Easy Ways to Instantly Update Your Space

Looking to transform a room without doing a ton of work? Sounds like my kind of project! Here are some quick ways that you can make a big impact with a small change... because details matter.

Lighting Fixtures

Not only can new lighting fixtures drastically change how your room looks, it can also impact how the light actually fills your space. Not all lighting fixtures let out the same amount of light in the same way. In fact, you can sometimes even achieve a different look by just cleaning your light fixtures – a task that many forget to do.

Statement Art

There’s nothing quite like a gigantic piece of artwork to really change the mood of a room. Whether it’s a part of a gallery wall or it’s on its own, statement art does a lot to set the tone of a room. I think that my own piece of art, that you can see above, ties in well with the more natural elements of my apartment (especially our plants) and it definitely lends a feeling of vibrancy and cheerfulness – as all flowers should. But not all artwork has to be uplifting. In fact, some of the most interesting pieces can provide a more romantic, moody feel to a space.

New Hardware

It’s probably one of those things that you don’t think about often, but it can make a huge different when it comes to the look of any room, especially kitchens, bathrooms, and even home offices. The kind of hardware that an office desk has, for example, goes a long way towards establish the style of the piece, the functionality, and just the overall feel/character. Upgrading the hardware of a piece is relatively easy, but may require some patchwork and maybe even some drilling, but it’s not necessary always the case.

Hardware Updates - A Detailed Palette

New Duvet Cover

Your bed is the whole point of the bedroom and therefore is the central piece. This means that any changes you make to your bedding are going to really impact the rest of the room, providing a sort of “instant makeover” whenever you make the slightest change. It’s one of the many reasons why I love getting new bedding so much. Duvet covers are relatively affordable and easy to change – at least they are if you follow the steps in this video.

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