Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Inexpensive Ways to Give Your Space a Face Lift!

Summer is here and you will probably be doing more entertaining in and out of your home.  Here are a few tips on how to give your spaces a little face lift with out breaking the bank!

Add COLOR and PATTERN- Most of us have neutral colored sofas which is a perfect backdrop to have fun with bright and colorful pillows for summer.  This is an inexpensive way to change the look and feel of your space.  Don't be afraid to mix patterns as well. If you are unsure about mixing patterns, a great tip for beginners is to stick with patterns in the same color, like image below.


I love these pillow pattern combos from Etsy.



Add Color with an Accent Wall- Painting an accent wall will easily changed the look of you space and add more interest when you enter the room.  This is an easy and inexpensive way to transform your space by painting one wall instead of the whole room.


New Curtains!- An easy way to brighten and lighten up your space for summer is to change out those dark and heavy drapes!  You don't need to get rid of them, they are great for the winter months, creating a warm and cozy feel, but pack them away for the summer and pick up some light, sheer curtains or light weight neutral colored curtains in white or a cream etc. 

Flowers- Adding fresh flowers to your space is an easy way to freshen up the room.  Not only are fresh flowers gorgeous to look at, but they also release a fresh fragrance into the room.  Fresh flowers weekly may get pricey for some of us, for those on a budget, stick to picking up fresh flowers when you know you will be having guests over, use them as the table center piece or as a coffee table arrangement. 



Rearrange Furniture- Last but definitely not least, the best way and most inexpensive way to give your space a face lift... rearrange your furniture! This will cost you $0.00 and can totally transform your space just by re-planning your furniture layout. 

Remember that it is now summer, time for relaxing and having fun so don't be afraid to let that show in your interiors! Have fun with your spaces and don't be afraid to try new things!

If you have a mini room face lift before and afters I would love to see them! You can send before and after photos to ashleyfalkenburginteriors@gmail.com

-Ashley







2 comments:

  1. I am LOVING the navy in the first pic and all the pillows! I am also into the simple and clean lines of the white, this is what I am always drawn to, LOVE it!!!
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  2. I love the navy too! Thanks for following my blog!

    -Ashley

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