With most of us spending more time at home than ever before, now is the perfect opportunity to refresh your space. Of course, not everyone is sitting around the house with tons of time and money on their hands, but if you have a free afternoon or even a little spare cash, making a few simple changes can completely change the vibe of your space.
If you’re not sure how to get started, here are 10 unique home decorating ideas for inspiration.
Decorate with Leafy Greens
Decorating the home with houseplants can not only improve the indoor air quality, but they’ve also been proven to boost happiness and productivity. Adding leafy greens to your favorite room is a simple, affordable decorating idea, that can have a big visual impact. Plus, there are a ton of different ways to incorporate some new growth into your decor.
If you’re looking to add a pop of color to the corner of your living room, try decorating with an Emerald Tree, otherwise known as a China Doll plant. Because they’re easy to grow, China Dolls are perfect the perfect houseplants for beginners. China Dolls need bright indirect light and as long as there is just a bit of moisture to its soil, it will thrive. Overall, decorating with indoor plants is a great way to add a sense of lushness to your favorite room.
Update Your Mantel
Updating your fireplace mantel is all you need to refresh your living room space. Since the mantel is a natural focal point anyway, adding to it a few frames of family photos, pieces of art, or even some fresh flowers, can completely change the overall vibe of your space.
Comfort is Key
Whether you’re settling down to watch a movie or enjoying a family dinner, your home should inspire relaxation in every room. But how can you balance comfort and style in your space?
The key to choosing a comfortable and stylish interior is first considering your unique lifestyle and taste. If you love breakfast in bed, make it a point to have a comfy bed and high-quality sheets. If you enjoy entertaining family and friends over dinner, then make sure you have a big dining room table, and enough chairs to accommodate your guests.
At-Home Happy Hour
Drag your bar cart to a sun-filled corner of your home (or even outdoor to your patio area,) and create a drink-mixing station. As the seasons change, restock your bar cart with your favorite seasonal drinks and mixers. To further upgrade your setup, add some vibrant colors and indoor plants.
Incorporate Storage Solutions
Large baskets are great organizational tools, as they’re light enough to move around to where you need them the most, and decorative enough to stash things in them and keep your space looking clean. Plus, woven baskets are a great statement piece in any space!
Fill Your Empty Walls
If you’ve been staring at empty walls for too long, it’s time to finally hang some stuff up to make your house feel more like home. You don’t need to stick to framed art or canvas photos for your design, nor do you don’t have to stress yourself out trying to put together a trendy gallery wall.
If you’re not sure how to get started, try decorating your child’s room or playroom with fun kids wall art. With countless styles, themes, and colors, this wall art is a great way to add a splash of color to your kids’ room. Alternatively, consider investing in canvas prints of your children’s art to hang up as wall decor.
With many of us still working from home, it’s essential to designate a space that is purely intended for relaxation. Choose a sun-filled corner of your living room, add a lounge chair, and incorporate some beach-inspired accents to create your own makeshift sunroom.
Bring the Vacation to You
Just because you had to cancel your vacation for this summer, it doesn’t mean you can’t relax in your own home. Think of your favorite travel spots and let them influence you in some vacation-inspired home decor updates.
For example, if you’re trying to recreate a countryside retreat, then mix antiques with natural textures. In addition, incorporate traditional patterns—like gingham and soft floral—and finish your room off with a pop of fresh florals, making it look just like a countryside garden.
Create the Perfect Shelfie
If you’re searching for a simple decor idea that doesn’t require any demo, this is it. By rearranging your bookshelves to incorporate books and pieces of decor like indoor plants, canvas art, souvenirs, and ceramics, you can add a completely new perspective to your space.
From throw pillows and soft tapestries to baskets and natural fibers, combining textures can make your space feel more comfortable, stylish, and lived-in.
The important thing to remember is that regardless of whether you’re looking to make big or small changes, or simply make your home more functional yet comfortable, simple design and decor updates can help you refresh your space without breaking the bank.