When you’re struggling to find a decorative direction for a room in your home, it can feel like the best option is to rip everything out and start over. But renovations aren’t the only way to update a room! The right combination of home accessories can completely transform any room. With some clever purchasing and planning, you can make harsh rooms feel soft, busy rooms feel tranquil, and dark rooms feel bright.
Here are 6 ways to update any room in your home without needing major renovations.
1. To Soften a Harsh Room
Kitchens, laundry rooms, and any task-oriented spaces can often feel cold and utilitarian. Making these spaces feel welcoming can be difficult. You need to decorate around several functional items while trying to keep surfaces clear and usable.
To make a harsh room feel soft and welcoming, start with your window treatment. Diffuse harsh natural light with luxurious sheer white curtains. This keeps the room bright and eliminates sun-glare.
Add a plush rug to the room to ensure softness underfoot and make the room look lived-in and welcoming. You can hide harsh architectural lines and corners with organic sculptures or a sparse indoor tree.
2. To Brighten a Dark Room
To brighten a room that feels dark, you want to maximize any and all-natural light. Hang mirrors across from any windows. Hang curtains close to the ceiling and make sure they’re wider than the window–this ensures none of the window is covered when the curtains are pulled back. To cover dark flooring, use a pale-toned rug.
Instead of using vases or sculptures, decorate with table lamps to add light to dark corners. Choose lamps with bases that have a sculptural feel to them to make up for the purely aesthetic decor you’ve removed.
3. To Make an Unwelcoming Room Feel Cozy
In a room that feels cold and sterile, the right home accessories will warm up the interior.
Layer several different rugs together to draw the eye to the center of the room. This makes you feel invited and welcome. Use throw pillows and blankets to add texture to the room. These pieces soften hard furniture to make them comfy and relaxing.
Add candles throughout the space and light them whenever you have guests over or when you want the room to feel cozy and warm.
4. To Stretch and Widen a Small Room
In a small space, clever use of decorative home accessories can make the room feel larger than life. To keep the space functional, keep the surfaces clear of clutter and decorate the walls instead. Start with a large mirror to widen the room. If you have open shelving or a surface that feels lost without decor, use smaller decorative pieces to match the scale of the room. Opt for things like slim and tall vases or singular candle sticks instead of wider objects.
5. To Bring Order to a Chaotic Room
If you’re working with a chaotic room, start your decorating by adding functional decor. Woven baskets help you stay organized while making the room look good. Use a tray to intentionally gather frequently used items and decrease visual clutter.
Be sure to use un-patterned rugs, curtains, and throw pillows to keep the space feeling tidy. Having too many patterns in one space adds to the feeling of chaos in the room. Lastly, opt for one large art piece instead of several smaller pieces. Using minimal artwork lets your personality shine through without making the walls busy.
6. To Add Life to a Dull Room
You can use home accessories to reinvent a tired, dull room. Look for things with color and fun prints to add joy into your home design. Add a bright patterned rug and draw inspiration for the rest of your decor from its colors and shapes.
To create a playful and vibrant room, use mismatched vases and add a colorful abstract art piece to finish off the space.
Update Any Room With the Right Home Accessories
You don’t need a renovation to completely change the look and feel of your home. Changing out your accessories lets you revamp any room in your home without any hassle. If you’re looking to update a room or two in your home, we have the luxury home accessories you need.
At Designer’s Mark, we pride ourselves on curating a selection of home accessories that can transform any room in your home. Whether you want to soften, brighten, widen, make cozy, bring order to, or add life to a space, we’ve got what you need.
Visit our designer showroom in Boca Raton, South Florida, or contact us at (561) 961-4149 for a private consultation about designing the home of your dreams.