Stuck Indoors? Here Are 7 Innovative Ways to Redecorate
Life has a way of getting busy when you least expect it. One week you may enjoy a slower schedule and more time to relax, followed by weeks of a craziness where you don’t have time to breathe.
At the moment, you’re likely at home without much to do. But you don’t have to watch the clock. You can always redecorate your living space and make your home look like new, without needing to head to the store.
Read on to learn seven innovative ways to redecorate when you’re stuck indoors. Take a look at what you have around your home and get creative to give your living space a fresh design.
1. Move Your Largest Furniture
The first place you can start redecorating is with your furniture arrangements. Before you begin shifting your side tables and floor lamps, look at your largest furniture pieces and try moving them around.
Shifting your couch or bed to a different wall will open up a new walkway through the room and change how you see the space. You’ll find yourself inspired to place the smaller furniture and decor in new places and rearrange the functionality of the room.
2. Create Elegant Photo Arrangements
You may have had your photos hanging around your home in the same spot for a long time. Although you put them there because it looks good, you can always move them around to create an elegant photo arrangement.
Also known as a gallery wall, you can showcase your favorite pictures in creative ways that adds a professional design to any room. Arrange them according to their size, color or content so they fit together in aesthetically pleasing ways.
3. Switch Your Curtains
When was the last time you thought about your curtains? If you have a running theme throughout your home, you could switch them between rooms.
You may find that patterned curtains from the living room look great in your office. It’s something you might not think to try unless you get creative with what’s already in your house.
4. Paint a Statement Wall
Statement walls, also known as accent walls, make a room look like new with just a little bit of effort. Check your storage closet, garage or attic for leftover paint cans from previous decorating adventures.
You can use old paint to create a statement wall in any room you like. Make sure you pick the right wall that should draw someone’s attention, like the wall with the TV in your living room or behind your bed in your bedroom. If you paint an empty wall, it could look out of place.
5. Add a Humidifier
Decorating can help your health in more ways than one. When you redecorate, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with seeing a new interior design. You can also add some decor that improves your physical health as well.
Humidifiers are an excellent addition, though you have to take care to prevent mold that can grow in dark, damp spaces. The key is to look beyond the standard humidifiers at your local stores. They’re often large and bulky, but you can find decorative and unique humidifiers that will match any design you prefer in your home. Put a small one on a shelf or a large one next to your couch so you can live in a cleaner environment.
6. Tape Up Creative Artwork
If you have kids, they can help with redesigning your home. Break out the crayons and markers so they can get creative with coloring books or blank pieces of paper. After they finish a drawing, tape it up on your walls or windows.
Your kids can draw ocean waves and beach scenes to line your windows and change the view or cover the fridge in drawings that turn it into a helpful robot. Kids can always find ways to transform a space with their imagination, so hand them the tools they need and have fun coloring alongside them.
7. Clear Out the Room
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine a new design in a room that’s looked the same for months, if not years. If you can’t picture your home looking different, find time to deep clean every room and give yourself a blank canvas.
After you declutter, dust, vacuum and freshen up your home, you’ll see every space in a new light and figure out how you can play with your decor.
Try Something New
If you want an innovative new way to decorate your home, you should try something new. Put furniture where it’s never been before, get a decorative humidifier or deep clean your house to find the creative inspiration you’re looking for.
With time, you’ll find new ways to arrange your living space so it’s fun to look at and hang out in while you’re stuck inside.