The past couple of years we have spent more time in our homes than ever. If you are feeling uninspired by your home or feel that it needs an update, then we are here to help! Today we are sharing with you our favourite simple and easy ways you can restyle your home. These are creative ways you can see your spaces with fresh eyes and that don’t take up valuable time or cost the earth. We would love to know if you try any of these tips, so feel free to share them with us on our socials!
Add Some Statement Decorative Pieces
When was the last time you treated yourself to a new home décor accessory? For a few of you out there, this may be a common occurrence, but for many of us it is quite rare. Many of our beautiful retailers offer a variety of on-trend and contemporary home décor accessories to suit any design style and budget. Decorative accessories are a great way to bring personality into your home and create a design style that is reflective of you, your family, and your taste. Use items such as vases, books, plants, artwork, and interesting objects to create a statement in your home. Check out retailers such as Frame Today, G & D Home and James Lane for a great range of pieces. We love an oversized vase filled with real or fake stems to create wow factor on your dining room table. Or try creating a beautiful vignette with some large coffee table books, a gorgeous tray, candles, and coasters on your coffee table for a styled look. Invest in a few quality pieces spread throughout your main living spaces and your home will feel stylish and luxurious in no time.
Update Your Soft Furnishings
Updating your soft furnishings is a simple and often affordable way to transform the look and feel of your home easily. Soft furnishings include cushions, throw rugs, floor rugs and window coverings and can be swapped out with the differing seasons easily. Restyle your bedroom and living room by choosing a fresh, new colour palette for your cushions and soft furnishings such as mustard yellow or eucalyptus green. Adding new window coverings to rooms such as the dining room, living room or bedroom can completely transform the space. Think beautiful, soft flowy sheers or lovely textural linen curtains for a relaxed and calming atmosphere. Another great way to create a whole new look and feel in a space is to update the floor rug. We recommend opting for a neutral colour that will pair well with various schemes and ensure the rug is large enough to sit under most of your furniture pieces with ease. We love the range of textures, sizes, and colours some of our beautiful retailers have such as Deco Rug and James Lane.
Shop Your Home
Shopping your home is one of the easiest and most simple ways you can update your home without spending a dollar! It is a common concept that allows you to restyle each room of your home using pieces you already own. The process is super simple, to begin with you need to take all your decorative items from each room and place them in one central location such as the kitchen bench. These items include but are not limited to vases, plants, trays, candles, objects, souvenirs, and books. From here you can see your space with fresh eyes and work out what areas can be styled in a brand new way. Try styling your items in a new room or pairing an item with something that was previously in a different location. This gives your home a beautiful new look and allows you to see your decorative pieces in a whole new light!
Play With Layouts And Orientation
Has every room in your home had the same layout and furniture orientation since you first moved in? If you answered yes, it might be time for a little shuffle around and refresh. We understand that it is not always possible for some rooms to change orientation due to the size or another contributing factor, but if you can, we definitely recommend it! The living room is a great place to start. Think about if the sofa can go against a different wall or if the occasional chairs and bookshelves can be swapped around or switched out to create more flow within the space. In the bedroom, have a look with fresh eyes if the bed can go up against a different wall to allow for artwork or if the orientation could be adjusted so that you can wake up with the morning sunlight. Have a play with different orientations in all the rooms you can, and you never know, you might find a layout that is much better than before!
Throughout our blogposts we often share how you can add beautiful furniture pieces and accessories into your home and style them up in unique and interesting ways. Sometimes however, to create an entirely new look in your home, it can be about simplifying, not adding. Start my evaluating your styled spaces such as the coffee table, bookshelves, media units, console tables, bedside tables etc. Simplifying a space can be a therapeutic exercise by allowing yourself to look at your pieces with fresh eyes and think about whether they bring you joy or if it is time to let go. Once complete, you will notice your space feels more open and airier and the items that remain will be your absolute favourites.