If you have been following this little blog of mine for the last few years, then you know there has been quite a few changes. A few name changes and recently a big decor changed. I’ve already shared one of my biggest decorating mistakes and how to find your decorating style but I also want to share how to switch decor styles without spending a lot of money.
Paint is obviously the biggest change you can make to your home. It is the biggest bang for your buck, but it also takes some work. But, it’s worth it! Changing our paint color from a dark tan to a light gray made all the difference. I also updated our trim and baseboard color from a creamy white to a bright white. All of the paint colors in our home complement each other well and the wall color is one of my favorite grays. Check out more gray paint colors here!
REVAMP EXISTING FURNITURE
I’ve done a few major clean outs of our home and donated lots of items that didn’t fit our decor style anymore. However, larger pieces of furniture were changed with paint and a little DIY. Our entry table has been painted a few times from dark green to black. And a can of spray paint provided a quick update to the handles. Still on my to-do list is straightening all those handles! 😉
Another big update was in our master bedroom with a simple change to the headboard. I was tired of the tufting and wanting something a little more simple. Recovering a headboard is an easy DIY that anyone can do! Our master bedroom has been through many changes and it was my very first One Room Challenge. It also used to have dark colored walls and more of a farmhouse vibe.
WALL TREATMENTS AND MOLDINGS
I think there is some type of wall treatment or featured wall in almost every room of our house. In our guest bedroom, I did board and batten on all of the walls instead of just one. It made such a big difference in that small room and is one of my favorite features. Wall treatments don’t really define a certain style, but they are an easy DIY that can add a lot of character to a boring room.
Our dining room also has board and batten and our master bedroom has a horizontal version. And as I mentioned before, my favorite wall treatment is the paneled wall in our great room. Our laundry room has a little bit of shiplap and was one of my very first feature wall projects.
UPDATE THE LIGHTING
I have been updating the builder grade lighting in our home since the first year we moved in. At this point, I have changed almost every light in our house. We recently updated the ceiling fans to more modern versions and they made such a difference. I’m working on a whole home lighting post and will share all the details soon!
These are just a few changes you can make to your home to make it more custom or how to switch decor styles. I have a feeling my style might change again in the next few years (or with a new house) and I can’t wait to see it evolve!