When you’re ready to give your home a fresh new look, it doesn’t mean you have to get rid of everything and start from scratch. A complete interior redesign isn’t always necessary to update your home. There are smaller design elements you can change that can have a significant impact on the look, feel, and style of your home. One of the easiest and quickest ways to achieve an interior redesign is to focus on your fabric design elements. Replacing these elements with others that have different colors, patterns or textures can create the illusion of a complete makeover without completely disrupting your household or breaking your budget. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Update Your Window Treatments
People typically think of painting when tackling an interior redesign. However, changing your window treatments can completely change the look of a room. It’s a simple change that can have a big impact. Just think of how much of your wall space is windows, especially in the main living areas of your home. Window treatments are a major design element and just like every other design trend, they go out of style. If you can’t remember how long your existing window treatments have been up or they’re a throwback to the 1990s, it’s time for a change.
Worried that if you change the window treatments you’ll end up having to change everything else in the room.? Relax. If the style of your window treatments is dictated by the rest of the decor in the room, you may want to stick with that. Choose new window treatments in a similar style but with a fresh new color or pattern. If your room is eclectic or less style specific, you may want to switch up the type of window treatment as well as the color or pattern.
Either way, you won’t have to change anything else in the room. Unless, of course, you want to. You could change your drapery hardware. Even just switching out your finials can make a big difference. Opting for custom window treatments can provide you with a much wider selection of colors, fabrics, and styles than purchasing ready-made curtains.
Add Decorative Pillows and Throws
While these may seem like an even smaller element when it comes to an interior redesign, the possibilities are endless. Decorative pillows and throws are a great way to update the look of your room without any structural changes or major investment. Updating or adding pillows can be as simple as going to the local home decor store, buying new pillows, popping the tags off, and arranging them on your furniture. Or you can have them custom-made from the same fabric as your window treatments or a coordinating fabric. Throws can be used to add a pop of color and texture to the room.
Pillows and throws can provide beauty and comfort to a room. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing them. If you’re going beyond a couple of matching pillows, mix solid colors with prints. This will help the prints stand out and prevent creating a look that’s too busy. Mixing shapes and sizes of pillows can add dimension to the room. If you have two larger square pillows at each end of your sofa, accent them with a couple of smaller pillows that are rectangular or round. Changing out design elements like pillows and throws is so easy and affordable, you can update your home’s look anytime you want!
Reupholster a Furniture Favorite
Just because your sofa or comfy chairs are looking a little worn or dated, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to replace them. Reupholstering is another way to do an interior redesign without starting from scratch. It’s true – it can be a bit more expensive than some of the other redesign tricks. However, if it’s a solid, well-built piece of furniture you love, it can be well worth the investment. Reupholstering a sofa or chair will give it a new updated look and make you fall in love with it all over again.
Have a piece you’re not sure whether you should reupholster or replace? Consult with your interior designer. They can estimate the cost of upholstery and help you decide which is the best option. If you decide on a replacement, they have the resources to find a new piece of furniture that will breathe new life into your room and maybe even make your heart skip a beat.
Professional Interior Redesign
Even a small-scale interior redesign can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. This is one of the things the At Home Custom Interiors does best. My team and I love helping our clients find the perfect combination of colors and patterns to create a look that is uniquely theirs. We offer custom-made window treatments, upholstery, and more using top-quality designer fabrics. There are so many possibilities when decorating with fabrics. Ready to get started? Let’s talk!