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When it comes to renovating and redecorating your home, it might seem like every project is a massive undertaking, with a huge price tag, a long project timeline, and a number of safety concerns.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. Making an impact on your home’s appearance can be done with minimal effort, time, and commitment with these quick and easy projects.
1. Paint your Front Door
Your front door is your chance to make a first (and last) impression on anyone visiting your home. A coat of paint goes a long way to help your home feel bright, fresh, and inviting.
On the exterior of your home, choose a complementary color to your home’s exterior paint color, and stick to a clean neutral for the trim color.
You don’t have to stop at your exterior, either. Painting the interior of your front door a statement color that complements your interior paint or wallpaper is a chance to make an impression in an otherwise wasted space in your entryway.
If you’re feeling daring, you can even go with vibrant hues, metallic gold, or stenciling to turn your front door into a work of art.
If you are renting your space, don’t paint your doors. You might choose, however, to turn your door into a statement piece with removable adhesive wallpaper in a bright color or interesting texture. Typically, doors don’t have elaborate patterns, but you can find solid colored self-adhesive wallpaper very easily.
2. Hang and Place Mirrors
If you want to make your home feel brighter, airier, and more open but don’t have the budget or skills to knock down walls, try this trick.
Hanging mirrors throughout your home, especially in cramped areas like hallways, can help the space feel more open. If hanging mirrors in particularly cramped spaces, avoid bulky frames and aim for slimmer, low-profile looks.
Looking for more natural light but don’t want to go to the expense and labor of adding or upgrading your windows? Hang mirrors on walls perpendicular to natural light sources to help reflect light and brighten up any space. Avoid hanging mirrors on walls directly across from windows because this might actually have the opposite effect.
If you want to go for a more renter-friendly project, look for a simple standing mirror. The mirror can be placed in a dark corner of a bedroom to brighten it up and add a functional statement piece to your room. Standing mirrors can easily be thrifted, and the frame stand can be painted to match your decor, including your bed frame or nightstands.
Depending on the headboard and bed frame dimensions in your bedroom, you might consider adding a narrow mirror on either side of the bed or above the headboard to make the narrow space on either side of the bed feel more open.
3. Swap Out Cabinet and Drawer Hardware
Looking for a project you can do in an afternoon to redecorate your space? Take a quick trip to the hardware store and choose some new drawer pulls and door handles.
When you get home, put on your favorite playlist or podcast and grab a screwdriver. Then get to work replacing the drawer pulls and handles on all of your cabinets, drawers, and even your furniture!
New hardware is a low commitment and low-cost way to update the appearance of any room with built-in cabinetry or large statement-making furniture.
Before shopping for new hardware, be sure to count the number of pieces you’ll need in each size and measure the distance between the holes on any handles with more than one hole.
4. Replace your Bed
One easy way to make your bedroom comfortable, cozy, and inviting is simply replacing your bed. Even in the smallest bedroom space, a new headboard and bed frame can serve as an anchoring statement piece. Choosing a bed frame that requires minimal assembly makes updating your bedroom simple, affordable, and easy.
Many bed frames require minimal assembly, and installing a new headboard is as simple as screwing in a few bolts. Be sure to measure both your bed frame dimensions and your mattress dimensions before you get started.
This way, you know precisely what space you’re working with before you get started, and if you’re going to do any heavy lifting, be sure to work with a partner to keep the job safe.
Even more important than the bed frame for a good night’s sleep? your mattress. A new mattress can make your bedroom feel like a luxury hotel.
Most people find that a medium-firm mattress is ideal for their sleeping pattern, striking a balance between support and comfort for people regardless of how they sleep. Pair your new mattress with a fun headboard and a new set of bed linens, and your space will feel like it has been completely renovated without so much as lifting a hammer!
5. Choose Bed-Framing Pieces
If you have already measured your bed frame and mattress dimensions, you should have a good idea of how much space you have to work with for redecoration projects in your bedroom. Redecorate your bedroom with your new medium-firm mattress as the room’s centerpiece.
The key to decorating a bedroom is balance. With the bed in the center of the room, you should choose two identical frames and place pieces of art in similar color palettes. Update the room even further with new nightstands and lamps or light fixtures on either side of the bed.
When working with a small space, you might consider headboard-mounted light fixtures. If you know your mattress dimensions, you want to ensure that you don’t choose anything that overpowers your space. Keep nightstands approximately ⅓ to ¼ the size of your bed, and use light fixtures around the height of your headboard.
Choosing the Best Project to Redecorate Your Home
Keeping your home decoration projects in your timeline and budget is a necessity. Your bedroom is more than just a space to fall asleep. It’s your personal private retreat.
You deserve to turn that space into a beautiful and comfortable place to spend your time. That starts with a centerpiece of a comfortable medium0firm mattress on a bed that looks as beautiful as it feels comfortable.