Easy Decor Updates That Will
Completely Transform Your Aesthetic

You know that feeling you get when you look around your home and you’re just kind of tired of, well, everything? Us too. Especially on the cusp of spring, when it feels like everywhere we look people are spring cleaning, updating, and refreshing their space for the season.

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Kelly Weimert
March 4, 2017

These additions will completely transform the look of your home with very little time, money, and effort on your part.

From the bathroom to the living room and everywhere in between, these are the kind of aesthetic changes that will make you feel like you moved into a brand new home in almost no time at all.


Coffee Table

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You might not realise it yet, but your coffee table is bursting with all kinds of transformative design potential.

Whether you’re looking to infuse more personality into your look, add more colour to your aesthetic, or simply give your home a spring refresher, don’t overlook this space.

It’s kind of amazing what a well-curated tray, colourful books, and a few fresh flowers can do to revitalise a room.


Gallery Wall

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This longtime design staple is a no-fail way to update your look in a cinch. And there are seemingly endless creative ways to do it.

You can opt for a uniform design if you prefer your aesthetic to be visually organised. Or, you can mix and match shapes and sizes if you have a more playful style sensibility.

Either way, your look will seriously be improved.



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Switching up your bedding is a super easy and affordable way to completely change the look of your bedroom. And it only takes a few minutes.

Consider layering your blankets and pillows with different colours and textures for a comfy-cozy design that’ll beg you to dive in after a long day.


Big Area Rugs

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Area rugs are magic-making when it comes to updating your aesthetic. And, as far as we’re concerned, the bigger the better.

To achieve the ultimate in aesthetic cohesion, find a rug large enough to place under all of your major furniture. Doing so will punctuate your entire look and beautifully tie everything together.


Light Fixtures

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There might be nothing with more power to make or break a room than a light fixture. If yours is looking tired and outdated, it’s time for an upgrade.

From chic pendant lights to modern geometric chandeliers like this one, there are infinite varieties to choose from within a range of price points suitable for any budget.

In other words, there’s pretty much no reason not to switch yours up every now and again.


Bar Cart

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Even if you’re not a big drinker, adding a bar cart to your living area will instantly make it more sophisticated. And they’re also practically overflowing with decor potential.

Of course, you can beautify your beverages and all the accoutrements by creating a standard bar cart. But you can also use it to display fresh flowers, candy, or any other piece of decor worthy of pretty presentation.



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Plants have a unique ability to (literally) breathe new life into a room. And you really can’t have too many.

Greenery certainly looks great in the living room and kitchen, but don’t overlook the unexpected but fully stylish option of the bathroom. Adding a few low-light succulents will keep your powder room looking fresh day after day.



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Whether you opt for a simple statement wall or you choose to coat the entire room in new patterned wallpaper, what you’ll be left with is a total style game-changer.

Not quite ready to make such a commitment? No problem.

These days, plenty of vendors offer removable wallpaper that looks just like its permanent counterpart but comes off incredibly easily if ever you should change your mind or want to update your look again.





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Looking for a quick update that requires minimal effort and almost no time on your part? Then look no further than your couch throws.

Throw pillows and blankets have a knack for setting the tone of the entire room, so giving yours an update is like an instant facelift.

It’s also a low-commitment way to play with different textures, colours and patterns to see what works best for you.


Bathroom Mirror

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Your bathroom’s mirror is basically its centrepiece, which means it has the capacity to make your room fall flat or to turn it into the best it can possibly be.

If yours could stand to be updated, you have a few options to choose from. You can replace the whole thing with a brand new one; or, you can frame your current one to make it look brand new.

Regardless, you’ll have a better bathroom for it.

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a happy hybrid of geek and hippie with a penchant for all things DIY. A full-time freelance writer, when she's not nestled into her couch crankin' out crafty prose with her miscreant Chihuahua, you can find her frolicking outside to keep her sanity in check.