Be Gone, Decorating Rut!
It’s easy to fall into the same routine when planning your home decor. While it’s great to know what you like and what works, don’t be afraid to shake things up if your style is a little too, well, let’s just say, comfortable.
Digging yourself out of a style rut doesn’t have to involve changing out the entire contents of your home. Instead, opt for some simple swaps for an instant décor upgrade.
Fixer Upper, Property Brothers and Flip or Flop. There’s a wealth of resources to glean ideas from, including popular HGTV shows, online home décor sites like Houzz, Pinterest and traditional magazines and model homes. Find what you like, clip inspiring rooms and décor and create an idea board.
Invest in one fabulous find.
Love the old-is-new Mid-century look? Save for a sleek sofa now and bring home a bar cart or other distinctive pieces of the stylish era later. Or can’t live without that fabulous European antique white buffet you saw in a quaint boutique? Welcome it home, and change up your dining or living area in a way that makes you happy every day.
Take a DIY class.
Say hello to a new tile backsplash or nursery wallpaper, thanks to DIY classes from home and hardware stores. Today, customers have plenty of options to learn, from easy paint and drywall fixes to more complex home upgrades.
Get your hands dirty.
Thinking of getting rid of an old dresser or vanity? Sand it, prime it and paint or stain it instead. Add new drawer pulls, and you instantly have a piece that looks new and fresh.
Don’t be afraid of paint.
Paint is one of the most dramatic ways to make a change, but is also one of the easiest and most inexpensive solutions you can find. Changing the color on walls can make a room feel completely different. Opt for soothing colors for sleeping spaces or brighter, happier rooms where friends and family congregate. Try painting a good-size square first with different options to find what you like. The good news is that paint can easily be changed if you are not thrilled with your choice.
Consider other paint solutions.
Turn garage sale buys like old desks or gaudy lamps and vases into treasures with a charming blanket of white chalk paint. Or use chalkboard paint on a window frame, door or half wall to create a unique central organization spot.
Searching for a new home to use your handy decorating skills in? Reach out to our New Home Specialists today!