Looking at pictures of your previous living spaces can elicit the same embarrassment. Before you became a stylish design enthusiast, you probably covered your walls in cheesy posters and lounged in a compact, yet cheap, nylon butterfly chair. And if you’ve been living in the same space since you graduated from college or moved out for the first time, there’s a good chance some of those outdated design elements are still lurking in your space.
We firmly believe your home is a reflection of you and where you are in life, so it’s about time your digs represent the mature, sophisticated adult that you really are. So, to help you, Here are tips to transform your place without breaking your piggy bank.
In Full Bloom
“Having fresh flowers in your space makes it feel polished in a flash, but actually making a bunch of poppies look good is always harder than it seems. Enter one of my favorite home discoveries of last year: flower-frog vases. Basically, they have holes in them that you just slip stems into, and you’re set. No fancy arranging skills required!” — Erica Cerulo, co-founder of Of A Kind.
“Hang framed art on the walls. Art and frames don’t have to be expensive either. You can pick up small prints at a local market or on Etsy and frame them with standard size frames from Target, IKEA, or EQ3. Create your own gallery wall mixed with prints, photos, or framed momentos.” — Alessandra Wood, interior design expert and director of style at Modsy.
Get A Real Comfy Sofa Or Couch
“Get a couch and ditch the lawn furniture as your main seating solution. It’s not just a sign you’re now embracing adulthood, but it’s also a nice gesture to have your guests be able to sit on something besides a palette, a folding chair, or worse, the floor.” — Jean Liu, interior designer.
“Get adult accent furniture, such as a coffee table and side tables. Think about where someone would want to set down a drink if you were entertaining them in your living room.” — Alessandra Wood.