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5 Ways to Update a Room

5 Ways to Update a Room

5 Ways to Update a Room

You can accomplish any one or more of these methods to update  a room in a single weekend if you really put your mind to it. Budget is no excuse – some cost very little or nothing! Skill is no excuse – anyone can paint. And don’t even mention time…if you want it badly enough, you’ll make the time. And, I assure you, your dollars, your effort, and your time will be worth it.

1. Rearrange the Furniture.

Best of all, this doesn’t cost a dime!  Either get out your measuring tape and create a floor plan to move paper cut outs of your furniture around, or use your muscles to create a whole new look! It’s a fast and refreshing change.

2. Update the Color.

Again, a dramatic change on the cheap.  Paint costs about $50 per gallon and you pay the same for any color!  Add a brown accent wall, paint the whole room Tiffany Blue or Talbot’s Door Red. Try it in a small space first like an entry or hall to make sure it’s the color for you.

3.  Freshen up the Windows.

This could be as easy as adding an embellishment to the edge or hem of your draperies.  Maybe add a layer of window shades or a quick no-sew valance. Combine fabric patterns or add accent colors to really dress up those windows.

4. Update your Style.

This might sound expensive, but try slip covering upholstery pieces, painting old case pieces in black lacquer, changing pleated lamp shades to drum shades and streamlining accessories for a new look.

5. Swap out Accessories.

Something as simple as changing the color of your pillows or adding an area rug can really make a room look different.  Do you have alternate artwork stored in a closet?  A collection of vases you aren’t showcasing? Even adding a few scented candles can add dimension to any room!

C’mon, try something new to give your home a fresh look!  There’s a weekend coming up so pick one….eenie, meenie, miney, moe!


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