existing furniture with gold leaf finish. It will dramatically improve the modernity and style of your house.
With gold trimming, you’ll get more color contrast in your room, so your stylish upgrades will draw more attention away from some of the older pieces you keep. Mixing old and new is a really popular look, so be selective about which pieces you swap out.
- Update Your Rugs
One of the easiest upgrades you can manage is taking care of your rugs. Too many people neglect to care for their rugs properly. They trod all over them with shoes on and fail to clean them regularly. If you’ve got carpets you love, then hire someone to come in and give them a professional cleaning. Ideally, you’re cleaning your carpet 1-2 times each year. If you want, you can even buy or rent a carpet cleaner and DIY the project yourself.
If you want to spruce things up, even more, find some colorful, elegant area rugs to put on display around the house. Tribal rugs are a great look because they have a ton of different colors and a different design aesthetic than your typical monotone carpet.
- Add Some Natural Stone Countertops
If you’ve got some wiggle room in the budget, think about changing out your kitchen and bathroom countertops. Installing natural stone countertops is one of the best upgrades to a home’s décor, period. You also get a good return on your investment if it’s ever time to sell.
Most people opt for marble, granite or quartz countertops. Marble will run you anywhere from $40-$250 per square foot, depending on the quality and rarity of the slabs you’re buying. Quartz is generally $50-$100 per square foot, and granite will cost you between $40-$90 per square foot, again depending on the quality of the stone.
Each stone has different maintenance requirements, so make sure you’re prepared to handle proper upkeep. Once they’re installed, though, you’ll be in a great mood every time you walk into your kitchen or bathroom.
- Buy Some High-End Bedding
We all spend so much time sleeping and in bed, that it makes sense to invest in quality bedding. If you’re sleeping in a years-old bed with a wilted comforter, it’s time for an upgrade. Spending more on a nice bed with a quality mattress is some of the best money you’ll ever spend.
Make sure to buy nice down or down-alternative pillows and blankets. You’ll immediately notice a difference in the quality of sleep you’re getting. You’ll also love the way it looks and will want to spend time in bed watching TV or reading a book at night.