Mini-Makeovers Tips And Tricks
Move things around
Just because a piece of furniture has always been in one spot, does not mean it has to stay there. Rethink the look of your space by moving furniture around. From tables to accessories, anything goes.
Create a centrepiece
Adding a centrepiece to a table -- coffee, dining or end -- will add life to your space as well as colour. Reach for fresh flowers or put fresh pieces of fruit into a glass bowl.
Get rid of knick-knacks
Clutter can make a space feel smaller than it really is, so go through a room you'd like to update and clear it of any junk or knick-knacks that may be lying around. This will make the room feel larger and will keep things looking neat and organized.
Add a throw
Blankets are a great way to add a punch of colour to any room, so add a throw, like the classic Hudson Bay Co.'s version, to a couch, chair or bed. Blankets are also fun to cozy up to in the winter.
Throw around pillows
Update your lighting
Changing the mood of a room can be as simple as changing the wattage of a light bulb [brighter bulbs make a room feel more energetic; low-wattage ones add an air of romance].
Showcase favourite photos or works of art in inexpensive frames from your local craft store. Mix-and-match your artistic finds to create a photo wall. The project takes little time, but is an easy way to create a new focal point for your home.
Lay down rugs
Add some texture to a hallway or make hardwood floors feel warmer with a brightly coloured rug. Because you can find inexpensive options at Ikea, it's also economical to switch them up each season.