Imagination is as valuable as a big budget when it comes to transforming your home.
Spruce up your home for free with these easy redesign tips.
TURN A STOOL INTO A SIDE TABLE. – Repurpose a seat into a handy stand, perfect for pulling up alongside a sofa or easy chair. Try one on its own, or cluster a few (even varied heights work). And remember less is more!
CHANGE YOUR CHAIRS. – Matching dining sets can feel boring over time. Trade a couple of seats from the kitchen with ones in the dining room.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPEN SHELVES. – Pull out your pretty pitchers or patterned plates and arrange them to be admired. Grab some plate stands at the dollar store to use for your colorful patterned plates as an accessory.
REARRANGE LAMPS AND SHADES. – Swap a bedside lamp with one from your desk or the living room, or simply switch the shades for a different look. This is my favorite – a small design trick that has a big impact on the design of the room.
RENEW A WHOLE ROOM. – Play around with your furniture configuration—reposition a sofa, rotate an area rug, or try dividing the room with an open-backed bookcase or storage unit.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX – Use a glass jar as a vase, group ottomans as a coffee table, or try a pretty basket to hold a plain planter.
RE-STYLE YOUR BOOKSHELF – Since messy shelves can make an entire room look disorganized, pretty yours up with nicely colored book covers, accessories from around the home – Again, remember less is more!
BRING THE OUTDOOR IN – Wicker, wrought iron and decorative aluminum furniture can create a garden-, coastal-, beach- or cottage-themed space inside.
ARRANGE UNIQUE TABLESCAPES – Design mini-vignettes on tables, mantels or buffets with keepsakes, from fine china to figurines. There’s no point in keeping interesting items around if no one ever sees them.
Isn’t it time you finally enjoyed life and let someone else handle the rest?
Do you have a spare room or maybe a whole house that is just sitting there costing you money – when you could be making money?
Airbnb is the way to go . . . let’s be honest though, if you don’t have panoramic water view or an unbeatable location to offer guests – you are going to need to rely on the interior design of your property to get guest to book at your Airbnb. The more energy you put into thinking, planning and executing this design – the more plenty your Airbnb income will be.
You need to consider your location. If you’re furnishing an apartment in New York city it’s probably best to avoid rural, rustic, farmhouse theme when it comes to interior design – that theme could work well for a barn that has been converted into an Airbnb in the country. Your theme should make sense with your surroundings.
I set out to accumulate all the design (easy-to-implement) tips I could find to make it easy for you to add your own personality to a space.