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How To Redecorate Your Home (Without Renovating)

October 10, 2017

When there's a will, there's a way.

Cheesy motivational quotes aside, just because your home looks drab and tired doesn't mean it's time for a major renovation! Who says you'll need to spend a lot of time (or money) to simply change things up?

Even if you only have 24 hours to turn your humble abode into a snazzy, spanking new home (to impress guests, friends, whoever) you'd be surprised at how these easy-to-do styling hacks can work a 180-degree makeover, without burning a hole in your pocket.

1. Clean Up

Interior Designer: RK Interior Studio

Give your home a ‘once-over’ with a mop and broom to see it in a new light! Yes, a thorough cleaning and decluttering can very easily revamp your home, even if nothing else is changed! Start by getting rid of everything that doesn’t belong in a particular space i.e. exercise machines in the living room or a hulking desktop computer in the bedroom.

Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management

Also, do clear off dated or worn knick-knacks that hold no sentimental value and only seem to take up space. Next, organise the stuff you want to have around – buy storage units if necessary. Once your home is put in order, it’s time to start dusting, wiping, sweeping moping and vacuuming. Get your home spick-and-span, and you’ll be amazed at the difference.

2. Rearrange Furniture

Interior Designer: Pocket Square

Believe it or not, just moving things around can provide a dramatic change to any space. Rearrange your furniture in a way that is different than previous stylings; if you currently have a closed, cosy arrangement, change it up. Push back furniture and reveal more empty space to create an open, breezy atmosphere.

Interior Designer: Surface R

On the contrary, if you want a less bare look, try arranging furniture in the natural shape of the layout, but bring it closer together. For instance, in a square shaped room, arrange furniture to create a smaller square formation.

3. Change Your Curtains

Interior Designer: Latitude Design

A quick way to uplift or change the look of your home is to simply put up a different set of curtains.

Interior Designer: ID Industries

If you have a bit of time, head over to your nearest department store and pick up a new, ready-made set or if you already have a set that you haven’t hung in a while, just use that! Opt for a colour or pattern that contrasts the ones you’re switching out to create a fresh presence!

4. Throw In A Carpet, Rug or Both

Interior Designer: Roomia

Warm up the décor of your home with the help of a carpet and a few small rugs. For a more dramatic look, choose one with darker coloured materials that still gels with the scheme in the home. For instance, white interiors could benefit from an unexpected splash of deep red on a rug or even a shimmery black carpet.

Interior Designer: Dot Works

If you want to keep things homely, go for a neutral-coloured, deep-pile rug or carpet. Centre the larger pieces and place smaller rugs along elongated entryways, under dining tables or in front of cabinetry.

5. Pile Up on a New Set of Pillows , Throws and Blankets

Interior Designer: Roomia

Fill up a stark or bare living area with plush throw pillows. Medium-size, block-coloured throw pillows on a slightly worn sofa can give it new life as will a pretty blanket, which may also hide imperfections and age.

Interior Designer: Zyon Interior Design

A warm, neutral coloured, natural material couch throw will show a cosy side to your living area rather effortlessly.

6. Feature an Art Piece

Interior Designer: Dot Works

There’s nothing like a picturesque painting or stunning sculpture to add texture and edge to your decor. Feature a piece that speaks to you and your home will be imbued with immediate personality.

Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management

Now if you don’t have a lot of money to spend, do hit up home and décor stores; they often sell mass-produced, ready-made pieces with affordable price tags. It won’t be a Renoir but it can still beautify your home!

Interior Designer: La Conception Hauz

If not, try a hand at creative handiwork - with your family or on your own. Whether it's cross-stitching, painting or crocheting, a DIY piece will definitely add a touch of warmth unique to your place; and let's not forget - sentimental value.

Ready For The Next Step?

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