Impactful, Easy Home Updates for the Summer

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was just great.

Today, I am sharing some home updates. Often, we assume that in order for something to be impactful or meaningful, that something also has to be rather involved, perhaps even difficult. You've probably heard it before in a simplified version: Go big or go home. While it's a fun saying and may apply to some situations, it doesn't always apply to home decor. In fact, sometimes the smallest of changes can really make a big difference when it comes to the look and feel of your space. Here are a few updates to consider as the summer winds down. These updates are ones that I have found to be both easy to implement and very impactful to the overall design of your space.

Change Out or Add an Area Rug

Area rugs can be a bit pricey. If you're looking for more affordable options, I highly recommend RugsUSA. Still, it's an easy way to really update any room. Flooring, whether we realize it or not, plays a very large role. Therefore, changing it up is a really great way to make a room feel new again without doing much at all to it. Consider color and texture before purchasing to ensure that your rug will still fit in with the aesthetics of your home, but don't be afraid to go with something different that will stand out.

Impactful Easy Home Updates - A Detailed Palette

Add a New Plant

The summer months are the perfect time to consider adding some more plant life to your home. Plants add an organic element while also providing visual interest. While considering how a plant looks is important, it's also vital to consider care instructions and whether or not those care instructions can be met within your home. For example, how much light and what kind of light a plant needs should be factored into where it's placed. I also really like to add more plants in the summer months so that I am fully prepared for the fall and the winter where outdoor greenery is a thing of distant memory. Plants that are thriving indoors in the fall and in the winter always cheer me up.

Impactful, Easy Home Updates for the Summer - A Detailed Palette
Impactful, Easy Home Updates for the Summer - A Detailed Palette

No More Blank Walls

Seriously, add something to your walls, whether it's art, floating shelves, or maybe some other form of storage. Hanging up artwork is incredibly easy to do if you're equipped with some artwork, a tape measure, a hammer, and a few nails. Now that my gallery wall is complete, it's so obvious how much more lively the space is, especially when I find old pictures to compare it to. Artwork also doesn't have to be pricey or be over-complicated. Find pieces and prints that you like and use them to dress up your walls. 

Impactful, Easy Home Updates for the Summer - A Detailed Palette