This post was sponsored by OSRAM SYLVANIA as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary merchandise to facilitate my review.
I love the idea of having newly designed and decorated rooms. If money and time were no object, I would spend my days remodeling every room in my house over and over. But then reality sets in and I’m lucky if I have time to CLEAN a room, let alone remodel it! Fortunately bringing new life to a room DOESN’T have to be overly complicated or labor intensive. Working SMARTER with small touches can bring a larger punch than working HARDER! Here’s my top 4 easy room update ideas (and giveaway):
1 Update Decorations
Of course buying fancy new decorations will make any room look nicer, but a more realistic and more affordable way to spruce up a room is with a can of spray paint. You no longer have to consider the color of the decoration you’re buying (since you’ll be changing that) and can open yourself up to so many options including looking through a thrift store! Take a look at my top 10 tips to spray painting decorations before jumping in.
2 Touch up Paint
Fresh clean coats of paint can completely transform a room, but so can touching up old existing paint. When I first painted our guest room a couple years ago, there where a several spots that I messed up & claimed I would touch them up within the week. Yes, that was two years ago. Taking the time to touch up those spots instantly improved the room, making the paint job look much more professional and less dated.
3 Add Pillows & Texture
Pillows and blankets are such an easy way to swap out the look of a room instead of buying new furniture! Mixing up colors and textures will give your room a more interesting and modern look. Don’t let the options you see at a store limit your creativity. Making your own pillow covers is actually the perfect rookie sewing project!
4 Adjust Lighting
The lighting in my room wasn’t doing me any favors. While I was going for a brighter cleaner look, my lighting made everything warmer with a more yellowish tone. I skipped repainting our walls, updating our floors or buying new furniture. I simply adjusted our lighting with LIGHTIFY from OSRAM SYLVANIA using the Tunable ‘real’ White versions. You can find these products at Amazon and Lowes.
You can see how LIGHTIFY lights removed the yellow undertone and completely brightened up our room!
Funnest part? The lighting is all controlled via phone app, so I can adjust in literally anywhere in the world! Want one of your own? Sign up for our giveaway and also get a $50 Amazon card!
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Changing the design of your house is now literally as easy as playing on your phone!
I would like to update my bathroom! It’s a generic apartment bathroom and could use some personality!
My kitchen is in need of redoing….that is an understatement! I would love to do it in a shabby chic look. Right now it is tired and UGLY!
Your home is so lovely and I’m super impressed with the lighting.
Sister Tales says
Love how much of a difference 5 little things make! Thanks for the read 😀
I would really love to update my mom’s bedroom!
I’d like to update our family room.
Meagan Lindsay says
Oh man, I gotta get some of these. My house pretty much looks like a candlelit cave right now, due to the terrible lighting. Thanks for the tips! 🙂
Our living room could definitely use an update! Really loving the sound of this product!
Betsy Barnes says
I would most like to update our living room. It would be nice to change the color with lights! 🙂
Wow! I love these updates! They’re so easy and useful!
Gina M says
I would love to revamp the lighting in my family room and get rid of the horrible yellow lighting!
Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com
Ha, I have so many of those little areas that could use a good paint touch up, but it’s definitely something that’s been put on the back burner recently. Lighting is another great way to give a room a new look!
Amanda Sakovitz says
Id love to update my bathroom!
I would update our family room.
Kelly D says
I would like to update my living room.
I’d love to update my room!
I would love to update our living room.
Hi Lindsay! Great tips for updating and sprucing up a room! Good photos too. Sheri and Cohost at Funtastic Friday!
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