If you're anything like me, you may
Buying a rug in a bright and/or bold pattern can really refresh a room.
If you aren't big into color like I am, perhaps something more subtle like the two below.
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Now, I know you're thinking rugs can be expensive, but I've gotten some great deals from:
#2 Decorative Lamps
I love love love lamps. LOVE. They are a great way to add some personality to a space. If you're still rocking the $19.99 black/silver floor lamps from Bed Bath & Beyond, please do me a favor & get rid of them NOW.
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My Favorite Spots for Lamps: Lamps Plus, Home Goods, Threshold/Nate Berkus for Target
#3 Throw Pillows!!
OK so if there's something I love more than lamps. it's throw pillows! Just ask J...he told me no more. Good thing he hasn't checked my car or our storage closet. Throw pillows can be fairly inexpensive & can add such a pop of color or texture to any room. The best part, if you get sick of them? Toss them in the closet or buy covers for them.
I love mixing & matching colors & patterns. Who says they all have to be so match-y?
Also, I'd die for this couch.
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My favorite affordable places to find throw pillows: Home Goods, PB Teen, CB2, & Festive Home Décor (Etsy shop)
Some people might steer from plants saying they don't have green thumbs, or will most likely kill it. If that's the case, then I recommend getting an Aloe plant, or a Bamboo plant or a succulent . They are almost fool proof! I do NOT have a green thumb & my aloe plant is 4 years old & currently taking over my kitchen. If I can keep it alive, so can you!
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Bar Carts have become somewhat of an essential phenomenon, & who WOULDN'T want one?? Just about anything can be turned into a bar (I'm currently using what once was my TV console) & can be very fun to stock :)
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#6 Organize with Trays
I love trays. I know, I've been saying love a lot during this post, but it's true! Trays are so fun & a great way to add personality to a space. I have trays on my bar, coffee table, end table & nightstand. What can I say?!
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Favorite places to find trays: Home Goods (I know I know), Pencil Shaving Studio, Z Gallerie, Flea Markets!
#7 Change your Curtains!
I adore curtains. (See what I did there?? Didn't say love!) Whether you go with bright & bold colors, or more subdued solids, curtains really impact a room & can change the entire feel of a space. Remember, when hanging your rods, you want to install them as close to the ceiling as possible, unlike some of the photos below. They will instantly make your room taller! (See guide)
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#8 New Bedding
There is nothing better than diving into a fresh set of bedding. Every time I move I buy new bedding. Now that we're going to be in our place for a bit, I have a feeling I'm going to be changing up the bedding more often. My love affair with throw pillows does follow me into the bedroom, except they tend to spend more time on the floor than our bed. Whatever.
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#9 Add Metallic Accessories
If you've been following me lately you know I've been digging gold. It's been fun finding ways to incorporate it into my home. The easiest is with accessories, pillows & poufs. I just bought the gold Moroccan poof for my office & to say I am obsessed wouldn't even come close to my feelings for it.
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Have any other tips? I'd love to hear them!
Please note, this is NOT a sponsored post. All thoughts/ideas are mine & I was not compensated for mentioning any of the above stores/sites. I only wish I was cool enough for that to happen.