Tips & Tricks Thursday – 4 Simple Things
Sometimes you need a change, right?
Sometimes you don’t have the money – or time! – to spend on said change, right?
Never fear! I’ve come up with four simple changes you can make this weekend!
a) won’t brake the bank
b) won’t take forever to complete
c) will satisfy your need for to “update” something until you can get around to that larger project
I’m a HUGE fan of adding plants to help create depth in a space. And I love the architectural look of succulents. They come in so many different shapes and sizes, that the combinations are limitless. Create an interesting centerpiece by placing some in a large piece of driftwood…instant update! Or, place them in separate votive holders or even fancy champagne flutes for a play on texture. Like I said… limitless! An added bonus? They’re easy to get and don’t cost a fortune, so you can really play around with them!
I know. I know. You’re thinking that painting is really labor intensive. Well, it doesn’t have to be. Think about painting something smaller than an entire room. Maybe an accent wall, a picture frame, a vase, or even your own abstract canvas! (Play around with color palettes. I love the idea of selecting 4-5 tones of the same color…)
Here’s what I’m talking about:
Painting the interior of a vase…
Gold paint to accent your moldings…
Instead of painting an entire wall, why not create your own “wallpaper”?
This was done using decals (Awesome!!!! I’m totally doing this when I have kiddos!), but why not use freehand it using paint?
3. KNOBS / PULLS
Now, I know that knobs and pulls can be expensive, but there are some great options out there on the lower end (Lowes, Ikea, etc…) if you want to update a room with a lot of casework – like, say, your kitchen? Or, you could splurge for something more pricey and update a piece of furniture that only has a few pulls. Either way, you’ll see an instant update that will make you smile.
4. THROW PILLOWS
There is no simpler way to change up a space than swapping out throw pillows. Period.
I just bought these for my bedroom to completely change the look… Love!
…now I just need to get a headboard. But that would go into the category of : LARGER PROJECT
What are some of your favorite ways to update your space without breaking the bank?