Out with the old, in with the new. After you finish your yearly spring cleaning project, it’s on to something far more creative: Redecorating. You don’t have to completely overhaul all of your rooms, or replace every item you’ve said “goodbye” to during the decluttering process. Instead, it’s about incorporating a few key pieces that make a room feel refreshed. Whether you have a few hours or an entire weekend free, these five mini-makeovers will give your home a lift for spring.
Spring Mini-Makeover 1: Give An Antique New Life
A beautiful antique chair can be enjoyed for generations — but if the upholstery isn’t your style, you may have a hard time holding on to the piece. Instead of consigning your antique chair, make it “new” by reupholstering it in a modern fabric. Don’t have time to wait for custom reupholstery? Look for antique chairs that have already been covered in a fresh new print, like these Antique Fauteuil Chairs (sold in a set of two).
Spring Mini-Makeover 2: Add A New Focal Point
The same thing that’s true in fashion is also true in décor: There are such things as investment pieces. That truly special piece makes the most impact when it can function as the new focal point in a room. Whether you choose a bold sofa (like this Reagan Hayes Christopher Sofa) or a standout work of art, this eye-catching addition makes everything else in a room feel updated.
Spring Mini-Makeover 3: Bring In A Bar Cart
Bar carts have become a modern-day must-have — and it’s mainly because they add valuable storage without sacrificing style. While you could use a bar cart for its intended purpose, we also love using it in an unexpected setting (such as a bedroom or bathroom) for storage. Choosing a cart with easy-to-clean materials like metal and glass, like the Vintage 1960s Chrome and Smoked Glass Bar Cart, allows for extra versatility.
Spring Mini-Makeover 4: Upgrade Your Rug
The floor is the “fifth wall” of your room, and just like a coat of paint or installing wallpaper, adding color or pattern here can completely change the look of a room. Nod to vibrant colors of the season with a bold rug, like the Aga John Multicolor Moroccan Barbarian Rug, above.
Spring Mini-Makeover 5: Invest In Pretty Serveware
Just like a spring centerpiece, new plates, glassware, or serving pieces help set the mood at the table. For instance, elegant silver serveware (like the Elkington, Mason & Co Soup Tureen) elevates any gathering.