With each new season comes the chance to not only refresh your spirit and energy, but also the look and feel of your home decor. To get you inspired with delightful ways to make you every day all the more inspiring, here are some tried & true ideas to quickly update and refresh any room in your home, culled from the wisdom of the interior designers at D├ęcor Aid.


RETHINK YOUR ENTRYWAY


You may not know this, but making a lasting first impression only takes a few seconds. Set the tone for what’s inside by reconsidering the look and flow of your entryway or foyer. Even for a small space, here are some essentials you should keep on your checklist; a small rug, a slim console table, an umbrella stand, a coat rack or coat hooks, a mirror, a large piece of artwork, scented candles, and of course, a stylish welcome mat. Doing so’ll elevate the look and feel of your home before any guest has even walked all the way inside. 


BRING IN FRESH SCENTS



Candles are a wonderfully stylish way to change the spirit of any room while adding a memorable scent. Create a charming scent story throughout your home while illuminating it with unusual vessels for a quick sense of stylish play.


DECLUTTER


No room refresh or upgrade would be complete without thorough decluttering and savvy new storage solutions. Carefully edit what you don’t need any more while reevaluating what you really need and admire. And be sure to bring in plenty of fresh storage features to help you keep tidy regularly. 

RECONSIDER LIGHTING STORIES


People often rely on a single overhead light to what they think will adequately light a room. But on the contrary, original construction lighting is usually cheap and designed solely to get the job done. For a more intriguing look, bring in multiple new lighting sources like tables, wall lamps, and sconces and place everything at varied spots to create a comforting and cozy vibe. Also, bring in energy-saving bulbs to help keep lighting costs and your imprint on the environment down. Adding a customized neon sign can add a great design feature and an alternative source of atmospheric lighting.

CREATE NEW FOCAL POINTS

From covering an accent wall with vibrant wallpaper to switching out your headboard for something more statement-making, each room should boast a handful of well-judged accent pieces to make it feel alive. Consider bringing in unexpected conversation starters to make your take on modern interior design feel all the more memorable and unique. Interesting focal points don’t have to cost a small fortune, so be creative with your approach.


HITS OF COLOR AND PATTERN



If you feel your home is short on energy and a sense of play, remember that nothing makes a room feel more alive than joyous color and print. You don’t have to opt for a room refresh devoted to an entire color scheme. In fact, color can be enjoyed in even the smallest of doses. From accent walls to throw pillows to rugs, the options are endless. 

BRING IN NEW BOTANICALS

Green thumb or not, there’s a plant that’s perfect for you. Not all plants require strict care and maintenance. Even better if you can bring in air-purified plants that are easy to care for while adding a natural sense of beauty and texture throughout your home. All it takes is a bit of research on your part before you head to the store.


ADD WANDERLUST ACCENTS

Whether you’re an avid traveler or not, use decorative items that are sentimental in feel to your advantage by creating spirited, eclectic energy that’ll lend a room a sense of the well-traveled. Think of far-flung extras and accessories that’ll add character while making it all the more unique to you.

RETHINK ART PLACEMENT

Walk throughout your home and note what’s on each wall and the kind of feeling they lend to a space. For a room refresh that won’t cost a cent, remove everything off your walls and start all over. By moving art pieces around that you already own, you’ll make a room feel new with expressive art that may just work better in a different spot.


RETHINK CENTERPIECES

Just like a great piece of artwork, centerpieces are a defining finishing touch for any room. But who says that they have to be glued in one spot their entire time in your home?

Instead, add a refreshed sense of drama and restage your tabletop accessories and think of unexpected placements that’ll highlight your pieces in a new light.

Think plays on scale and small groupings of collectables to really make a memorable statement.