Do you need a change of scenery? Try these 5 winning ideas to make your old space seem new... you'll be surprised at how easy it can be!
• Clean It and Clear It: If you have every heard the phrase "Out with the old and in with the new" now is the time to test it out on your own space. Less can often times mean more in terms of style, organization and overall appearance. If parting with your time worn treasures brings you to tears, try storing them away and rotating accessories every few months.
Time: This one will vary on how through you want to be anywhere from 1- 8 hour
• Change Your Hardware: Sometimes the smallest changes can make a HUGE impact on the visual style of a room. Hardware can be anything from cabinet knobs to curtain rods and finials. This can instantly personalize your space. If you are renting, the landlords hardware can be replaced upon your departure and you can take your new hardware with you! Time : 45 minutes - 1 hour
• Cover Your Furniture: Simply put... throws or slipcovers
Time: 5- 20 minutes
• Cover Your Walls: This is generally one of the most asked questions we receive at Rental Decorating Digest. The options are wide and varied for what you can do with your walls. The most obvious option is painting, there are different techniques to create special effects and details. For an even quicker makeover you can assemble folding screens or drape fabric from hooks. Try thinking outside the box and using other materials such as fabric and form core board.
Time: 1 - 5 hours
• Lay an Area Rug:
Once you have chosen color coordinating rugs for your space, this process is the fastest to implement!
Time: 2 minutes
If you need to go shopping we suggest purchasing 2 - 3 different coordinating options so you can change their location when you want to freshen up your look.
Refreshing your space doesn't have to require a hefty budget or an unlimited amount of time. Small chunks of time with a little creativity you can give space the ultimate makeover. If you like, check out Victoria’s Deco (link
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