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3 Simple Tricks For An Affordable Refresh

JULY 16, 2019
Photo credit: Image via Natalie Myers

You want to refresh your home for spring and need that quick, affordable fix? Well, for many people revamping their home decor can seem pretty daunting, especially if it's something you haven't worked on in quite some time.

Here are three easy solutions to help you re-evaluate your space and give it a fresh look that will make an impact without going overboard and spending a small fortune. 


A great place to start is by swapping out pillows and adding new throws. For a small investment, we just love what a seemingly innocent throw pillow can do to a space. This is an easy way to incorporate a pop of color or to quickly update your look. For spring and summer, opt for breezier fabrics in linen, cotton and canvas. This is also a great time of year to lighten up and brighten up with color and playful, whimsical graphic prints. 

Designed by Elite designer Heidi Caillier


When restyling a surface it's best to clear everything off and start with a blank canvas. Make new combinations of accessories you already own and then mix in some new pieces. Simple things like swapping out your coffee table books, adding small cache boxes, a pretty candle, decorative beads or even a small plant can do wonders.


Designed by Celebrity designer Brian Paquette



Introducing a whole new paint color into your room can seem overwhelming at first. Don’t let a little uncertainty deter you as nothing pays design dividends like a fresh coat of paint. And you can also look beyond your four walls to your floors, ceiling, trim, cabinets and doors. Sometimes a single focal point of color is all it takes. To get you started on your next color journey, here are three popular hues where you can't go wrong.


Ink Black 

Image via Apt 34


Vibrant Green

Image via Studio McGee


Crisp White 

Image via Amber Lewis



By adding simple greenery to your room it can give your space new life (literally!) and a new look. Of course, one of our favorites is the little black dress of house plants—the fiddle leaf fig tree. Think of it as another design accent like an art object or textile that brings color, texture and needless to say, height into your space. It can fill negative design space with something light and unobtrusive.

Designed by Elite Anna Smith

There are many reasons we love plants especially for their ability to instantly add color and texture. And these days there are many options for greenery in addition to the fiddle leaf. It's mostly about finding that unique plant that works well with the light (or lack thereof) in your space to give your room new life and a new look.

Image via Pinterest

Ready to update your room? Our 400+ Decorist Designers are on-hand to help you with any room in your home. Start a room design project today or for a quick design question try our free Decorist Design Bar.  Happy Decorating!

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