Five instant room updates

Time for a list.  We all love lists, right?  As a true list-maker I am not going to talk much about each item, just list them so you can cross them off once you have completed those that pertain to you.  Here goes:

  1. Paint.  One of the best room pick-me-ups there is.
  2. Pillows. The easiest way to instantly update a room.
  3. Lampshades.  An often over-looked accessory in a room, a new lampshade will cast new light on your room.  (yes I really said that)
  4. Rug.  Switch out an outdated rug or add a new one, even on top of carpeting.
  5. Frames.  You will be surprised at how different your artwork and family photos will look in updated frames.

Now some photos to prove my points.

This neutral shade of gray paint updates this powder room.

These colorful throw pillows can be switched out for the seasons or holidays, instantly updating the space.
Imagine this room with a solid color lampshade in turquoise.  Better, yes?
This beautifully patterned rug placed atop wall to wall carpeting adds color to this neutral bedroom.
Updating the frames and mats on this gallery wall will make the artwork really pop.  As it is now, they seem to get lost in a sea of white.
Ready, set, go!  Time to begin instantly updating your home.

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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