Welcome to the New Year! I always love the start of a fresh, new year, and the opportunity to begin new projects!
After the holiday decorations are put away, I usually spend an afternoon, rearranging things in my house to give it a fresh, new look.
I got so inspired that I wanted to share with you some of my budget friendly and affordable style tips on how to update your interiors!
Here are my 5 affordable tips on how you can update your interiors:
1. Pretty Books
Large and colorful books are a simple way to dress up and change your look on your coffee table.
I tend to gravitate towards brightly colored books like the ones I've shared above and then I layer in decorative items to create a vignette on the table like this:
By simply changing out your existing accent pillows you can freshen up your space instantly and affordably. Whether it's in a bedroom, living or family room.....new pillows will make a huge visual impact!
3. Stylish Organization
The New Year always inspires me to attempt to be more organized around the house -- I love pretty catch-alls like baskets, decorative dishes and pretty boxes that can artfully store an array of items.
4. Rearrange What you Have
Spend an hour rearranging your open bookshelves. Arrange books by color, or turn them around to show the pages versus the spines of the books. Prop art amidst decorative boxes and sculptural items and synchronize the color of your picture frames. (Rub n' Buff is a great product to use if you want to coordinate the color of your frames.)
When rearranging what I have, I scout for items from my kitchen, like decorative plates and layer them in with other items; or I cover existing books with pretty wrapping paper to change their look. Take a look around your house, and move things that you love to different locations! It's fun!
5. Spend some time looking for art or creating your own art to add to your decor. There are so many wonderful ways to find affordable original art both online or in your local area. The artworks shown below are all priced under $500 and are from well vetted artists.