Posted By Kelly Weimert
Thinking about updating your humble abode's aesthetic can be more than a little overwhelming (to say the least), but it doesn't have to be. In fact, there are loads of simple changes that you can make to completely refresh your home while costing you very little time or money — you just have to know where to look. The following list of quick and easy updates are a breeze to integrate and they're guaranteed to make a major style impact.
1. Replace your cabinet hardware.
Tired of your furniture? Instead of throwing a ton of money at brand new pieces, simply replace the hardware for a whole new look. Whether you update the hardware of your bathroom cabinets, bedroom dresser, kitchen cupboards, or all of the above, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the huge difference it makes in your home.
2. Opt for snazzier bathroom fixtures.
Your kitchen and bathroom faucets are often overlooked as change-makers, but they'll completely transform the look. If you want a more dynamic (and trendy) vibe, try mixing metal finishes. Install an antique brass-finish faucet at a bathroom vanity with polished chrome drawer pulls.
3. Add throw pillows.
If you only change one thing, let that thing be your throw pillows. This update couldn't be easier but it packs a big, transformative punch. Plus, they're a cinch to switch and swap whenever the itch to change strikes again.
4. Update your bedding ensemble.
If your bedroom design has grown a little stale, look to your bedding to refresh your look. Your bed is essentially the centerpiece of this room so adding a new comforter and sheet set will instantly renew its look.
5. Hang some new wall decor.
Mirrors have a knack for making homes appear much bigger and more dynamic than they are. Generally speaking, the larger the mirror, the larger your space will look, but even a small, thoughtfully-designed mirror will provide expansive benefits.
7. Out with the old, and in with the new — light fixtures, that is.
Whether you choose to install dreamy drapery panels in your bedroom or Roman shades in your living room, window treatments wield a lot of power on the transformation front. There are unlimited styles and price points to choose from, so you're bound to find the look that's just right for you.
9. Bring the outdoors in.
Plants enhance the vibe of any room they're in. Not only do they add texture and movement to your design, but they also purify the air you breathe. And if your thumb is more black than green, simply add some succulents and air plants to reap all of the benefits without the maintenance.
10. Don't stop at just one. Layer a few area rugs.
Rugs are often the first things people notice when they walk into a room, so the more the merrier. Layering is a great way to add variety and fresh pops of color, tying together the other hues in your home to create more cohesion.
11. Create a coffee table vignette.
A lot of people don't realize what awesome decor towels can make. But given that they're usually prominently displayed in the bathroom, it shouldn't be too surprising. Rather than clutter-up your lovely loo with loads of decor, update it with a set of gorgeous (and, more importantly practical) towels.
13. Dreamy throw blankets make everything better.
Similarly to throw pillows, throw blankets are also incredibly transformative. Throw a new one over your bed or couch for an update that's as attractive as it is easy.