Note: This article contains affiliate links (hyperlinks, widgets, or through images), which means I receive compensation if you purchase a product through them. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will add value to my readers. Visit my disclosure page for more information.
Revamping your home decor is the gateway to upgrading the entire look of your space. There are so many things you can do to create a look that will give your home an instant facelift.
Below are 5 DIY design tips that you can use to upgrade your home decor.
1 Simple Colors
One of the simplest places to begin is the color scheme. If you want your home to feel welcoming and draw attention to different decor, choose neutral wall colors.
Simple colors create a calming atmosphere while very dark hues minimize the space and make it seem cramped.
Some colors to consider are neutral or muted colors such as creme, white, eggshell, light gray, light brown, and light pastel colors. These soft hues will generate a relaxing feel and one that appears to be much bigger and brighter.
This allows your home to have an instant upgrade, and you will be able to incorporate darker pieces of decor on the walls that will pop. Lighter colors also help to foster a sense of purity and cleanliness within a room.
You can incorporate darker tones by mixing and matching pieces of decor, whether it be a picture frame, fixtures, or a lampshade.
Experiment with arranging an assortment of different pieces that will pop against a darker accent wall. If you do choose to go with a darker color, like a royal blue, or luxurious purple, this can exude a classic regal feel to a room, and that can pair very well with light decor pieces.
Just be careful not to pair different dark shades in one room. The key is to keep it simple with simple colors.
Pops of Color
Another way to incorporate simple colors to upgrade your decor is to include splashes or pops of color in a room. Add hints or warmer colors here and there in the midst of a darker toned room and vice versa.
Keep your accenting technique simplistic and minimalistic. Adding too many accent colors can be too stark and distracting. A pop of color here or there is just the right amount to draw a guest’s focus on the different parts of a space that you want to highlight.
2 Green Home Decor
What better way to upgrade your home decor than by being environmentally friendly? Going green is a great way to add freshness to your home.
Adding plants as a part of your home decor is an instant pick me up in any space. The addition of a variety of plants throughout your home will add pops of color.
Plants are also known to release clean and healthy air, which, in a sense, is an unseen but highly beneficial upgrade. Plants are the fast track route to beautifying almost any space in your home.
Light dimmers are another green option that helps to reduce your energy costs and are a great tool to highlight and feature any space in your home. The adjustability of the lights allows you to create the perfect glow for any room.
It is also an added benefit that there are timers that can be installed with your lights so you can create the perfect ambiance but also save money in the meantime when no one is using the room.
Lastly, consider using environmentally friendly material that does not contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Many tiling options and other materials found and used in floors, countertops, and even some decor material can release harmful chemicals into the air.
Try switching to environmentally friendly materials such as bamboo and recycled glass. There are many beautiful pieces made out of bamboo that add a spark of earthiness to any room.
3 New Furnishings and Fixtures
If you look around your home, you can probably pinpoint fixtures and furnishings that have been around for years. To add an instant upgrade, consider installing new furnishings and fixtures.
You can buy new lamps, lampstands, and lampshades that give off a more modern appeal. This also applies to the furniture you have in your home, as well.
Exchanging used pieces in your home for newer-looking and more contemporary styles is sure to give your home decor the upgrade that it needs.
4 Kitchen Countertop Materials
Kitchen countertops have long been considered one of the most significant and most eye-catching pieces of decor in any home. There are so many kitchen countertop materials that you can buy, that can add great elegance and appeal to your kitchen and add an upgraded vibe.
Two of the most popular choices are granite and marble.
Granite and marble are natural stones that are known for their timeless beauty and durability. Granite has a more speckled and grainy look while marble typically comes in lighter hues of white with gray marbling throughout a slab.
Some granite countertop options mimic the look of marble and exotic varieties of both.
Taking proper care of your countertop will ensure that your home decor continues to keep its upgraded feel. To maintain granite and marble, make sure the countertop is sealed one to two times every one to two years.
Without the use of sealant, the surface is prone to damage. Wipe and clean these countertops regularly with a soft cloth, water, and mild dish soap.
5 Keep Your Sense of Style
One of the best things you can do to upgrade your home decor is to add and keep your sense of style to any space. Don’t adhere to strict guidelines unless you want your home to feel cold and rigid and even fake.
Instead, add nuances of your personality and taste to add uniqueness and warmth. By adding touches that come from your heart, you’ll feel more at home in the spaces you create.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.