Winter often forces us to spend more than our fair share of time indoors. If you’re getting tired of looking at the same walls day in and day out… change them! Here are five low cost, high impact ways to spruce up your space and help sooth your cabin fever.
Paint an Accent Wall
Paint is an inexpensive, yet impactful way to change the look and feel of a space. Let your mood and your budget determine just how many walls you want to paint. Remember, even just painting ONE wall in a room can completely transform the space.
Edit Your Nicknacks
Grab all of your decorative items, put them in a pile, and redistribute them throughout your home. Group like items together to give your decor a more unified and intentional look. If the space still feels cluttered, store away some items and you can rotate them out at later date when you’re in the mood to change things up again.
Create and/or Rearrange Your Artwork
Aside from painting an accent wall, rearranging or adding artwork in a space is one of the lowest cost, highest impact ways to transform a room. If you have all of the paintings and pictures in a room spaced out evenly along the walls, consider grouping them together into a mosaic-style gallery (and vice versa). Don’t have much art to work with? Try framing things like ticket stubs, old maps, or sheet music (the trappings of your interests and hobbies you likely have lying around the house).
Bring the Outside In
Take a trip to your local nursery and pick out some greenery that catches your eye, and ask the nursery workers for advice on caring for whatever you buy. Greenery makes any space feel more welcoming, and it makes the air cleaner too! If you have a bad track record with keeping plants alive, dried flowers, leaves and branches make beautiful arrangements, especially in the fall and winter.
Ditch the old door knobs and drawer pulls you’ve had in your kitchen or bathroom for years, and replace them with sleeker, more modern pieces from your local hardware store. For a more unique touch, spend an afternoon in the warmth of your local antique shops hunting for fun, eclectic pieces instead.