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How to Totally Revamp Your Home (Without Actually Doing It)

January 9, 2019
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The New Year brings new hope – and for all the interior enthusiasts out there, a chance to redecorate! And while a décor change up can often mean splashing out the cash, it doesn’t have to.

In fact, you can make dramatic changes to the home, without having to shop for furniture, hack walls or generally break banks. Check out our go-to list of quick decor updates that'll instantly transform a space for less. Your guests would be making double takes at your newly 'revamped' place, but you'll know better (wink wink).


1. Just declutter

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: Matt Design

Don’t underestimate the power of a clean, pristine home! Clutter can make your home look aged, cramped, and generally less inviting.

Thus, the first - and often toughest - step to take before updating your décor is to clear up the mess and the knick-knacks. A clear space makes for a clear mind, and gives your more room to experiment with new decor styles!

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: Moonlit Inspiration

Store items that you don’t often use and which do not add value (whether decorative or emotional) in to containers. But if that isn't enough, it's time to be brutal and bin, recycle or give away the stuff in your home that you don’t need.

2. Freshen up the walls

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: GI Design Sdn Bhd

Your walls serve as the backdrop to the entire décor and so, if white walls are yellowing or the wallpaper is peeling – it’s going to get noticed. Consider a fresh coat of paint of a different colour.

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: SQFT Space Design Management

If you are feeling adventurous and looking to make an impact, install artsy decals, paint graphic motifs or put up wallpapers to add instant flair to ‘flat’ walls. Many designs abound that you can buy online or through home improvement stores, and you can save even more on installation by doing it DIY!

3. Change your lighting

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: Zyon Interior Design

You don't often think much of them, but improving your lighting to can work wonders in refreshing the décor at home, or simply change the way it feels! A sure-fire way to enhance the lighting in your home is to add small and large lamps e.g. table and floor lamps.

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: Yong Studio

Also, look up and consider swapping out your old pendant lamps for something new. Opt for statement-making designs to bring an additional, decorative element that'll capture one's attention upon stepping in.

If you are a homeowner or renter allowed to install new lighting pieces, consider fitting in stylish bracket lighting and decorative wall lamps too. And lastly, be sure to use ambient, warm-coloured bulbs/LED lamps for even, warm illumination.

4. Focus on soft furnishings

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation

When in doubt about buying new furniture, stop and get a rug instead. That's right, soft furnishings like cushions, rugs, throws and curtains can set a totally different tone to your space, without you having to switch out your larger pieces of furniture.

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: The Crafters

Rugs can also help to fill up the sparseness in certain areas, bring warmth in spaces with 'colder' floors like ceramic or stone. For a start, try simple runners and rounded models for hallways; plush or high-pile area rugs in larger living rooms and dramatic accent rugs for entryways.

Easy Interior Design Tips to Revamp Home

Interior Firm: Klaas Interiors Sdn Bhd

Meanwhile, a simple change of the fabrics used in your home can make a huge difference - and don't cost a bomb as well. That includes getting new covers for your seats, sofas (if they are removable), bedsheets and table cloths for an updated look.


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