Smart Ways to Effortlessly Update Your Home

Smart Ways to Effortlessly Update Your Home

The following contribution is from another author.

When you become a little bit bored with how your home’s looking, it’s tempting to want to go big and change everything. But, of course, this takes a lot of time, money, and effort, and who wants to go through that process every time you want a slight update? Instead, it makes more sense to make a bunch of small changes that don’t require much effort, but which can make a big difference to the look and feel of your home. We take a look at a few of these changes below.

DIY Furniture Hacks

Sometimes, when we buy our furniture we focus on whatever’s most cost-effective. But whatever is most cost-effective is rarely what’s best. If it was cheap, then it probably looks cheap. And when that happens, it won’t be long before you’re looking around and your furniture and thinking that you probably should have taken the more expensive option. But fear not, because you’ve actually got a great opportunity right here! There are a whole bunch of furniture DIY hacks that’ll have your place looking much fancier, and all it’ll take is a lick of paint.

Update the Decor

It’s not so much that we want to change our home. It’s that it’s beginning to look a bit dated, and we think the only option we have is to rip everything out and start again. This is not the case! There are plenty of easy changes we can make to our homes. On your walls, use sticky tape decals or peel confetti to give it that modern look. In your kitchen, you can use cabinet refacing to take away that dated, faded look. These things take next to no time, but make a big difference.

Get Rid of the Damaged Goods

Sometimes, the best way to update your home is to subtract something that’s bringing the overall look and feel down. If there’s a damaged item compromising the look, then get rid of it, if you’re sure that it can’t be salvaged. It’s very often the case that changing one item perks up everything else. Take an old chair, for example. Exchanging it for a new item might be all it takes to lift things up.

Works Of Art

Not enough people make the most of art in the home. It can add so much! It helps provide a focal point to the room, adds splashes of color, and makes a bland room look interesting. So why not look at adding a piece to the rooms that are beginning to look a little lifeless? There’s an art (ahem) to buying art, however, so take a read of some of the rules before you go splashing the cash.

Feed the Senses

It’s not just the decor of our homes that can make it feel a bit dated. The feel of the house matters too. If it’s feeling a bit tired, look at feeding the senses – adding extra lighting, incense, and new textures can all make it a more enjoyable place to be.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).