I love finding new ways to revamp our home. I especially love when this can be done with items I already have or can find easily. Chandler loves when these new, easy ways are inexpensive (or free) – haha –I’m sure you can relate.
With that said, I thought I would share a few tips that won’t break the bank, because I get that we all can’t run and buy 5 new pillows, furniture or renovate every time we feel the need for a change.
1. Decorate with greenery! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Go on a walk through your yard – or one of your neighbor’s (;-)) to forge greenery, leaves and branches. If your gardens aren’t as lush, make a run to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s/the nearest Grocery store. Chances are they’ll have beautiful options at a better price than your usual peony/rose combo etc. I also love adding big branches to a clear vase for a touch of height and interest.
2. Stack all white (or all one color) books/magazines. Simplicity is key – and this actually makes a big statement. Nothing says chic like a nicely placed stack of white or black books/magazines. I’m not talking Elle or Vogue. I personally love to decorate with my favorite independent magazines like Unconditional and Kinfolk. Definitely check them out for creative inspiration!
3. Layer rugs! Literally make it look like you got a new rug. It’s a thing, you guys. In our guest room, I layered a cool jute rug over a cowhide and it transformed the space (check it out here)! In my office, I layered a cool vintage rug I recently scored at the flea market (more on that later) under my white faux sheepskin.
4. Cut out pages from coffee table books and frame them. This is, hands down, my favorite way to easily switch things up and it’s cheap, too! I just take 1-2 pages per book (pick your favorites), cut along the edge as carefully as possible, and pop in a frame. It’s the perfect way to use what you already have and love. If the thought of tearing pages from a favorite coffee table books gives you a heart attack, just look at it this way: now you can admire the prints instead of keeping them closed up on the coffee table 24/7. Trust me. It’s worth it.
See it step by step below. Super easy! I promise. I only attempt easy DIY people.
5. It’s okay to let prints lean against the wall. Don’t worry about hanging every single piece of art. I love the look of a cool frame leaning against the wall.
My overalls are super old from Zara. I’ve tried to find similar with no success. I suggest DIY-ing your own pair!
I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you realize just how easy (and inexpensive) it can be to spruce up your home. Be sure to let me know if you try my tips below + please send photos!
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Trader joes has the best flowers! I also LOVE the idea of framing photos from magazines.. I would have never thought of that!
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I love all these tips, especially the one about cutting out photos from your coffee table book. I also do that with magazines (Darling has some great illustrations). I also love how you decorated your fireplace! I’m going to use it for inspiration to upgrade my own.
So glad you love the tips and that you are using my fireplace as inspo! So flattered 🙂
Great post, nr 4 is such a brilliant idea, I dont know how I didn’t think of this earlier!
Such great ideas! Also, where is your sweater from? It is the perfect mauve/taupe color!
like others have said,,,#4 is so smart and clever. I like the classic black frames with large white mats you used. Great tips (and great overalls!).
It’s really lovely. I liked these ideas to revamp a home. Thanks for sharing this post.