As designers, we realize how time after time trends change as seasons go. We see it in our projects and in our own homes, we eventually always get that urge to make some kind of a change! The thought of redecorating can be overwhelming which is why we thought we’d share how to freshen up your home with simple tips that can make the biggest impact.
SWAP OUT YOUR PILLOWS
We like to keep our overall room palette neutral because we bring in patterns and colours with pillows. Switching pillow covers from season to season is a small change, but will definitely freshen up the room. Some of our clients will even purchase two sets of pillows during our transformation day, one for the colder months and one for the summer.
PAINT YOUR WALLS
Investing in a fresh coat of paint will definitely liven up any dated space. Your home is usually due for a new paint job every 5-7 years. Sometimes sooner if the existing colours were too trendy. A colour consultation with one of our colour experts is all you need to make sure the right paint colour is chosen to complement your existing furniture and finishes.
Switching out your dated hardware is probably the most inexpensive way to make a change in your space. It's an easy transformation that goes a long way.
SWITCH YOUR LIGHTING
Make a statement. Perhaps your dining room light needs a bigger impact or your flushmounts are outdated and don’t produce enough light. Most of our favourites come from Montreal Lighting, Rejuvenation, and this one below is from West Elm! Click here to get this light!
PLAY WITH YOUR ART
We’re not saying to go out and spend thousands of dollars on new pieces, but sometimes your art is being displayed in a room where its beauty does not shine. Perhaps it is currently in the bathroom, but should be showcased in the dining room. Moving your art around can truly make a difference. Reframing can also go a long way. Sometimes all your need is a more current frame or even something as simple as adding a fresh matting if the piece allows for it.
Blog post by Melinda Recine.