14 Aug

Instant Gratification Redecoration

Change is good. If you enter your living room or bedroom without even looking around anymore it might be time to give it a new look.  Redecorating shouldn’t break the bank either— with a little time, and maybe a little cash, you can alter your living space for the better today.

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Pattern your Place: Frame scrapbook or wrapping paper for simple, easy designs that are cheap and come in a multitude of patterns, prints, and colors. You can also pick up contact paper (the kind for kitchen cabinets) in all kinds of cute colors and patterns. Measure the backs of your shelves and you can update the look of your bookshelves in any room by sticking a fun pattern in there!

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Cultivate a Collection: Group like objects on walls or shelving for an instant theme. If you don’t have a collection, you can frame photos in similar frames, or visit a thrift shop and hang some colorful vintage plates or clocks in a cluster.  Whimsy never came so easily.

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Furniture Reconstruction: It’s intimidating thinking about replacing your current furniture. So try an instant reboot! A little tired of your bedroom? Try waking up on another side of the bed by repositioning it and adding a new throw or pillows to change the most dominant color in your room. Sick of your IKEA living room? Alter the slipcovers and more with websites like Ikea Hackers, which offers innovative ideas for your Swedish furniture, and ThisisMyKea, which sells slipcovers and decals designed with your current furniture in mind.  Or visit O’verlays to add some pizzaz to boring bookshelves and dressers.

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Paint it Black: Or paint it red. Or paint it zebra-striped! Without repainting an entire room, you can still change the details of a smaller space like a bathroom, by painting just the door or window frames.

Do any of these ideas inspire you? What do you to to refresh a tired room? Let us know your interior design ideas in the comments!


{ posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 }


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