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Style | Oct 31, 2019

Five-Minute Home Makeovers

StyleOct 31, 2019

Five-Minute Home Makeovers

In the mood for a decor change? You don’t have to splash out on a complete design overhaul or go to any other dramatic measures to enjoy a refreshed home. Small, simple changes can also have a huge impact on the look of a space, and more importantly, how it makes you feel. Here are 7 ideas for quick and easy ways you can makeover your space—in five minutes (or less).

Declutter a shelf

Pull out any books you never use, and either donate or store them away. Same goes for decorative objects that you no longer love. Follow these tips for styling the remaining items. 

Get new bedding

Transform your bedroom with a fresh set of bedding in a new color and pattern. If you had neutral sheets before, try a more colorful set this time around, or vice versa. Finish your new look by tossing a cozy throw on the end of the bed.

Change knobs

Change the knobs or pulls on a set of cabinets, drawers, or even your doors for a totally different feel. Something as simple as swapping metallic knobs for crystal ones can instantly change the style of your space, taking it from modern to glamorous.


Flowers and candles

Make your bedroom feel like the special sanctuary you deserve by adding some fresh flowers and candles to your bedside table. It’s such a simple gesture, but it will make you feel totally pampered and ready to relax before bed—and provide a breath of fresh air when you wake up in the morning.

Add plants

Sprinkling a room with a new potted plant or two can do wonders for updating a space. And as an added benefit, plants work as natural air purifiers...some can even help you sleep better.

Get cords under control

There’s nothing like a jumble of messy wires around a media center or a desk in a home office to drag a room down. Take a few minutes to disentangle the wires, cables, and cords, and tie them together to keep them contained for the future (those twisty ties that come with bread come in real handy here!).

Switch out pillow covers 

Switching out the throw pillow covers on your sofa will instantly revive your living room. To really feel the impact, make sure to choose something different in terms of color and pattern.

Making over your home doesn’t always have to be a huge undertaking. Remember—sometimes all it takes is a few minutes and a little dose of ingenuity to make your home (and you) feel like new.

Kamala Nair is a London-based writer. Her work has appeared in 1stdibs Introspective, Luxe Interiors + Design and, among other publications. Read an excerpt of her debut novel, The Girl in the Garden (Grand Central Publishing, 2011) here:

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