Spruce Up Your House with New Decor, Flooring, and More | Here are 8 Ways You Can Re-Invent Your Home This Year Without Spending a Fortune

There are so many simple ways that you can spruce up your home with new decor, cabinets, flooring, and more! What will you update?

By FM 100.3 Staff on May 3, 2021
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Ogden's Flooring & DesignThis article about new decor, flooring, and more for your home is sponsored by Ogden’s Flooring & Design.

Have you been thinking your house needs a refreshed look? Whether you’ve been browsing Pinterest lately or just want to brighten up your space, there are many simple ways to spruce up your home with new decor, cabinets, flooring, and more.

1. Accent Walls Brighten Any Space

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There’s a reason accent walls have become so popular. They easily infuse any room with a completely new mood.

It can be daunting to choose a bright color for such a large surface area but consider the type of mood you want, and the coordinating decor you have in mind. Select some paint samples and tape them to the wall. Once you’ve seen the colors on your wall for a few days, it’s easier to decide.

2. Bookshelves Are Classy and Eye-Catching

Marie Kondo is infamous for advising that people should keep 30 books or fewer, but Bookstagrammers (the book corner of Instagram) would disagree.

Whether you have an extensive book collection or not, there’s no denying that bookshelves are classy, eye-catching, and a great way to feature all kinds of collections.

With bookshelf decor, empty space is just as important as what you place on the shelves.

3. Curtains & Throw Pillows Tie Together a Color Scheme

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An easy and affordable room update incorporates curtains and throw pillows. These are a great way to pull together a color scheme, or even introduce a new one.

This option doesn’t require new furniture or painting an entire wall, but can still bring bright color highlights into any room.

Plants are another fantastic way to freshen up a room and can support your color scheme, either with bright leaf and flower colors or with eye-catching pots and watering bulbs.

4. Tile Has Variety, Impact, and is Suited for Many Different Rooms

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Tile is one material that can pack a punch for the price you pay. There’s also so much variety with tile: you can keep it subtle with neutral but beautiful colors, or you can make a big statement with bright mosaic patterns.

Tile updates are great in the shower, your kitchen, or even when it comes to flooring.

5. Refreshing Your Flooring and More Has a Big Impact on the Vibe of Any Room

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Speaking of flooring, the material you choose has a huge influence on the look and feel of a room. There are a variety of materials to consider, such as stone, laminate, and hardwood.

Another popular option is vinyl, which can be made to resemble tile, wood, and other materials. Vinyl is affordable and long-lasting, and depending on the size of the room, can be installed in under a day.

Which vinyl flooring is best?

When searching for vinyl flooring, it’s important to look for waterproof planking to ensure your new flooring lasts. Popular options include gray ‘wood’ flooring and vinyl ‘tile.’

6. Rethink Your Furniture Placement

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Furniture takes up a lot of visual space. Try different configurations in your living room or dining room and watch how your space changes.

Many home designers recommend pulling couches away from the wall or positioning them in the middle of the living room. This helps create a focal point in the room, leveraging your furniture as decor, too.

7. Updated Countertops and Cabinets Transform Any Kitchen or Bathroom

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If you’re in need of a kitchen or bathroom update, this is a great way to completely transform the look of a room.

Painting your cabinets is a great way to transform a kitchen or bathroom.

Plus, countertop materials such as granite make an eye-catching and beautiful addition to your living spaces. Countertops might sound like an expensive update, but there are affordable options such as solid surface and laminate counters, too.

8. Still Stumped? Pick a Theme, Like Paris, Tokyo, or Feng Shui

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Still not sure where to start? Consider the types of themes you’d like to see in your home. Are you a big fan of a particular city? Would you like to change the flow of energy in your home with a theory like Feng Shui?

Other theme ideas can include movies, music, modern decor, coastal, country style, vintage, Bohemian, and more. Use your imagination and you’re bound to hit on something that makes you feel right at home!

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