This month’s Design Minds question comes from a fan who wants to refresh her home without undertaking a full-scale redesign:
“What are some easy fixes I can undertake to give my home an upgraded design feel?”
A little interior design expertise goes a long way when reexamining the vibe of your home. Our designer extraordinaire Tiare Pinto sheds light on five easy interior upgrades that are guaranteed to rejuvenate your space.
1. Dress up your ceilings
Take inspiration from our Beautiful Kailani project, which boasts a luxurious glass orb chandelier by West Elm. This new chandelier hangs from a satin nickel frame, giving the dining room an air of opulence and drama.
2. Refresh your cabinetry handles and pulls
Updating the pulls and handles of your cabinetry is a quick fix that can reinvigorate any room in the house. Best of all—it’s an affordable upgrade that instantly renews the vibe in your space.
3. Upgrade your room color
Check out our Waikiki Chic project for inspiration: while the original living room of this condo was bleak and outdated, the upgraded space boasts an airy blue accent wall, which complements the softer, neutral toned wall and celling.
4. Rethink your window treatmentsDressing your windows can also have a big impact on the atmosphere of your space. Often overlooked, new window treatments can drastically improve any room by giving it a fresh, revamped feel.
The master bath was transformed into a spa-like haven with the addition of sheer white curtains, which create an extravagant feel while allowing for a touch of mystery.
5. Don’t be afraid to have fun!Don’t limit yourself to a single color, design style or era. Above all, we believe that a redesign should be a fun and enjoyable experience!
You don’t have to tear down walls and start from scratch to create a brand new mood in your home. Sometimes all it takes is a simple painting project or dressing your windows properly. We hope Tiare’s tips for small home fixes will inspire you to reexamine your space and determine what easy upgrades you can make in your home!