Refresh your home this weekend

Sometimes all you need is a day at home changing things around to make you feel like you’ve overhauled your home. It can be as simple as a cupboard tidy up, re-styling a vignette or replacing pendant lights.

Here are some ideas you can do this weekend to refresh your home…

Move your furniture around

Do you have all your furniture pushed up against the walls? Experiment by moving the couch off the wall, move a buffet or side table. Is there a better way to place your furniture? Can you swap furniture from the living room to your family room? Swap rugs and decor? Work with what you have first to see what may suit other rooms in your home.

Re-style your vignettes

One of my favourite things to do is to go for a walk with my scissors and clip some eucalyptus branches and style them around my home. Create vignettes or focal points on key pieces of furniture by gathering together three or four beautiful pieces that you have collected. Add a few pieces to a serving tray to create a focal point on your kitchen bench.

Replace your photos

Print off recent photos from your phone at Officeworks or similar and replace the photos you have your bedside your bed or lounge room. Add some to the kid’s rooms of their friends and sporting teams – they will think it is great!

Install new pendants over your kitchen bench

This is a simple and affordable to task to do. Bunnings have a really great selection of pendant lights and changing these in your kitchen may completely lift the area. New LED globes will have the whole space feeling lighter and brighter.

Print new art from Etsy

It is so affordable to create new art this way. Head to ETSY and search for digital download prints and you’ll be shown a huge selection (they are cheap too!). Save them to a USB and head to Officeworks to print them off. Gather a group of affordable frames from Kmart and you’ll have a gallery wall before you know it.

Clean out your pantry and style it

Ok not as fun, but a clean and refreshed pantry will give you such a feeling of satisfaction. Can you spare a shelf or two to style some plates or cups? If not, a deep clean and tidy up will refresh this space.

Freshen up your soft furnishings

Fresh new cushions and throws will brighten your home instantly. IKEA, Target, H&M, BigW and Kmart all have affordable options. Or invest in a few key pieces paired back with more affordable items. Can you change your curtains or rugs? What about trying your hand at macrame or weaving to create a wall hanging?

Change your bed linen

Dig out an older doona cover set and challenge yourself on how to work it with the decor you have. You might surprise yourself with the result.

Happy styling!


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