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4 Additions to Liven Up the Room

You love your home but keep circling back to what might be missing. There seems to be something you can’t quite put your finger on, but you do know you want to see a slight change in the space you already have. Making minor adjustments to a room can open it up to some fantastic possibilities.

Here are 4 ways to change the look and feel of your home without breaking the bank to do it.

Fresh new coat

Plain white walls can begin to become drab after years of appearing clean and refined. It may be time to slap on a new coat of paint to refresh the energy of the room. If painting sounds like too much of a chore at the moment, try picking an accent wall to elongate the room you have chosen. One wall painted a shade of something you like can give the illusion of creating a whole new look out of nothing. Pop in a print if you happen to be feeling like going the extra mile, or stick to a matte finish for a style that remains chic and sophisticated.

Reflection of you

Some people have an issue with lighting in their homes. The home you have bought might be a bit older and lack the amount of outlets you desire, or you may just not want to add more lighting fixtures to a room you have designed to your liking. One trick to help illuminate your home without having to purchase additional lamps is to place mirrors on the walls like photo frames. For example, one large mirror added to the wall of a dining room has potential to reflect all of that already established light coming from the chandelier in the center of the room. An extra boost of light in all of the right places can give any room a brighter, more welcoming feel. A visit to your local craft store can reveal a whole section of mirrors for sale, sometimes with a discount offered, and mounting pieces attached to make the setup even easier.


If mirrors give you too many 70s vibes, then a solid lamp might be just the way to go. Pay attention to how much existing light you have in the room and build from there. Implement a sleek, modern lamp trimmed in silver, or go for that funky piece you saw a while back to spark the conversation when friends and family come over. After you have found a lighting fixture you truly enjoy, start experimenting with various light filters, and bulb wattage that’s safe to use on your latest addition of home décor.

Avoid excessive clutter

If you can’t seem to place your finger on the problem of your home, you may just have to lift one to get to the solution! People may not notice every tiny detail you’ve put into designing your space but they will always notice if it isn’t clean. If you can’t seem to remember the last time you gave each room a good scrub, it may be too long. Sometimes, the best feeling you can get from your home is when you know it is neat and tidy. It’s such a small shift to make but it proves to be hugely effective. Clear out unwanted items, dust, and dander and fall in love with your home once again.

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