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Ways To Make Your Home Look Stylish

We all want our home to look its best, but renovations and moving furniture isn’t easy. Let’s check out some simple ways to make your home look stylish.

We all want our home to look like a masterpiece straight out of HGTV or a home and garden magazine, but no matter how much we move our furniture, accessorize, and try out new design styles, nothing seems to work. If you want a stylish home, there’s no need to make drastic repairs or create dramatic arrangements. It’s the little things that count. Let’s check out some simple, budget-friendly ways to make your home look stylish so you can work on transforming your home into something that’s truly comfortable and magazine worthy.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Female house painter paints walls indoor
Female house painter paints walls indoor

Sometimes all your interior needs is a fresh coat of paint. If your walls are cracking, bubbling, or stained, painting them is a simple way to erase the imperfections. You can paint the walls in every room to create a cohesive color scheme, or add an accent wall for that extra pop of color.

Your walls aren’t the only thing you can paint, either. Painting your ceiling a dark, rich color will add depth and finesse to your interior. It can even create the illusion of a high ceiling. Tired of your old, boring linoleum or tile? Paint right over it. Feel like changing the color of your furniture or making small accessories stand out? What about your door frames and wall trims? With the right type of paint, anything is possible.

Get Creative with Curtains

Purple curtains in the bedroom
Purple curtains in the bedroom

By using curtains creatively, you can add style to your windows, bathroom, bed, or wherever else you’re able to hang them. Update your existing curtains by making your own unique rod for them out of spare tree branches, rope or yardsticks, or give them an elegant look by adding a tie. Curtains are great for the bedroom. You use them to make a canopy, or curtain off your bed from the rest of the room. Want to include some color and texture in the bathroom? A long shower curtain can make the space look roomy. Whether you’re using thin curtains, thick curtains, or long or short curtains, they’re guaranteed to add some uniqueness and style to your home.

Don’t Neglect Your Mirrors

Mirror in the corner
Mirror in the corner

Another way to make your home look stylish is to add mirrors in the kitchen, bathroom, dining room, or wherever else they’ll fit. If you’re living in a tiny space, you want to create the illusion of a big, spacious room. One of the best ways to do that is with mirrors. Mirrors reflect light, which can make your interior look bigger, brighter, and taller. A normal mirror will do wonders, but a mirror that’s stylish can do even more. You can turn a small mirror into a cute decoration or frame an existing mirror to make it look more luxurious. Golden accents can add luxury to your interior. Frame your mirror with something bold and shiny for an elegant and refined look. Add tall mirrors to your closets and entryway, a vanity in the bedroom, or a framed mirror above your fireplace mantle.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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