Fun Flips For Spring 2021: How to Revamp a Boring Room
Spring is in the air, which means you’re developing that familiar annual warm-weather itch to add a new vibe to your living space. Simply put, you’re ready to shake off those winter blues and start the year anew—and we don’t blame you. Unfortunately, your bank account is telling you “no” to an all-out redesign of your living room or bedroom this spring. And so is your busy schedule.
Don’t worry—you can still give these rooms the new energy they need without breaking the bank. Here’s a rundown on a few effortless and cost-effective ways to revamp that boring room in your home this season.
Rearrange the Room’s Furniture, or Add New Furniture
Moving your living room’s or bedroom’s existing furniture around can instantly give it a completely different look. For instance, in your living room, you can flip-flop the couch and the entertainment center. Meanwhile, in the bedroom, consider moving the bed to the wall opposite the wall it currently rests against. You can also move your dressers to walls they’ve never been situated against before.
Alternatively, if you want a totally new look, you can add trendy affordable furniture to your space. A new ottoman, recliner, or even TV stand can work wonders for revamping your home’s look this spring. And when you pair new accents with some other DIY improvements, your space can feel fresh and give you the change you were craving.
Add Color to Your Walls
Yes, painting does take time and a little money. However, a paint job in any room of your home can dramatically change your room’s appearance.
Not sure where to start? Go to your local paint store and pick out some of your favorite potential colors for your target room. Then, tape these samples to your walls. Over the next several days, decide which color may look the best in that space at each time of the day. Afterward, it’s time to break out the brushes and rollers for an epic painting party.
If you’re not crazy about painting your walls, you can easily add colorful removable wallpaper to them instead. The perfect floral or ocean pattern, for example, can quickly revive your space in a way that plain paint simply can’t. And when you want a change again, you can simply take it down and replace it with another patterned wallpaper.
Change Up the Pillows or Rugs
Tired of your couch or bed’s same old dreary look? Spruce things up simply by adding colorful throw pillows to your couch—ones that will make your sofa or bed pop. Pillows that feature different colors or designs than you’re used to will immediately become your room’s focal point and make it stand out for all the right reasons.
Likewise, consider replacing that old rug in the bedroom or living room with a brand-new one that is opposite in color. For instance, if your current rug is navy blue, why not try a yellow? Or, if a white rug currently adorns your floor, add a black rug to create a dramatic effect. Something as simple as a new rug can take your room’s look to a whole new level of chic in a matter of minutes.
Add New Art to Your Walls
If you’re sick of locking eyes with the same artwork on your walls (that is, when you’re not staring at your smartphone), give your eyes something fresh to look at this spring, especially considering we’re all spending a lot more time at home these days.
For instance, consider hanging up today’s popular Gonsalves original paintings or even one of Charles Pabst paintings to your walls to add a captivating, surreal, dream-like, and awe-inspiring vibe to your living space. Also, don’t forget to add new, trendy lighting to the area. This will further draw attention to your new artwork while simultaneously serving as a work of art, too.
Switch Up Your Decor
To add a new touch to your home’s rooms this spring, consider mixing and matching your existing decor. For instance, if you typically display a certain picture near a vase in your living room, why not move these two pieces to your bedroom? Then, move a couple of your favorite souvenirs from the bedroom to the living room. Don’t forget the power of plants, either!
Switching up your picture frames is yet another way to bring a different look to each room in your home. You can do the same with your favorite paintings or wall art. You can’t ask for a better way to make every room feel brand new while also bringing your unique personality to each room.
Spruce Up Your Favorite Rooms at Home with Ease This Spring!
As you tackle some spring cleaning projects this month, be sure to add freshening up your favorite room to the list. Fortunately, with the above strategies, you can quickly and easily bring your room back to life. Start incorporating these ideas into your space today to give your room the perfect makeover—one you’ll soak up in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
Carolyn Mitchell is a freelance writer and content strategist with a passion for home décor and maintenance. She can often be found re-painting and updating the furnishings in her home, and she is also a dedicated cat mom to two adorable kitties.