I am constantly dreaming of new ways to redesign and restyle my home. Now that we have been in our house 6 years, we are finally getting to the point that all of our spaces are (at the very least) habitable.
Since we invested first in the most important improvements (renovated bathrooms, a kitchen table), we still have some accessories and inherited pieces of furniture that can make our house feel tired. Right now it makes more sense for me to change up the accessories and art in the house than to invest in pieces of furniture that I love. Today I am working with Uncommon Goods, one of my go-to companies for unique decor, to share ways that you can refresh rooms in your home that are outdated, boring, or not making you happy. Here are my four best tips for breathing new life into your home!
1. Fresh Pillows Can Restyle a Room
I swap out pillows all the time in our house. Since I try to have a neutral base for my rooms, I love that the entire color scheme of a room can be changed simply by changing out the pillows or accessories. I love mixing and matching patterns, typography, color and texture when choosing pillows for a room.
I try to limit myself to standard pillow sizes, so that I can switch out covers with ease. I wash and store the “extras” so that I can put them back in the rotation when I am looking for something new. I also keep a few rectangular pillows for my sitting chairs or to finish off a freshly made bed. I love this Namaste pillow from Uncommon Goods because it is simple in design but packs a graphic punch.
I am also swooning over this map pillow because you can add on the heart to a location of your choosing to personalize it for your home. You can check out more decorative pillows from Uncommon Goods.
2. Play “Musical Chairs” with your Art
I will only bring art into my house that I love. I keep a portfolio of art that I am not using in the basement, and I move my favorite pieces all around the house. I have a large canvas of three ostriches on roller skates that was at the foot of my bed before I moved it to the top of the stairs this spring. Playing musical chairs with your art gives you the opportunity to showcase different pieces. I find that moving a piece of art that I love to a new location in the house can make it seem as if I just acquired it.
I am loving the colors and whimsy nature of this piece depicting balloons flying over NYC. Uncommon Goods has a wide variety of wall art options that you can check out here.
3. Make the Room Come Alive
Adding plants can instantly breath new life into a room. I am a huge fan of succulents and air plants because they are hardy enough to handle some neglect. I am especially interested in some of the ways to display plants that blur the line between art and function!
Uncommon Goods has a great selection of home decor options for accessorizing your home.
4. Be Bold and Eclectic
It took some time for me to realize that accessorizing my house didn’t mean that I had to make it look like it was straight from my favorite catalogs. I love quirky accessories and try to place at least one item in a room that is a bit off beat. Whether it is a rhino head in the bathroom, a bright blue chandelier, metallic gold circles on a wall, or a green hippo atop a stack of books, I use decorating as an excuse to have some fun and play a bit.
Uncommon Goods is based out of Brooklyn, New York. I love that 1/3 of their collection uses recycled or repurposed materials and that half of what Uncommon Goods sells is made by hand. Most of what they sell is made here in the USA. How do you refresh tired rooms in your home?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods. All opinions are my own.