9 Decor Changes to Make Your Home Feel New
No matter how well you decorate your house, after a while even the most classic and timeless styles can use an update. If you’re keen to refresh your home decor—without undergoing a full-scale renovation––it can be as simple as making a few specific tweaks here and there.
Rather than focusing on the big ticket items like furniture and art, you can make your space feel brand new with just a couple of small replacements. Look to the small furnishings like plants, curtains, lamps, cushions, which go a long way in changing the energy of a room.
Here are nine small changes you can make to turn your home into a new and refreshed space.
For something that is so easy to change and replace, curtains have a lot of impact on a room. They can be bright and bold, a focal point of the space. Or they can be soft and neutral, highlighting the view from your windows.
If your space feels dark, try replacing your curtains with something white and flowy. If your room feels flat or too impersonal, find some fun patterned curtains to brighten things up a bit.
Just like curtains, pillows can really set the tone for your space. And of course they’re super easy to swap in and out based on the decor style you’re after.
If you’re going for a modern or minimalist look, opt for complementary neutral tones. Or if your home is more eclectic, mix and match different colors and patterns. You can even play with textures and fabrics here too. Faux fur or velvet pillows are great for creating a cozy vibe.
Plants are essential for livening up a space. Not only do they add color and vibrancy to your room, but they also help make your house feel like a home. A room with a lot of plants feels lived-in and welcoming.
Not only do they look great, but indoor plants also make you feel better. Studies show they boost your mood, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollution.
Your options here are endless. A tall monstera tree in a classy gray stone pot would work well in a minimalist apartment. Ferns look great draped in a pot hanging from the ceiling or over the edge of a bookshelf.
No matter what your personal decor choices dictate, there are plants and pots that will match perfectly with your aesthetic. From metal planters to wicker baskets, we’ve got a massive selection to browse.
4. A new rug
A rug really sets the tone of a room—meaning that simply swapping out your rug could be enough for a total room refresh.
As anyone with an interest in interior design knows, a rug is the anchor of the room. It ties everything together, from your furniture to your art, adding texture, color, and depth.
Neutral rugs in solid earth colors have a calming effect on your space, while bright colors and patterns will bring fun energy to a drab space.
5. Silk flowers
If you don’t have a green thumb, that doesn’t mean you can’t still fill your home with plants. Opting for silk flowers or greenery is a simple and low-effort way to get the ‘millennial plant’ aesthetic, without having to worry about watering, potting, or daily care.
Large, light-colored blooms, like these silk peonies, look wonderful in a glass bowl on a coffee table in a modern space. Silk tropical flowers in bright colors, paired with palm leaves, add a fun element for fans of a more eclectic decor.
If you’re feeling like some DIY, build your own terrarium in a glass sphere with artificial succulents—you won’t have to worry about watering!
6. Accent wallpaper
The fastest way to make a room feel totally brand new is by changing up the walls. If you’re renting, or don’t want to commit to a full coat of paint, then stick-on wallpaper is your answer. Start off by just creating one accent wall with a color or pattern that suits the rest of your decor.
If you love it, you can do the rest of the room. And when you’re sick of it, just peel it off and start again!
7. A throw blanket
Maybe a new blanket thrown over your couch or bed isn’t a massive change, but if you choose the right color, pattern, and texture, it can change up the energy of a room. Plus, it’s a great way to experiment with colors and prints without having to fully commit to a look.
8. Lighting as a statement piece
Your lighting choices shouldn’t just be about the light, but also how it makes your room look. Installing dimmer knobs, or switching out cool-color bulbs for warm ones can make a space feel far more homey and welcoming.
Don’t stop there. If your home still has the downlighting from before you moved in, maybe it’s time for a revamp. Consider, for example, installing a hanging pendant light or modern chandelier. Not only will it make for better lighting but also can be a cool statement piece for your room.
There’s nothing better than having a visitor commenting that your home smells good. People have signature scents, perfume they keep buying for years. So why not have a signature scent for your home?
A good quality scented candle can go a long way in refreshing the vibe of your home. Plus, having a flickering candle in the kitchen or by your bed makes things ten times cozier.
Take it up a level by making your candle a focal piece of your space by putting it in a lantern or hurricane glass. A simple gold lantern will look great with all design styles.
Jamali Garden has you covered for all your interior decor needs. Have a browse through our catalog and let your inspiration flow—then it’s time to sit back and enjoy your new, refreshed home.