Refreshing your home decor doesn’t necessarily mean an entirely new set of furniture and decorative items. Instead, it can be much more rewarding to rearrange existing items to bring new energy and life into your space. From here, you can determine what’s working, and what’s not working, then tweak your style accordingly. With our top tips for refreshing your home decor, you’ll be well on your way to sprucing up your look.
Choose your style
The first step when giving your home a decorative revamp is determining what you like, and just as importantly, what you don’t like. Keep in mind how you want the space to feel. Is it a raw, industrial mood you’re going for, or something more warming and inviting?
If you’re stuck for ideas, you can check out our industrial, minimalist and Scandinavian interior design style guides. Another great tip is to recall a restaurant or a hotel that was styled to your liking. Hey, it might even be a friend or family member’s home, you don’t have to tell!
Keep it simple and original
Refreshing your home decor doesn’t require a complete seasonal change. Keeping on top of current trends and events is good. However, it’s up to you to be inspired and apply your own personal touch to your home decor. You don’t want your interior styling to feel like a version of a photograph.
Keep it fresh
Sometimes it’s the little things that have the most significant impact. Simple changes, such as re-arranging accessories can have massive effects. Consider moving mirrors to areas where they will reflect more light, swapping lamp shades or introducing some new artwork.
When you’re done rearranging, take a step back and consider the changes to the atmosphere. Remember, if you’re really not liking a particular piece and just can’t make it fit, it’s probably time for it to go.
Design with purpose
Room design needs to be practical before it is aesthetic. However, one of the beautiful things about a home is that, over time, they somewhat naturally assemble themselves around functionality. It’s up to you to keep in mind the purpose of the room, then shape your styling to suit.
Something textured, something green
There’s no quicker and easier way to vamp up the atmosphere of your home than adding something textured and something green to your decor inventory. Texture is often an afterthought in interior design, but it shouldn’t be the case. Visual textures immediately give a room that extra ‘pop’ that can’t be created by colour alone.
Greenery then ensures there’s no dead space by adding life, filling out the walls and softening rigid edges. We’ve got you covered with our collection of greenery.
Be the hostess with the mostess
Far too often are guest rooms overlooked when it comes to interior design. It’s not even about going the extra mile. It’s about showing a bit of love for your space. If you care enough to invite somebody into your home to stay, then you should have ample space for them.
Fresh linens and natural light go a long way, but you’ll want to keep something practical, such as a chest of drawers or a buffet, so your guests have somewhere to put their things away. From there, you can draw on artwork and accessories from around the rest of your house, ensuring the guest room feels like an extension of your home.
That’s all for our top tips for refreshing your home decor. Remember, if you’ve seen something you like, or want to do some more searching, check out our catalogue and purchase online, or find your local store!