Let’s start with the front door. Welcome guests into your home with a freshly painted door, a new knocker or even a shiny doorknob. Make sure your doorbell works too. No one likes to be ignored.
Try a new color scheme and refresh your walls with vibrant colors. Looking at the same wall color day after day can be uninspiring. Repaint, refresh and rejuvenate the walls with a luscious, incredible hue found in a vibrant summer bloom. Muted yellows, soft blues, and vibrant greens are great choices. Pastels are also a fun way to stimulate the same soft, calming effect of blue, and their less saturated nature creates a unique twist.
Color is also a great way to explore new looks. Both coastal and farmhouse styles are easy to accomplish through a neutral color palette, giving you plenty of opportunities to incorporate your unique style accents.
Recycle fabrics and textiles. Lighten up any room by trading heavy fabrics for light and airy ones. In the living room, for example, take down your old drapes and replace them with an open weave such as chiffon or organza. Change out dark throw pillows and slipcovers by adding crisp white, a bright solid or even modern, floral patterns.
Revamp a tired space with new and inexpensive accessories. A new duvet cover, vibrant pillows, or a statement floor rug can help to refresh a room without a high price tag. Adding in mixed metal items can add texture to an otherwise boring countertop, while positioning items in groups of threes can create a visually pleasing setup. Seek out unique pieces to use as art or to create new focal points. Aviation pieces, metal desk fans, vintage store signage, or even old metal windmills can be mounted on walls to create those “statement pieces”.
Go shopping in your own home. You can also switch things up by using objects from around the house, to make a space new again. Decorating a built-in bookshelf with jars, candles, pottery and those favorite items you just can’t find the right place for, can make your room feel new without having to purchase anything at all.
Just remember the three R’s: refurbish, repaint, recycle. Being eco-friendly takes simple smarts and small steps. By reusing items such as old furniture, frames, and artwork, you can make your own contribution to saving our planet — while saving money.
Our ReStores are regularly stocked with paint, artwork, home accessories and more! Visit your local ReStore to find that next furniture piece to make your own.