Are you looking for quick and inexpensive ways to update a room in your house? Great news! You don’t need to hire a decorator or spend a lot to give a room a fresh new look. Whether you are planning on selling, recently moved in, or need a change, here are four easy tips to have you enjoying your home in no time!

1) Add an accent! No, I don’t mean learn a new language 😉
Accent walls, also known as feature walls, are a great way to enhance the look of any room in your home. Easily transform your bland space into something special by changing just one wall in the room. Painting a feature wall is an easy and affordable way of refreshing the look of any room. Contrast lighter walls with darker accent colours to make it stand out. Passive colours, such as blues greens and purples, create a calming effect and promote focus and relaxation. Active colours, such as reds yellows and oranges stimulate and excite the mind. Another affordable option is adding wallpaper to an existing wall, which lets you avoid painting if that’s not your thing. Wallpaper has come a long way, and there are some fantastic options. It comes in various designs, colours and textures to let you completely customize your wall. When selecting your wallpaper, consider trendy stripes, which can create the illusion of higher ceilings or timeless and elegant florals. Textured wallpaper is a bold choice, and it also allows you to paint over it, making it an easy transition anytime you need a refresh.

2) Update your art
Do you have a budding artist in the family? Use some of your kid’s art on the walls for a personal touch. Another option is to pick up a calendar of one of your favourite artists. This gives you at least 12 options to choose from. Framing is notoriously expensive. Dollarama and Walmart are both great options for mid-range frames. Or better yet, pick up a few second-hand frames and customize them to your liking. Thrift stores and Facebook marketplace always offer interesting, cheap options. From there, you can spray paint or paint the frames to match your decor. Check out this excellent tutorial for step-by-step instructions. Click Here

3) Style your bookshelf
Bookshelves are amazing; they keep you organized and can be a great focal point. The beauty of this is you don’t have to run out and buy a whole bunch of brand-new decor. You also don’t need to be an experienced interior designer. With a few quick changes, you can create designer-quality shelves. Always start with the top shelf and work down. A key ingredient to designer quality shelves is layering home decor in varying heights. Mixing home decor items with your books gives it a more curated look. Some ideas for additional items would be plants, family photos, candles, and sentimental knickknacks. Your end goal is for the bookcase or shelf to look curated and thought out, not piled high with every pretty thing you own.

4) Change your textiles
Looking for a way to showcase your personal style? There’s no better way than updating your textiles. From the neutral minimalist to the bold maximalist, there’s a fabric for everyone. Replace your curtains and pillowcases for a quick fix. Never underestimate the power of a beautiful throw blanket. With the cooler weather coming, it’s the perfect time to toss one on your bed, couch, or chair. Their addition will bring instant visual appeal. Are you bored with your headboard? For a super simple project, take the measurements and hit up your local fabric shop. Secure the fabric around the back of your headboard using a staple gun. If you’re feeling crafty, check out these 9 fabric DIY projects by The Spruce Crafts. Click Here