Spring is right around the corner. In order to celebrate and bring in the new season, updating your décor may be in order. However, the idea of giving your home, even just a couple of rooms, a new look can be a daunting task. Not only that, but it can get quite expensive rather quickly. It doesn’t have to be this way. Here are a few ideas on how to freshen up decor for spring without going over budget.
First & Foremost: Define Your Style
The first thing you need to do before you even begin to start decorating is to define your style. After all, it is hard to know where to proceed if you don’t know what your personal style is. Putting your style into words can be difficult, however. So, don’t try to use words to describe it. Browse through websites like Pinterest and find things that jump out at you. Think about the places you love, and why you love them. Go through things you already have in your home, and make note of the things you love the most. Look for common threads that tie these items together. These can help you translate your tastes into décor choices.
#1. Give Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room, giving it a whole new feel. Certain colors evoke certain feelings. Cool colors can make a room feel more cozy and comforting, while warm colors can make a room appear more sociable. Light shades can open up small spaces, while bright colors add drama. It doesn’t cost anything to go to a hardware or paint store to pick up color cards to bring home and tape up to your wall. When you find a couple of colors you like, paint samples don’t cost much. And when you find the colors that truly speak to you, it won’t cost much at all to purchase the cans you need.
#2. Style Your Coffee Table
Your living room is one of the major hubs of your home, a place where much of your entertaining is done. And at the center of your living room sits the coffee table. Unfortunately, the coffee table doesn’t get much love, becoming a collection point for glasses, magazines, mail and other discarded items. It’s amazing what a little freshening up of the coffee table can do for the entire room. The first thing you need to do is clear the table of clutter. Not sure where to go from there? Pick a theme for the table and stick with it. You can get a lot of interesting décor items from websites like Etsy, and they won’t cost you a fortune.
#3. Hang Some Art
Hanging a few pieces of artwork on the wall can create an interesting focal point. Consider a salon wall, especially if you have a blank wall. This particular style of art hanging works well in any room, no matter what its size, and you can mix and match pictures that don’t necessarily go together as you see fit. You don’t have to go crazy and spend a fortune on expensive works of art though. You can find relatively inexpensive prints at many stores. Or, you may even consider hanging personal photographs. Choose frames that go well together (they don’t all have to match exactly) and don’t be afraid to get a little creative.
#4. Do a Little Rearranging
Rearranging the furniture you already have is probably one of the least expensive ways to freshen up your décor. Not only that, but simply by moving things around, you can create a fresh look and a new feel. Change the position of the sofa in the living room, create a new focal point. You can even exchange furniture between rooms. With a little bit of muscle, you can create a whole new look that won’t cost you a single penny.
Giving your home a new look for the spring season doesn’t have to be difficult, nor does it need to be expensive. Want to take it a step further? We can help you find everything you need – furniture, windows, flooring, and fixtures – to bring your personal style to life in your Kansas City home.