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4 tips to makeover your home

home makeover

Good morning Loves.  Let me ask you a question, what’s your New Year’s resolution?  Maybe you want to be more active, maybe you want to start saving more or maybe you want to fix up your home.  Did you know that getting organized is the second most common New Year’s resolution after getting healthy?

If you want to give your home a makeover this year we can help.  Here are 5 tips to makeover your home without spending a fortune.

Add pops of color

Base colors are nice and give a room a homey look and feel but color is what makes your room stand out.  The base colors in our new apartment are dark brown and beige with white trim.  It looks cute but now we have to really make our rooms welcoming with some color.

Adding pops of color such as pillows, throws, rugs and curtains are a great way to give rooms some personality without making too much of a commitment.

Use accent pieces

I love decorating but my problem is I get bored really easily.  I like changing things every year or so.  That can be a very expensive habit so instead of redoing an entire room every time my OCD kicks in I just change around the accent pieces.  Sometimes I buy new pieces to add in and sometimes I move pieces from room to room.

Adding accents such as boxes, lights, art, statues and bookends to change the look of a room is a lot cheaper than painting.  If you’re not sure how to add accent pieces just pick something that people will talk about.

Light some candles

The smell and look of candles makes a home seem livable.  Candle light always sets a welcoming mood and there is nothing more comforting than walking into a room that smells good.  I prefer traditional pillar candles but they can be messy.  Large candles in a jar are a good way to go because it’s safer since the flame and the wax are confined.

If you’re having a party lighting candles can help set the mood.  Flameless candles are a good way to go if you’re having people over because there is no chance of an accident.  Flameless candles aren’t close to the real thing but they get the job done.

Bring some life into your home with plants

If you want to give your home a new look buy some vases.   Whether you go big with decorative floor vases or you go traditional with table top vases, bringing plants and flowers into your home can really update the look and feel of your space.

We didn’t have anything living in our old apartment but now that’s old news.  I grew up in a home with a backyard full of gardens and so did BF.  I would love to have our new apartment full of flowers all the time; I love the smell of fresh cut flowers and the colors make a home gorgeous.  However that’s expensive and they don’t last very long.  So we substitute flowers with plants, our home has a variety of plants from mini palm trees to bamboo.  Adding greenery gives any home a lovely touch.

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