We’re all spending more time at home these days.
But maybe you’ve realized that your home doesn’t feel like you. Maybe your home feels unfinished or un-stylish.
Want to redecorate but don’t know where to get started?
I have some easy fixes you can do right now to quickly redecorate. You can use your extra time at home to improve your space.
Here are four simple, inexpensive ways to redecorate your home and make it feel more like you:
1. Rearrange Your Stuff
It sounds too simple to be true, but moving your home decor around can make your home feel fresh. Decorating doesn’t have to be guesswork, there is a method to the madness.
I have a free class on how to arrange your home decor like a pro. With 12 quick lessons you’ll be able to freshen up your home for free.
2. Declutter To Personalize
One big reason your home might not feel like you is because it’s cluttered up with stuff that no longer serves you. Do you have home decor that no longer fits your style? Closets stuffed with clothes you don’t wear anymore? Storage areas full of old furniture, toys, and junk you don’t plan to use again?
By shedding all the old stuff, the stuff that doesn’t fit your style, you can personalize your home. Make it represent who you are now.
The hardest part of decluttering is getting started but after that it gets easier (I promise). You can free up space in your home and turn storage spaces into useful square footage. Even an empty closet has the potential to be a mini office, reading nook, or craft center.
Before we moved to Texas two years ago, we gave away or sold over half our belongings. Honestly, there isn’t a single thing we regret or miss. Our current home feels clean and uncluttered.
To get over the mental hurdle to start decluttering, read the 5 Surprising Lessons I Learned by Getting Rid of Half Our Stuff. In that article, you’ll find my checklist for 96 things you can get rid of right now.
3. Control Everyday Clutter
Now that everyone is working and schooling from home, you’re probably experiencing clutter explosions on every surface.
Some clutter is a part of everyday life, but it doesn’t have to look like clutter. You can use some simple decorating tricks to keep everyday clutter contained. Check out Five Decorating Tricks for a Cleaner Home.
4. Redecorate Your Mantel
Spending a little time on your mantel decor can have a huge impact on a room, creating a beautiful focal point.
While all of the tips in the free Home Styling 101 class work for mantels too, I’ve got a specific tips for mantels.
Mantels pose a few special decorating challenges because they’re so long and shallow. Check out my illustrated guide: How to Style a Mantel Four Ways
Shortcut to a Stylish Home
Taking any one of the steps above will help you redecorate your home and make it feel more like you.
If you want the fastest route to a stylish home, take the free Home Styling 101 class. In 12 short videos (about 5 minutes each), you’ll learn how to style your home like a pro…using the decor you already have.