Every season I seem to get an itch to make a few home updates. Nothing major, just a few changes to make the place feel fresh and new again. It’s also a great time to get rid of stuff that you no longer love (and sell it on ebay!), My go to update is usually a new piece of art or a decorative accessory, but there’s a lot of different ways you can make a big impact without breaking the bank.
MY first place in Chicago had the worst lighting, ever. The living room and my bedroom actually had no overhead light at all. Adding lamps, pendant lights or even string lights (preferably on your patio), can make a room feel so different. Soft light can make you feel relaxed, while bright lights will leave you feeling energized. Consider what space you’re wanting to light and what it will be used for before purchasing a light.
I didn’t realize the power of curtains until my first place in Chicago. The windows were so dirty and drab and looked pretty depressing. I purchased soft white curtains and they totally softened the space and made it feel so much more comfortable.
My style is constantly evolving and as that happens, I find new prints to fill the place of older prints I’m no longer feeling as attached to. It’s also fun to move them around to different places in your house for a whole new feeling.