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Sometimes your home just feels “off”. I have some ways that can instantly transform your home and infuse that intangible spark into your space.
You can tackle all of these tips in a weekend!
1. Ditch overhead lighting
Create some ambience. Use table lamps, wall sconces, and even candlelight to create layered lighting throughout your space. You’ll instantly find yourself feeling more zen without harsh lights streaming in at all hours of the day, and it’s much more forgiving toward any eyesores around the house.
2. Bring furniture off the walls
If you’re not comfortable laying out furniture just yet, it might feel the most natural to put all of your furniture against the walls to maximize space. Instead, try to focus your floorplan around the function of each room. In a living area, you want to highlight opportunities for easy conversation and relaxation, so anchoring couches and chairs around a focal point—like a fireplace or television—is a great practice. Placing furniture against the walls tends to create a void in the middle of the room that can feel like dead space, and dead space isn’t sexy.
3. Add texture with flowers and plants
Homes are best with at least three living things in them: people, plants, and pets. If you can’t have pets, make sure you have plants! They literally breathe life and fresh air into your space, and they add texture and colour that works with any style of decor, from traditional to mid-century. Try an oversized potted plant in a corner, and smaller, seasonal flower arrangements on surfaces like your coffee table, kitchen counters, entryway table, or nightstand.
4. Style empty surfaces (coffee table, nightstand, etc.) with items you love
Purchasing special styling accessories can feel overwhelming when you’re already furnishing an entire room, but there are plenty of items you probably already have on-hand that can be used for this exact purpose. Think of styling pieces as sculptural art—you want to choose items that add a bit of shape or dimension. Maybe you have a vintage bowl on-hand from your grandmothers that can be added to your entryway table, or to your coffee table as a vessel for putting cherished Instax photos on display. Feel free to think outside the box!
5. Re-hang art at eye-level
Most of the people were previously hanging their art far too high on the wall, yet they couldn’t quite figure out why it didn’t feel right. Instead, try re-hanging your art at eye-level for a person of average height (or about 60 inches from the floor). Your whole space will feel more balanced.
6. Freshen up trim with white paint
The power of paint can never be underestimated, but even if you don’t have the time or budget to paint your whole home, a can of glossy white paint for baseboards and trim can be totally transformative on even the most modest design budget. Dingy or yellowed trim tends to add an unintended grungy vibe, while fresh, white trim feels light, bright, and clean.
Source: The Everygirl
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