10 Easy Ways to Refresh a Tired Living Space

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If you’re like many Americans who’ve been working from home for many months, you may be tired of the living space you once enjoyed and find it is now totally uninspiring. Decorators suggest 10 simple refresher solutions to perk up your living and work space.

1. Repaint one wall. Add a new splash of color by repainting one wall of your kitchen, bedroom or living room. Choose a color you find relaxing or pleasing and add new interest to your day. You can tryout new paint colors for your walls using the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer.

2. Bring in a few plants. A little greenery can do wonders to brighten up a space and lift your spirits as well. Try an easy-care philodendron, a low-light friendly Devil’s Ivy or Chinese evergreen, or mini-sago palm or weeping fig. If you’re looking to liven up your living space with some house plants, check out Schaefer’s Greenhouse.

3. Hang a mirror. It will get a little more light bouncing around, which can make a room look more spacious.

4. Try some new wall art. Add interest and create something fun to look at while you work by hanging one larger piece surrounded in an interesting way by several smaller pieces. You can even use framed photos or a variety of smaller watercolors to make a pleasing gallery wall. Have you seen the artwork at If These Walls Could Talk recently?

5. Change up the lighting. Overhead light can be pretty boring. Bring in a table or floor lamp or two to get light coming from different heights and angles around the room. No one knows lighting quite like Light Source Lighting.

6. Bring in a rug. In addition to adding warmth and texture to the floor, an area rug helps ground a room and the furniture in it. Even a small rug in the kitchen or in your entryway can make a big difference. Check out Loloi Rugs.

7. Do some rearranging. Speaking of furniture, you can completely change the look of a room just by moving it around.

8. Toss some pillows around. Make a tired room more inviting by tossing some comfy, bright-colored pillows on the sofa, a chair or a bed.

9. Change out the nick-knacks. Accessorize a bookcase, shelving or a mantelpiece with some new decorative pieces, such as a couple of framed pictures, a small vase or sculpture, a pretty clock or whatever pleases you. Warehouse 55 is a fabulous place to find unique accessories!

10. Try adding scent. If you find the scent of pine or hyacinths relaxing, bring in some scented candles. Bringing scent into a room can liven it without breaking the bank. Head over to The Little Traveler for new candles and diffusers.

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