Change is always good. You refresh your wardrobe with every season so why should your home always look the same? It is a misconception that changing your home decor has to be an expensive exercise or that it involves a lot of work. You don’t always have to make big changes to refresh the look of your home. A few small changes can go a long way. The best part about these changes is that they don’t have to cost much. Here are a few tips that could help.
A Coat of Paint
Paint is one of the cheapest ways to give your home a new look. Create a focal point by painting one wall a different color from the rest of your home or change the color on all your walls. The color of your walls also sets the tone for your decor style. For example, you might create a modern living room in spring by painting an accent wall a solid, bold color. Similarly, changing the color to a pale eggshell blue sets the perfect autumn mood.
Change the Setting
Sometimes you don’t have to add something new to change the look. Play around with the arrangement of your furniture. Move chairs away from the windows in summer and bring them into the sun in winter. You’ll be amazed at how your home can suddenly look so different. An open floor plan is ideal for hot summers but in winters, you could group seating together to form cozy nooks. The best part – there’s no end to the combinations you can try out.
Curtains are an essential element of home décor. They maintain your privacy and complete the look of a room. But, who said you have to have the same curtains all through the year? For summers, pick pastel sheers to give the room a cooling effect. In spring bring out a few bright colors to match the flowers blooming outside and in winter look for heavy drapes that will make the space feel warmer.
Bring the Outdoors Inside
The color of your garden changes with every season. Some flowers bloom throughout the year while others are seasonal. So, how about bringing a few of these seasonal plants indoors? Place them near windows where they can get adequate light and yet be protected from harsher natural elements. Some plants need direct sunlight and can’t stay indoors for long. In these cases, you could have two pots of the same plant. Every morning, bring one inside and leave the other one outside.
Play With Lighting
While you can’t control the amount of sunshine outside your home you can control how bright your home is. Brighten dull days by putting on a few more lights or installing a temporary chandelier. In winter, a faux fireplace can make the room glow and feel warmer even though you don’t really have a fire burning. Similarly, change your yellow lights to a cooler white light in the summer. This can make your home feel airy and lighter.