We all like to keep our homes looking good, which means updating the decor on a regular basis. The problem is that most of us are quite short on time. The demands of modern family life mean that you rarely have much time to spend decorating. Fortunately, there are ways to change the way your home looks without your having to completely redecorate. Below are a few of my favourite fast and easy home decor ideas.
Regularly update the artwork on your walls
What you hang on your walls has a big impact on the look and feel of a room. Therefore, changing the artwork is a quick and easy way to freshen things up. You do not have to spend ages flicking through posters and paintings online, either. If you want to you can use photos you take yourself. Printing collages on a canvas background is a really great way to create a unique work of art for your hallway or living room wall.
You just have to select your favourite snaps, arrange them in a pleasing design and send your order to an online printing firm. They will then take what you send them and print them out using high-quality inks. Within about a week you will receive your unique photo collage. All you need to do then is to unpack it and hang it on your wall. If you have an existing hook installed this will only take you minutes.
Treat yourself to some new soft furnishings
Changed your cushion covers and throws does not take long. If you order what you need online, you can potentially shop while watching TV or listening to the radio. Changing everything over should only take you half an hour or so.
If you want to make a bigger difference, treat yourself to new curtains and maybe a couple of rugs. For a dining room, a new tablecloth or table runner can make a huge difference to the way the room looks. If you want to change things more, consider investing in some slipcovers for your dining room chairs. These look good and are a very effective way to protect your chairs from day to day wear and tear.
Rearrange your furniture
Another fast way to give a room a new look is to simply change the layout. You will be surprised at how radically different a room can look when you do this. Try taking one or two of the larger items of furniture out and putting them in the garage. Doing so can radically open up a room and help you to create a more minimalist look.
If something is looking a little dated you can make some simple changes. For example, spray painting dark wood furniture in a light colour is an excellent way to give it a fresh, more modern, look.
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