It’s springtime, which means it’s time for some old-fashioned spring cleaning. But once you finish with your chores, why not reward yourself with a minimal interior design update? If you’re considering a complete overhaul, hiring an interior decorator is probably a good idea so you don’t spend a fortune for a mediocre result. But there are some simple ways to spruce up your home and get a big impact for very little cash. Here are five:
- Change Out Your Pillows
When it comes to home furnishings, it’s hard to get more affordable than a few throw pillows. Changing out your old, flat pillows for some plump new ones in bright colors can do a lot to freshen up any room — and can even make your old couch look fashionable again.
- Choose New Curtains
Now that you probably won’t need heavy curtains to keep in the heat, consider changing out bulky draperies for lighter, filmier versions. This is a great way to introduce colors or patterns into a room, so don’t be shy. The only place you probablydon’t want lighter curtains is in your house’s bedrooms, since extended daylight hours may mean you need to block out the light to get some sleep.
- Buy New Lampshades
Table lamps are seldom lit during the summer months, meaning the cream-colored shade that looked so cozy when the light was on during a winter evening can now look dirty or simply plain. In order to keep bright colors from looking garish, choose clean, contemporary shapes for your shades.
- Replace Drawer Pulls
One of the best tricks interior designers use to update kitchens and large furniture pieces is to switch out the handles and drawer pulls. Accessorizing with new hardware has a similar effect to dressing up an old outfit with new jewelry — and can easily be done for $50 or even less.
- Rearrange Your Artwork
This tip is great because it won’t cost you a cent. Instead of buying new artwork, take all your art and photos off the wall and then re-hang them in different spots. Not only will some of the artwork actually look different due to new lighting conditions, but you’ll also get to enjoy some of the pieces that might have been tucked away in a rarely visited corner before.
These are just 5 ways you can spruce up your home for Spring!
Does your home need professional interior design services, or would one of these mini projects be enough to brighten up your space for the time being? Share your ideas in the comments.