Wednesday, January 18, 2012

{7} Ways to Refresh Your Decor NOW

It's a shiny new year, which gives many of us the urge to clean, organize and change things up around our homes . If you're looking to spruce things up, you don't need to spend thousands of dollars on a complete overhaul / design renovation to do so. I've rounded up several simple and affordable ways to revamp your decor so you  can feel refreshed and happy in your home again. I've also included several links to my online shop, where you can take a look at tons of fabulous new items we've recently added. Are any of you in the mood to make some changes around your home? If so, please share your ideas / goals / challenges!

 {1} Try a new paint color - paint is one of the EASIEST ways to instantly update a space. If you have a room that needs to be given new life, paint an accent wall (or all walls, if you're feeling courageous) a shade of color. Seriously, a little bit of color can do wonders!!! (Image Credit)

 {2} Wallpaper - wallpaper the back of a bookcase, armoire or built-in cabinet with a fun print or textured paper. Just like paint, a little bit of pattern can go a long way and really add that special "custom" touch. (Image Credit)

 {3} Hang a Mirror - A great way to open up a room is with a beautiful mirror. Mirrors can brighten up the dullest of rooms and add instant style. Hang one above your sofa, bed, in your entry, or at the end of a hallway. (Image Credit)

 {4} New Lamps - Take a look at your current table and / or floor lamps...are they looking outdated and boring? Maybe it's time to replace them with brand new ones to cheer things up. If you don't feel like spending the money on new ones, spray paint the one(s) you have and / or add a fresh new lamp shade. (Image Credit)
 {5} New Artwork / Wall Decor - if you're tired of what you currently have hanging on your walls, take everything down, step back and re-look at the wall space. Sometimes this allows you to visualize new ways of either displaying what you already have or inspires you to look for something new and exciting to liven up the decor. (Image via Rue Magazine)

{6} New Accent Pillows - Accent pillows can do wonders for a sofa or chair that needs a style update. Sometimes just one or two pillows in a new pattern can do the trick. For the sofa, try pairing a solid pillow with a print (place the solid pillow behind print). (Image Credit)

 {7} New Rug - Breathe new life into your living room or bedroom with a new accent rug! Go bold with a zebra or geometric print or keep things simple and elegant with a subtle pattern or stripe. (Image Credit)


  1. Great post!

    I'm going to try and discover new ways of displaying what I already have when it comes to artwork for the walls. Don't think I've though of redoing that. Great idea!!

  2. Thanks so much for those tips!!!!

    Having recently moves into our new and mostly empty house this will definitely come in handy.

    Thank you


  3. Great images & ideas! Thanks for doing the leg work for us!
    Great inspiration!

  4. Seven great tips! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration, Jules!

  5. These are beautiful ideas.

    Really nice photos.


  6. You are so right about the mirror thing. I added one in my bedroom. I SO LOVE how the gold pops off the gray wall but also how it draws the eye:

  7. that's awesome. great tips for a refresh! i'm doing a feature like this tmrw - dying for a freshen up! x

  8. These are all such great ideas - thanks for sharing! I love the openness and freshness of all the rooms.

  9. Great list! This is one of my favorite posts from you- thanks for all the easy ideas. I actually just hung a mirror AND bought new lamps! Only 5 ideas to go ;)

  10. Great list! A little bit of new always make the house feel fresh.

  11. I love these ideas! I am always looking for new ways to fresh up my apartment, with out "renovating". Thanks!!


  12. thank you for great ideas! I especially love the mirror above the bed.

    mlle norvegienne

  13. Great ideas. And they're all so doable! Like in a weekend you could have a totally transformed space, without a lot of time or money spent. Thanks! Andrea

  14. Love these tips girl!



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