You probably remember my online client, Caycee, and her living room and guest bedroom makeovers. (Yes, we are “virtual decorating” almost her whole house!) She recently contacted me again because she was planning a party and wanted to make some changes to her den–fast! She also wanted to work with the existing furniture and to make updates without spending alot of money.
This is how the room looked before:
I had spotted this beautiful canvas bird art a few weeks earlier and knew the colors would be perfect for Caycee’s Charleston home. We also brought in more color and pattern with pillows and added some lighting and coordinating window treatments.
In less than a couple of weeks, Caycee was able to make some quick changes, just in time for her guests:
The improvements to her room are easy changes that anyone can make, even if you don’t have lots of time or a huge budget. Here are a few ideas for a quick makeover:
#1. Rearrange your furniture: One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to give your space a facelift! Don’t be afraid to pull your furniture away from the walls and arrange it so that it creates a cozy conversation area.
#2. Create a focal point: The room should have (at least) one big element that draws your eye into the space. This may be done by adding a a large art piece or mirror or as I previously mentioned, by just rearranging the furniture. By moving Caycee’s sofa and adding the art above her mantle, the fireplace is now the focus of the room.