Not everyone has the time – or the budget – to do a total home interior makeover. But the good news is that there are simple things you can do to help transform the look and feel of your home without all the fuss! Feel like you need a change? Ready for an upgrade? Here are 6 hacks you can use to elevate your home environment – and your life!
Hack 1: Give your bathroom a face-lift
Because most bathrooms are relatively small spaces, one simple way for you to rejuvenate your bathroom space is to repaint it. Since you spend a fair amount of time looking at yourself in the bathroom mirror, it’s a good idea to pick a wall color that really complements your skin tone. Choose a color background in which to surround yourself that you’ll actually enjoy seeing every day. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure that your chosen wall color coordinates and contrasts nicely with your bathroom floor, counters, and shower area. You can also pull an inspiration color from your bathroom accessories, such as your shower curtain, towels, or bathmat. (Want to turn your bathroom into your own relaxing spa? Check out this helpful blog!)
Hack 2: Change accents seasonally
Add some accessories to your living room that will make you and your family more comfortable year-round, for just sitting, relaxing, or napping. Throws and accent pillows allow you to adjust your own comfort level, especially if your sofa and chairs are exposed, or if your room is a little drafty. And if you want a different seasonal look, it’s quick and easy to change out the color, fabric, and weight of your blankets and pillows. Nubby fabrics, wool, and dark tones are perfect for both fall and winter, and linens in light colors are more refreshing for spring and summertime.
Hack 3: Decorate with indoor plants
Indoor plants are a wonderful way to bring life to any room, and they’re healthy for you and your family too! Look for assorted house plants of varying sizes and shapes, and select some varieties that are easy to maintain. When choosing containers for your plants, be on the lookout for pots and baskets that will not only hold your plants, but can provide beauty and aesthetic value in their own right. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
Hack 4: Add an area rug to your space
Area rugs are extremely versatile, and have a unique way of being able to help unify and bring together all the various visual elements of a room. They add warmth, comfort, and even safety – especially on hard-surface floors like concrete, tile, and hardwood. And another benefit of area rugs? They’re an effective, stylish way to help reduce ambient noise levels in your space. (Looking for a perfect area rug? Check out these gorgeous rug collections!)
Hack 5: Dedicate 5 minutes a day to tidying up
Upgrading your home also means helping to keep your home in its upgraded condition. In other words, you should tidy up regularly. This may sound like a laborious chore … but it doesn’t have to be. To help in your efforts, start by creating a list of all the areas in your home that you want to declutter. Actually write them down on a piece of paper. Add a room name or room category, and then under each name/category, create a checklist of all the areas that need to be tackled. Now, simply designate five minutes a day to address a single point on your checklist. That’s it! If you’re consistent in working down your checklist, you’ll start seeing a real difference in your home in no time! Think of it as setting aside five minutes a day to establish a good habit.
Hack 6: Upgrade your bedding
Your bedroom is your ultimate personal sanctuary, so if it your bedroom is starting to feel drab or uncomfortable, it’s time for you to take action. Upgrade your bed with some comfy new bedding, like a new duvet cover or coverlet with matching shams. Try a new design pattern or color palette as you seek to create the kind of personal oasis you desire. You can also play around with some new accent pillows or a new throw blanket. (For more ideas and inspiration, take a look at these bedding collections.)
As always, we wish you all the best as you work to create a home environment that you truly love. At Jennifer Adams, we’re here to help!