Out with the Old: 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Decor for 2015

January 1, 2015

The holidays are gone, and it’s time for a new outlook. One easy way to change the landscape for 2015 is to freshen up your decor. From rearranging furniture to slapping on a fresh coat of paint, there are lots of ways to say Out with the Old, In with the New!

1. Rearrange furniture

Have you ever thought of putting that sofa against a different wall? Moving that bookshelf to the hallway? A simple room rearrangement can do wonders. A home you’ve gotten to know for years can quickly feel like a brand-new abode.

Contemporary Living Room by Charleston Interior Designers & Decorators

2. Hang New Wall Art

Maybe once you move that shelf to the hallway, you’ll have room for new wall art. Whether you decide to go for a gallery wall or a single painting, a new view could be the key to a fresh, new outlook this year. Frame vintage family photos, buy local art, or create your own wall decor with fun DIY projects like this one.

Transitional Hall by Charleston Interior Designers & Decorators

3. Repaint

Nothing says “renewed” quite like a fresh coat of paint. Try adding a new color to your kitchen cupboards, one wall of your living room, or even a chair. This blue paint is from a home we worked on at Surfsong Beach. Doesn’t that blue remind you of a clear Spring day? If what you need is a clear mind and a fresh, new day, maybe blue is the color for you.

Transitional Bathroom by Charleston Interior Designers & Decorators

4. Update Your Draperies

Sometimes cheering yourself up is as simple as changing up your draperies! When’s the last time you updated your kitchen draperies or the ones in your bedroom? Choose a pattern with colors that make you happy, and see how much better you feel with vibrant, new fabrics flowing in your windows.

Traditional Bedroom by Charleston Interior Designers & Decorators

5. Upholster Your Furniture

If you currently have an upholster to-do list, now is the time to get started on it. Whether it’s a faded chair or an old sofa, a clean layer of new fabric just might change your life! We just received a fresh batch of fabrics for 2015 at MDI, and we can’t wait to show them to you next week!