The new year is here, and if your house still feels, looks, and is generally the same, it’s time to consider doing a renovation. Of course, you don’t have to do a complete overhaul; you should only renovate what you can. But if you don’t want a renovation that demands too much of your time, try out these interior design tricks that can make your house feel fresh relatively quickly.
Go for a Different Color
One of the simplest ways to spruce up a boring space is by adding pops of color – but choose one that will work in harmony with all the other colors in the room. Paint the walls in a bright shade that makes you smile when you walk in the door—your mood will transfer to others around you, making them happier too. A bright paint job is great if you have walls covered from floor to ceiling in a single color or if you have a lot of neutral furniture and accessories, but it might clash if you’re looking at browns, creams, grays, and blues.
Redecorate Your Bedroom
For a more luxurious-feeling bedroom, we recommend adding an overbed table so you can still use your dresser for storage but have additional space in front of your bed for those moments when you want something to sit or lay on as you get ready in the morning or read a book before settling down for the evening’s rest. You’ll also want to get some heavy-duty shelves—or build new ones—for storing blankets and other bedding essentials: a good nightstand will make it easy to grab what you need without having to dig around on the floor and an easy way to access your bedside table is essential.
Upgrade Your Fabrics and Upholstery
Think about using a sophisticated fabric or rich texture for a unique look that adds extra flavor and effect to your furniture. If you can’t find the type of upholstery you like in local shops, you can opt to choose furniture and sofas online. It’s critical to have to use the right fabric if you want the entire room to go together. Use fabrics in complementary shades like brushed denim, denim, or even a neutral color palette for a more understated look that goes with any style aesthetic you’re after (casual chic, elegant, etc.).
Build Your Home Office
A lot of people and businesses have accepted remote working as part of life, so if you still don’t have your own home office, 2022 is the best time to build one. For a quick and easy office look that doesn’t cost a lot of money, opt for a clean white wall as your background and then decorate the space using chalkboard paint on the back of wooden furniture pieces (painted walls are also a great choice). If you want to add some personality to your working space, add some plants or even use an interesting texture like wallpaper instead of the standard white paint finish.
Use Plants to Spruce Up Your Space
Most people are familiar with the most common types of indoor plants: ferns, bamboo, spider plants, and succulents, but there are plenty more options out there than you can imagine. With so many different kinds to choose from, it might be difficult to know where to start. Ideally, indoor plants that you can grow in your home or office—from cacti and succulents to herbs and flowers are a great base to start from. They not only help boost air quality, but they also beautify rooms and give off some serious visual appeal! With the right care, indoor plants will thrive and look great for years to come.
Use Different Layers and Patterns to Make Your Room Alive
Add some fun texture with rugs and pillows that are out of this world, or make your place feel cozy with natural fibers in plush pillows and throws. Or combine two patterns to make a design that’s uniquely yours (think: subway tile and toile). As long as there’s some kind of repetition—whether in scale, value, or shape—it’s possible to create a casual but stylish home that feels intentional rather than thrown together by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing when it comes to decorating or DIYing their space (it happens to us all).
The new year is the best way to start anew, and refreshing the interior design of your home is a great way to do just that. Of course, you still have to be careful with how you design the whole thing, but as long as you know what you want, you’d have a direction to strive for.