The words “home renovation” can mean many things, but to most people, they mean time-consuming, huge budget, possibly knocking down walls, and maybe not being able to comfortably live in their home for weeks or months. You may not be ready to go that far. There are a lot of room renovation ideas that can refresh your home and turn a dated or boring room into a warm and welcoming one.
Assessing Your Space: Understanding Your Needs and Goals
With planning and preparation, refreshing your home’s interior décor can be fun and exciting, but it can also come with some challenges. Assessing your needs and goals before you get started will help ensure that your vision comes to life.
Take a quick look at the room or area you want to refresh. Does the style still reflect your taste? Your style may have evolved from shabby chic to something more minimalist. Is the space still functional? You may no longer need a formal dining room and prefer something more casual. Or you may host games and movie nights and need more comfortable furniture and dimmable ceiling light fixtures.
Budget-Friendly Renovation Tips
No matter if it is large or small, all renovations have a budget. You may not want to spend a lot on a quick room reno. This is where your assessment can help keep you in check. There are many easy, budget-friendly tips to refresh your home quickly.
Switching out your living room or bedroom throw pillows for ones of a different style or color is one of the oldest tricks in the book – because it works. But what about spaces that don’t require throw pillows, such as entryways? Changing the lighting is a great way to impact these sometimes-neglected areas.
Lettie 14 Inch 1 Light LED Flush Mount by Hudson Valley Lighting
As the area where the outside environment meets the inside of your home, the entryway greets your guests and sets the tone for their visit. The attractive yet simple silhouette of the Lettie 14 Inch 1 Light LED Flush Mount by Hudson Valley Lighting puts your guests at ease and lets them know they are welcome in your home.
Inwood 15 Inch Wall Sconce by Arteriors Home
It took just a few simple touches to transform this entryway from good to great. With the stunning console and neutral palate as a base, this pair of Inwood 15 Inch Wall Sconces by Arteriors Home create instant visual interest. The bronze band and ivory microfiber shade highlight the natural materials and textures of the console table for a look that is fresh, modern, industrial, and vintage.
Paint and Color: Refreshing Walls for a New Look
Repainting the walls is one of the most impactful and straightforward ways to transform a room. Choose a color that speaks to your personality and style. Consider vibrant and energizing colors to make a bold statement or soft hues for a calm and relaxing vibe. Don’t hesitate to experiment with an accent wall or painting the ceiling. A fresh coat of paint will instantly invigorate any room.
Reeve 52 Inch 8 Light Linear Suspension Light by Hudson Valley Lighting
The painted ceiling in this dining room is the perfect background for the Reeve 52 Inch 8 Light Linear Suspension Light by Hudson Valley Lighting. It draws all eyes towards the lighting, captured by the stunning vintage gold leaf and warm illumination spilling from the martini glass-shaped shades.
Hudson Valley Lighting Curves No.1 11 Inch Wall Sconce
This soft pink on the walls of this bathroom works as a neutral, creating a luxurious feel when paired with stunning marble. Featuring gently curving, rattan-wrapped arms, this pair of Hudson Valley Lighting Curves No.1 11 Inch Wall Sconces brings organic shapes and textures into the design. Linen shades add another beautiful, natural texture, adding timeless elegance to the design.
Lighting Makeover: Brighten and Set the Mood
If any of your rooms feel old and dated, it may not be the paint, the furniture, or the décor. It might be time for a lighting makeover. Exchanging outdated or inefficient lighting can level up the look and feel of any room and create a more relaxing atmosphere. New residential and commercial lighting styles can give your interior the lift it needs. Adding unique lighting might be all you need to refresh any area.
Mitzi Whit 37 Inch 14 Light Linear Suspension Light by Mitzi
Anchored by the traditional rug and modern/Scandi dining room table, this dining room is topped off by the industrial-inspired Mitzi Whit 37 Inch 14 Light Linear Suspension Light by Mitzi, creating a truly eclectic look. It brings a fun and funky feel to the dining room, balancing practicality with style.
Furniture Arrangement: Optimize Space and Flow
Check the arrangement of your furniture for space and flow. Too much, too little, or incorrectly placed will make your room crowded and outdated. Your furniture arrangement should allow visual and physical movement around and through an area, from one room or area to the next. Your home should feel fluid and easy to move in.
Revolve 24 Light Chandelier by Alora Lighting
This open-concept area feels spacious and intimate, with the perfect blend of sophistication and functionality. The layout fosters a sense of togetherness that allows for easy flow. The Revolve 24 Light Chandelier by Alora Lighting dazzles as it illuminates the room with a warm glow, highlighting the beautiful millwork and fireplace.
Statement Pieces and Accents: Infusing Personality into the Room
If you know what you like, don’t be afraid to flaunt it in your room makeover. A bold, eye-catching element that becomes the focal point is a great way to refresh your interior design. A statement piece allows you to express your personality and style. They can also transform small areas with bold accents that instantly elevate the look.
Tilda 5 Light Mini Chandelier by Arteriors Home
This pair of Tilda 5 Light Mini Chandeliers by Arteriors Home brings a sense of whimsy to the coastal-inspired design. Lined up with the table and built-in behind it, the pair add visual balance, creating a stunning focal point that elevates the space with elegance and individuality.
Celerie Kemble Parasol 28 Inch Accent Lamp by Arteriors Home
Great design is in the details, which means getting the accent lighting right. The Celerie Kemble Parasol 28 28-inch accent Lamp by Arteriors Home couldn’t be more perfect for this area. The handwoven wicker shade and base tie the design details together with sophisticated flair. It both fits into and stands out in this design, filled with elements that feel authentic and real.
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