A new look.
That whole idea that comes with a makeover… oftentimes people think in order to create a fresh new look- it has to be a lot of work, a lot of money- or both.
But the reality of it is – some of the biggest changes come from changing just one thing.
A new color on the walls, bold pattern where there was once simple, artwork, fresh linens or one new piece that gives the space a different look.
It might be something subtle- like you aren’t 100% sure what changed when you look at it- but it also might be something wild and crazy. That is up to you. 🙂
I am more in the subtle camp most of the time- though I have been known to get a bit wild and crazy on occasion. And today I am sharing a subtle change in the dining room- and a few examples of how changing a simple thing can totally change the look. Some are investment budget projects- meaning they are not something to change on a whim – but others are simple, inexpensive and the best- Easy.
You might have noticed in a recent instagram share- that something had changed in the dining room. The dining room is ever evolving- and it is not done yet. But one thing I wanted to update for awhile and just hadn’t done yet- was the lighting.
While I loved the vintage style chandeliers that hung above the table- the design wasn’t working for me as much as I was looking for. They felt a bit on the small size for the very large room- and they didn’t have the ‘french’ feeling I was looking for.
I found these gorgeous beauties and decided to give them a go.
The finish was a bit different than expected so stay tuned for a bit of a change but the length and style and all.that.bling. are perfection.
Get the look:
And on the subtle note- a rug brings a new perspective and feeling to a room.
Whether you choose bold and beautiful colors and patterns or soft and subtle vintage vibes- simply having something on the floor brings a different feeling.
This is a bit of a drama filled changed.
From an oversized chalkboard
To vintage style canvas- the feeling in the room is completely different.
From my book- here
This may be considered an investment update depending on your source of choice. If you are shopping second hand flea markets or craigslist for new sofas- you can update on a dime. This sofa was a craigslist find that I reupholstered on my own. It was inexpensive- but definitely a lot of work and not sure I would tackle a sofa again. And yes- for those new here- this is what my bedroom looked like about 10 years ago. haha.
If it is elegant and fine reproductions- they will cost more but they won’t need any budget to clean, repair, etc and also will last.
Find the sofa here– more details on why I chose this style coming.
Easy and inexpensive- and a total room changer. A can or 2 of paint in a different color can instantly change your space. From yellow to white in the bedroom- totally new look. From white to dark blue or black- again- totally different look. Even if it is another shade of white in a room- that fresh paint brings a freshness. And this is something you can do for under $100.
Pillows, bedding, curtains- all easy & inexpensive to change and all bring change to a room.
More ideas for creating a cozy home here
Coming up- I will share a few more ideas on freshening and updating, a dozen ideas for the BEST French style chandeliers and sofas- and how to get the look on a dime.
Happy Monday everyone.