After many months of winter (and pandemic) spent mostly indoors, it is completely normal to feel a certain weariness. Constantly seeing the same objects in the same place can quickly become monotonous.
To revitalize the ambiance of your home, today we offer you some simple tips to refresh your decor without emptying your wallet.
Transform your decor by changing the furniture
If you are bored with your decor, an easy way to remedy the situation is to move your furniture. Changing the layout of your rooms and reversing the placement of certain pieces of furniture can make you feel like you’re in a whole new home. A big change awaits you, guaranteed!
Obviously, the layout possibilities will depend on the space available and the characteristics of your rooms. But, with a little imagination and visualization, you can easily transform your decor.
Keep in mind, however, that it is important to make it functional. This is especially true for the office, if you spend a lot of your time working remotely.
Change the decorative objects for a new decor
You don’t have the taste or the energy to move entire pieces of furniture? No problem! For a less drastic transformation that will still allow you to refresh your decor, consider replacing your trinkets and ornaments.
Rather than buying new ones, you could simply swap them out to create other arrangements and, by extension, a new decor. Not only will it save you a few bucks, but you might be surprised by the results!
By dint of constantly seeing the same objects in the same place, we sometimes forget that it is possible to move them. Tired of coming across the same painting in your entrance hall? Try hanging it in your office. And the decorative pillows in the living room? They could give a whole new look to your room.
This also applies to the dressing of your windows: it is not because you have had the same curtains for years that you must keep them at all costs.
Paint to refresh your interior decor
A fresh coat of paint can really transform your decor, especially if you decide to change the color of the walls. And the possibilities are endless! Vibrant or neutral color, plain or patterned finish, on one wall or several, in a room or the whole house… Your imagination is the only limit.
But even if you don’t want to change the color of your rooms, a coat of paint on your walls can be a good idea to refresh your decor. This will restore the shine to the color, which may have faded, stained or damaged over time.
Adding indoor plants can be a great way to energize your decor, whatever the season. In the spring, they set the mood for the coming summer, while in the winter they lift the spirits during the long gray days.
Plants are perfect for bringing life into your rooms and bringing nature into your daily life. In addition, many of them have the ability to purify the air in your home. This is a good reason to integrate them into your decor.
Depending on your gardening skills, select plants that are more or less easy to maintain. Some species have the reputation of being almost “unkillable”. This is particularly the case of sansevière, alias “mother-in-law’s tongue”, and the ZZ plant.
Open the windows to change the air inside your house
Even if this trick does not concern the decor itself, combined with other points mentioned above, it can really change the atmosphere of your interior.
Depending on your preferences, you can use candles or essential oils to give your home a new atmosphere. For the summer season, opt for sweet, fresh, floral or fruity scents.
As soon as the temperature allows it, also open your windows to give a real breath of air to your interior. This will also allow you to remove damp or musty odors that can sometimes develop during the winter months