7 Ways to Change Up the Feel of Your Room
Whether you’re redecorating for the season or lacking inspiration in your current abode, there are many things that you can do to change up the look, feel and overall vibe of your room. A recent study from the University of California-Los Angeles found that people who dwelled on things that needed fixing—such as unfinished projects, repairs or chaotic areas—had weaker recovery of cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, at the end of the day compared to those who described their homes as restful and relaxing. If you were waiting for a sign to freshen up your living quarters, this is it. Not sure where to start? No need to fear, seven ways you can change up the feel of your room are here:
From being renter friendly to their endless decorating possibilities, floating shelves are a really innovative way to liven up your space and add some character to an empty, lifeless wall. Floating shelves can be made in just about any material and color you can dream of, so you’ll easily be able to find a set that fits the style of your room. You have the freedom and ease to update the shelves seasonally with the holidays or treat them as a place to show off travel souvenirs, little succulents or a posh candle set.
Mirrors are a great way to brighten up a space and make it appear larger, so why not get creative with mirrors in funky shapes and colors? It might take a couple visits to various decor shops to find the perfect quirky or colored mirror, but you can also head to your local thrift store and look for unique mirrors nestled into interesting frames. Adding mirrors to your space can also double as wall art and they make great additions to gallery walls. Also, when your space is complete you’ll likely be compelled to share the finished product on social media. What better way to show off your new digs than with a selfie in your one-of-a-kind mirror? Consider adding a personal touch by drawing or writing inspirational quotes on the mirror using a dry erase marker.
Tile, hardwood and unfinished floors are dull, drab, and can be quite cold on bare feet during the winter months. However, these floors can easily be transformed with a patterned or colorful shag rug. Rugs are an easy addition to make to any space and can provide symmetry when placed under furniture like bed frames or couches. Choose between a big and bold colored rug or keep it simple with a small 3x5 mat. Remember to always use an anti slip rug pad under any rug you add to your room. This preserves the life of your rug and prevents any slips from happening.
Vintage accent chair
Adding vintage decor immediately adds sophistication to any space and accent chairs are great pieces to invest in. Not only do they provide additional seating, but they can easily be moved from room to room as you continue to decorate your home. Even if your style changes over time, you have the option to reupholster it to match your current style. Pro-tip: you can add small wheels to the feet of the chair so it will glide across your floor with ease.
Organizing and changing up the look of your space go hand in hand. One of the easiest ways to transform your closet is to switch out your flimsy, mix matched plastic hangers for matching felt ones. It’s better to hang your tops using felt hangers because they hold the shape of the clothing article far better than cheap plastic hangers and are slip free. Felt hangers also come in a range of colors to match the aesthetic of your room.
Show your true colors with a vibrantly painted accent wall (in the spirit of LA’s Instagram-famous pink wall) to liven up any room. All white walls often come off as too sterile and rather boring, so walk through the paint aisle at your local home improvement store and see if any colors spark a sense of creativity in you. Accent walls are also relatively easy to change and can be renter friendly by using peel off wallpaper.
Revamp your bedding
Your bed is likely the most used piece of furniture in your home and it’s also the piece of furniture that can be easily accessorized. One of the easiest ways you can revamp the look of your room is by upgrading your bedding. Keep it simple with all white sheets and decorate with whimsical throw pillows or go all out with a colorful or patterned duvet cover. Also, it’s recommended that you purchase new bed sheets every two to three years. If that’s not enough to convince you, consider the wise words #TreatYoSelf.