5 simple, cost-effective home interior changes

If you feel like your environment is getting stale, it might be time to embrace some easy decor changes. This is not a call to get out the hammer and nails and tackle a major overhaul on your own; rather, it’s a call to focus on a few strategic and noticeable changes inside the house.

It’s important to keep in mind that these adjustments shouldn’t be too complicated or intrusive. Now is the time to challenge yourself to make some adjustments, cut some fat, and straighten up.

1. Upholstery master

Your living room could use a facelift badly. You could do this by recovering some cushions, reupholstering an old armchair, or redecorating your sofa.

Changing the color, pattern, and feel of your soft furnishings is a great way to give a sparsely decorated room more personality without spending a lot of money.

Do try to challenge yourself, even if it’s just to sew one pillow at first; this is not a call to arms to master the sewing machine.

2. Light the Way

Think about how your fixtures are treating you because the lighting is a big part of making a room feel warm and inviting.

If you look up and notice that your ceiling light fixtures are devoid of any decoration, you may want to think about purchasing a focal point light fixture that you will enjoy looking at.

Secondhand and vintage treasures on eBay and Gumtree are beckoning you to search for them.

3. Organize your books

Bookshelves, and more specifically their organization, are a simple place to start when making improvements to one’s home, whether those shelves be small or not so small. It could be time to cull the collection or give in to your OCD by organizing everything by color.

Alternately, if you’d rather have fun than be precise, you can rearrange your art as you see fit, flip your books horizontally, and play around with different sizes and colors.

Rearranging your library and rediscovering its contents can be a meditative experience in and of itself.

4. Don’t just collect things; display them!

Tired walls can be given new life in a matter of minutes by making quick and easy changes, like re-framing, re-arranging, or moving an art collection.

Before you grab the hammer, give the new placements some serious consideration, and take a look at them at different times of day to see how the light changes your mind.

5. Make a painting plan.

Walls aren’t the only thing that could use a new coat of paint; a quick inspection might reveal the need for doors, skirting boards, shelves, cabinets, or furniture.

Don’t rush into anything until you’ve given careful consideration to the way this color will interact with the others.