Whether you have lived in your space for decades, just moved in, or are simply bored of the current arrangement, revamping a room can change the look and feel of your entire home. It can improve your attitude, allow you to press ‘reset’ on some bad design decisions, or inherently be a fun project to take on with your spouse. Who knows, once you get started... you may catch the interior decorating bug!
To help you begin the process (or begin brainstorming, at least), we want to share five of our top tips for updating any space.
Let There Be Light
Lighting can drastically alter the look and feel of almost any room, so don’t neglect it during the revamping process.
Lighting is more powerful than you think and can breathe life into a dark or drab room.
Let there be light!
Replace Entryways with Barn Doors
Standard, bleek entryways are so last season! There is a new doorway in town … sliding barn doors! You may have noticed them trending across almost every interior design publication, blog, and Facebook feed. Forget ranches and farms, this style is now commonly placed in some of today’s most modern locations, whether it is used as dramatized doorways for guest bathrooms or closures for small workspaces.
Whether you hope to redesign a monochrome, wooden door into a rustic entryway or a bland office divider into a modern gateway, the design options with barn-doors are unlimited and will add a brand-new-feeling to a not-so-new space.
Paint The Old Into the New
It’s time to head to your local hardware store and grab some color swatches! While painting seems messy and time-consuming, it is one of the fastest and most inexpensive methods to transform the overall personality of a room.
Many interior designers swear that repainting a room alone can drastically alter its whole appearance! We have to agree!
Re-Arrange Until It Is Unfamiliar
The truth is we are all creatures of habit, and wherever the furniture was placed initially is probably where it still is (even if it isn’t the ideal location). Re-arrange your furniture, art pieces, and accessories within a room until it no longer looks familiar. Oftentimes, you may not even need to add anything new to the space, but instead give it a little re-shuffle.
Beautiful things happen when you re-arrange, so let’s get to it!
Show Off a Favorite Art Piece
A nice piece of art can change the whole character of a room and speak volumes by itself. Whether it is a painting, rug, sculpture, or barn door (see above), eyes will naturally gravitate to this focal point.
Revamping your space does not have to be overwhelming or stressful, and can give you a new outlook on life, brighten up your mood, or just allow you to have some fun!
Which tip is your favorite and what do you plan to do with your room revamp?
Our favorite is ( of course ) barn doors! Check out or selection of barn doors to change your space in an instant!