Room restyling or refreshing is an ideal way to breathe some life back into your spaces. Rooms can get a bit boring after a while, they begin to lack inspiration and personality. But you don't really want to redo the whole room but you want to do something bring back the wow factor. So what do you do?
Below I have 10 tips to help you refresh your interiors and go from drab to fab. Bring that vivacity and life back into your spaces without breaking the bank.
Splash The Paint
You'll be surprised what a fresh lick of paint can do to a room. The perfect way to bring new colour into a room. You can be as bold and brave as you like. Even if it's small spaces, a wall or two, it'll make a world of difference.
Bring In Some Wallpaper
A step up from paint, is wallpaper. If you're after some pattern as well as colour, this is perfect. Like with paint you don't have to anything too major a small section is all you need sometimes. Especially with all the new maximalist wallpapaper. A little goes a long way.
Style It Up
Use small accessories and accents to style up your coffee tables and your shelves. A wells styled table adds an element of sophistication and makes it seem like you have stuff together. Use vases and candles in varying sizes with small plants, trays and books.
The ultimate way of freshening up a space. Plants bring in a sense of life and summer. Perfectly uplifting and they work with every design style. Fake or real, plants can help tie together your room.
Check Your Lights
Lighting is a key element in Interior Design. If you've got perfect lighting, you've got a perfectly designed room. Check your light bulbs and make sure you've got comfortable lighting. Try adding some lamps for mood lighting. Sometimes changing a white light to a yellow light makes huge difference.
Collect The Art
Start an art collection. I don't mean going out and buying a Rembrandt. Just start small with a few small prints. Look in to your local art scene or even try creating some of your own.
Mix It Up
Old and new. That's how to add personality to a room. Make your space tell a story of who you are. You don't need to buy everything brand new, use your old furniture and accessories as a base and then add new stuff.
Materials and fabrics are always welcome in a room refresh. Introduce some new textures and patterns. Explore the tactile side of Interior Design. A few things here and there to help retain interest.
A well designed interior excites all the senses, except for maybe taste. Smell is often overlooked or seen as an afterthought. Invest in some gorgeous scents to keep your space smelling fresh and inviting.
Don't Overdo It
Sometimes all a space really needs is a good old decluttering and clean up. Don't hold onto things for the sake of owning it. If it no longer serves it purpose then pass it on or move it to a different room.
So there you have a my 10 tips to help you refresh your interiors. I have a design package dedicated to room restyling and refreshing which you can read more about here.