Everyone has a room in their home that could use some updates. It can be overwhelming to come up with ideas to refresh that tired room since there are so many options out there that you can choose to use. In this article, we will look at some of the best ways you can update your tired room to help you get started.
It is truly amazing how much adding a little greenery to a room can change its look and feel. Adding a plant to your tired room can give it an infusion of new life — literally. If you are not someone who is good at keeping plants alive, an alternative is to add some artificial plants to the room, but make sure that they do not look overly fake.
Add a Mirror
If the room is small, adding a new mirror to the wall is a good way to make it look bigger. The mirror frame can accent the decor of the room, or it can contrast it in a way that draws the eye. Have fun with it, and give it your personal touch.
Get New Wall Art
How long has the art on your wall been hanging there? If you are tired of the look of your room, try changing out your current art for something new. You can always change out the art for new family photos or just get some cute printouts online that you can put in frames.
Change the Lighting
The lighting in a room can completely transform its ambiance of it and make it feel like something new. While the basic overhead lighting that comes standard in the room does the job, if you add some lamps to tables or larger floor lamps, you can change the entire look and feel of the room. If you like the lamps and overhead light positions you currently have, you can always change the fixture; even something that small can make the room feel updated. You can also add candles to change the lighting and mood of the room.
Rearrange Your Furniture
If you are bored with the room but like the furniture you have in it, you can rearrange the furniture to give it a fresh and new look. This is a great way to update your room on a budget since you will not have to buy anything new to refresh the room; you are just working with what you already have.
Add a Throw Rug
Rugs can give a room structure and brighten it up nicely. If the room has hardwood floors or tiles, adding a rug can also make the room feel a little warmer and soften footsteps. A rug can also help to ground the room and its furniture, which is especially nice in an open-concept floor plan if you want to anchor seating arrangements.
Change the Accessories on a Surface
Rearranging the trinkets you have on your tables and shelves is another great way to update a tired room. You can either move around your existing ones, or you can get new ones to completely change up the look. Be careful to avoid over-accessorizing your room, though; too many little trinkets and keepsakes can make a room look cluttered.
Throw pillows are another great way to accessorize a room. Adding just one or two to a couch or a chair can make the room feel a little bit more refreshed than it currently is.
Straighten up the Room
If the room you are refreshing is your bedroom, pick up your laundry and make the bed to make it look a little more refreshed. If you are refreshing a living room, pick up your coffee mug from this morning, fold your throw blanket when you are done using it and do other things to straighten it up. Something small like this can make a room look a little more refreshed.
Get New Window Covers
Replacing your curtains or blinds can be pricey, depending on the ones you like to go with, but by getting new blinds or curtains, you can give the room a complete transformation. It will change the way that light comes into the room, which can do a lot to refresh a tired room.
Give the Walls a New Look
One quick and easy way to refresh a tired room is to repaint the walls. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders on the overall look and feel of the room. You can also add wallpaper if that is more of your style.
If you want to get really creative with your walls, you can create an accent wall instead of repainting the entire room, which will draw attention to that single wall. Instead of paint, another great thing to do with your walls, or as an accent wall, is to install faux stone or brick veneer. It gives you the look and feel of natural stone or brick, but it is a fraction of the price and can be installed as a DIY project.
Washi tape is also a popular option for transforming the walls since it is easy to remove without damaging the paint underneath. This means you can change up the walls more frequently and on a budget.
Another way to give your walls a new look is to create a gallery wall full of art or photos of your friends and family. Hanging some shelves on the walls is another good way to give your wall a new look, and it will give you a new way to organize your books and display your keepsakes.
There are many unique and creative you can transform a tired room to give it an update and make it feel newer. Have fun changing your room and updating your décor; ultimately, it is up to you to make your home showcase your unique personality and tastes.
About the Author
Auz Burger is a freelance writer and an expert in faux stone and brick veneer and home DIY projects. She has a BA from Washington State University and has been writing and editing professionally for over a decade.