Style Reboot: Step Up Your Home Decor With These Simple Fixes

When’s the last time you freshened your decor? While I believe the best in home design is timeless and the finest furnishings are forever, I advocate a “style reboot” every few years. Rebooting — rearranging and reaccessorizing (I’m not talking a full remodel here!) — helps us avoid accumulation and stagnation. It’s a cathartic, worthwhile endeavor, and one you might want to consider as we turn the corner on a new year.
Here are some ideas to kick-start your style reboot.
 
Who’s been framed?
Picture this: Every framed photograph in your home updated! Take some time to switch out the smiling faces you’ve displayed around the house. Sure, that photo of your daughter at the beach in her princess floaties is adorable, but she’s in eleventh grade now. More current images just may give your decor an energetic jolt. Likewise, a reconfiguration of how you display those images can be refreshing. And while you’ve got those frames in hand, be sure to make the glass in each one sparkle. 
 
Let’s talk pillows.
Pillows are excellent for updating many spaces throughout your home. From the living room sofa to the master bedroom, decorative pillows are great ways to bring in contemporary patterns and current colors without over-committing to a trend or spending too much to stay stylish. While you’re switching out the accent pillows that spark your decor, invest in new pillows to rest your head, as well. (That’s a smart move for hygiene purposes, if it’s been a while.)
 
Don’t hardwire hardware.
Your home’s hardware — knobs, pulls and handles — shouldn’t be “hardwired” into your decorating. Popularity of finishes for these prominent pieces shifts approximately every four to six years, so consider a revamp if you want to rekindle your home’s “now” factor. Let go of the brass and grab hold of chrome; brush off the nickel and go with vintage pulls. Don’t limit this idea just to kitchen and bath drawers; you can pull off a whole new look for chests and bureaus, as well.
 
Fixate on fixtures.
That idea about hardware applies to light fixtures, as well. Each time home decor trends evolve, the fixtures in your home become that much more dated. Keep up with what’s out there now that could light up your life. Even if you just update the fixture in the entry way or change the globes over the bathroom mirror, you could really shed a whole new light on your style.
 
Edit or regret it.
Just like you need to clean out your clothes closet once a year to purge those “never-wears,” you also need to edit your home accessories. This process will help you purge pieces that no longer fit and may even inspire you to reintroduce items that you’d banished. Maybe you’re keeping fewer physical files these days? Retire the file cabinet! Not passionate about keeping up with photo albums? Give the empty ones to Goodwill. I recently reawakened a shelf display by boxing up what had been there for a few years and reinstating some items I had tucked away, giving some old favorites the decorative spotlight. 
 
Make (re)arrangements.
If your home design is feeling stale, rearrange the furniture. It’s amazing how furniture placement can transform a place. Don’t limit yourself to in-room rearrangement, either. Make that side table by the wingback chair your new nightstand, or use the sideboard as a dresser...whatever! You don’t have to buy new furnishings to renew your living spaces. Reboot your style by redefining the purpose of your favorite pieces.
 
What’s up with upholstery?
Uncover your renewed style by recovering your upholstered pieces. Yes, reupholstering furniture can be a sizable investment, but it’s often more affordable than going for something totally new. This may not just be a stylized move, either. The fact is, upholstery does wear out, and nothing says “drab” more than threadbare sofa cushions. 
 
Inspired to restyle? Send your “before” and “after” style reboot photos to irene@workwriting.net, and you’ll be a shoe-in for the “Her Home” blog!

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We do need to try rearranging our home decor. We hate it when things get boring, and if we keep the same old look in our house it would start looking jaded and after some time it would look a bit outdated as well. So do some makeover and check your heating and cooling systems also. In Tucson you could take help of air conditioning tucson service for keeping you air conditioning functioning properly.

It is a fact that we pay so much attention to change our personal style, but we hardly bother about our home. It kind of gets boring when you keep the same old style on. But you could change that by making little modifications. But do not forget to check your cooling system too. If you are planning to install one make sure your system is energy efficient. Clements Air Conditioning Newcastle could help you get that.

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Very informative article.I can almost link most of my problems to that mentioned in the post.Like I always feel that my home decor starts appearing stale and that i am in desperate need of a re-decoration.Besides I was also planning on getting lounge furniture for rent so as to avoid the hassle of buying new furniture and then feeling an urge to replace it.In such a scenario it is always advisable to rent out furniture rather than buying new ones.

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I enjoyed a lot reading this article and I consider it to be very useful.There are some simple fixes that can change your house completely.You can start to create your staircase or to paint the walls and even if you buy some new pieces of furniture you can give a modern look to your house.

This article is very useful, indeed. I'm also planning to redecorate my house, because now we have a new human being with us. And I'm sure that each one of you want's to keep the safety of your family and so am I.

Home decoration is most important aspect of home improvement. To do that job nicely I often seek for better tips and instructions and here mentioned ideas are quite effective to decorate my home perfectly. Thanks.
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Such makeovers could be really refreshing for the house and for the family members as they get bored in the same old setting. But we mostly neglect our bathroom. If you have a small bathroom try to install cabinets, shelves to be able to make use of whatever space you have.

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It's nothing more beautiful then to have a cozy bathroom in your house, where you can relax every time you are tired or you have worries. It's also a good place to think,it's not a shame. Thanks for the other tips, I will use them.

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In my opinion, pillows are totally appropriate for updating many spaces throughout my home, as I have always liked them a lot. I should also rearrange the furniture, change my bathroom design and therefore, my home will look amazing and definitely, my whole family will become happier.

Not all home decor have a timeless appeal these homes should go for a makeover frequently. But to improve quality of living you also have to focus on heating and cooling system as well, I am from Delaware, we have excellent service when it comes to heating and air conditioning Delaware.

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Amazing tips! I've recently renovated and I choose for my living room a classic style, from the 20's. It's classy and elegant, with a dark brown color on the furniture and a lot of paintings on the walls. The decor is completed by a stylish carpet Phoenix, very valuable.

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I think that we should give our homes a makeover before the holiday season. It is really not about big changes but it is about making those little changes that would make your house stand out. I always do that for my house, in fact before every Christmas I get my HVAC system checked. This year I have hired the best AC repair Tucson company to fix my AC.

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It would be better if you just change the paint of the house, your house would look much better when it gets repainted. You should also make sure that your plumbing system has no problems. Every year I call the best Southern Maryland plumber to check my plumbing system.

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Most of us hardly bother about changing the decor, sometimes we do not find time to make any changes to the home. However, I do get my plumbing system checked every year, I hire the best Tucson plumbers to fix the plumbing of my house.

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I think, it is a good idea to make some changed to the home decor to keep it beautiful and appealing for your family as well as for your guests. I change my home decor and office decor also, this year I bought ergonomic office furniture from McCormick Office Furniture.

I also think that we should change our home decor after few years. I believe in Feng Shui and I love decking up my home according to its rules. If you do not want to change the decor then at least make sure that your home is clutter free.

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