If you’ve been considering updating or redoing your room, you probably have so many different reasons for doing it. Updating the rooms in your home can increase your home’s resale value when it comes time to sell. Doing room updates can also increase the enjoyment of your home space.
You may also want to do a room upgrade so you can change the look and/or feel of the room without having to do extensive renovations to achieve the same.
These seven fun room updates can achieve just this – giving you a whole new experience in any room in your home for less than the cost of a remodel.
Update 1: Add Color Splash
You can achieve this update simply by adding some accent pillows, a color photo or painting, a vase of fresh flowers, or a new rug. First, you need to evaluate the room’s current color scheme and identify complementary colors. Next, take a look at the current furniture. If you’re skilled, you can restore your favorite faded sofa or repaint a table or dresser. The key here is a splash of color – not a whole color redesign.
Update 2: Repaint
Sometimes all a room really needs is a fresh coat of paint. You can repaint just one wall a variety of colors or repaint the entire room. You can even repaint seasonally if you frequently change the look and feel of your space. You can start by collecting color swatches. Next, paint a small section on the wall and see how you like it. Finally, you can choose a new color, paint the walls (if needed), and get to work. You’ll get new room updates in no time! (NOTES: this can be a really good option when selling a house, because nothing says “new” like a fresh coat of paint.)
Update 3: Window Treatments
Window treatments speak louder than you might expect about a room’s overall character and personality. For example, switching from heavy, heavy curtains to light bamboo blinds will change the light in the room and the overall color of the paint and furnishings. Window treatments can transform your room from traditional to modern and back again in the blink of an eye. First, decide how much light you want in the room. Next, you can choose window treatments to help you control the light in the room, such as adjustable blinds, blinds, or blinds with inner night liner.
Update 4: Lighting Fixtures
Small changes to lighting can have the same level of impact as changes to window treatments or paint. Add track lights, and you can control the mood of a room from day to night. Overhead lighting can often feel too bright, so consider some floor or table lamps to soften the mood.
Update 5: Rearrange Furniture
If you have a room that feels too cramped, or otherwise, too cluttered, why not try rearranging the furniture? This might mean reusing or removing an item or two, or even adding new items for a more comfortable feel. As you move around the room, pay attention to where you get frustrated with the flow of traffic. Then rearrange as needed.
Update 6: Add Pattern
Patterns, like paint, can bring any room to life. The key with pattern is that “less is more”. Instead of lining up an entire wall, try creating a border. Or add patterned artwork or some patterned pillows on a plain couch. Choose complementary colors for your bedroom decor, but colors that will “pop” when you enter the room – for example, bright orange spirals in a pure white room.
Update 7: Consider Indoor Plants and Flowers
Indoor plants and flowers not only add beautiful oxygen to the air and keep it filtered and clean, but also add vibrancy, life and color. The key to success here is choosing plants that are commensurate with your level of gardening skills – if they are low, choose plants that are known to do well even under infrequent care conditions.