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Stuck At Home? Here Are 10 Ways To Update Your Space - Without Spending A Dime

I'm imagining now that you're transitioning into month 2 of quarantine (!!) the urge to redecorate is strong. Before you give into dropping that fresh paycheck on some new home goods - pause, and take a few days to spend some time "shopping your home." Have you ever gone deep into the depths of your wardrobe convinced you have nothing to wear and then unearthed an outfit so fresh and new that you're truly shocked was in there? Well that's exactly what we're going to do with your home. Most of us have some great pieces - they've just been sitting in places for too long (or maybe they're in the wrong place!). It's sort of like wearing the same thing every day - this outfit needs a refresh!



Before you get started...


Give your home a good deep clean! I'm telling you...no amount of zhuzh-ing will be satisfying if your home is a mess!



Bohemian living room beni ourain rug abstract art

Designed by Sun Soul Style Interiors. Photography by Julia Sperling.



Rearrange


Sometimes there is nothing more satisfying than rearranging a room. It's easy to get comfortable (aka stuck) with a room configuration. Since we have a lot of time on our hands these days, it's the perfect time to mix things up. Move furniture around and live with it a few days - you might be surprised how different your space feels!


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Via Living Etc. Designed by Kelly Wearstler.



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Via domino. Designed by Purveyor Design. Photography by Wynn Myers.



Get Artsy


Take stock of all the art in your house. I'd even suggest taking it all off the walls and laying it on the ground next to each other. See if you can come up with new and different combinations, and switch art between rooms to make them feel fresh and new.


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Designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel. Photography by Matthew Williams.



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Via Pinterest source unknown



Organic modern scandinavian colorful home gallery wall

Via Dezeen. Designed by Neil Dusheiko Architects. Photography by Tim Crocker.




Cut A Rug


Try switching up rugs between rooms! Changing rugs can give a space an entirely new vibe.


Be like Kelly...shop your rugs!



Pillow Party!


Similar to your art and rugs, I'd suggest putting all of your pillows in a pile and get the creative juices flowin'. See if you can make some new and interesting combinations. I'd even suggest doing this process alongside your rugs and art to ensure your textiles and decor are speaking to one another. Some tips for mixing pillows: Start by identifying your color palette. When I'm choosing pillows I usually want them to speak other colorful anchor pieces like a rug, art or upholstery. When picking pillows to mix in, think about mixing up both scale of pattern and texture for variety and interest. Also you'll want to consider size - usually you want to layer larger pillows in the back and smaller ones in front. But honestly - there is no real formula or rules you need to follow - sometimes the best combinations come from a more organic process!



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Via Domino. Home of Malia Mau and Jess Bianchi. Photography by Trevor Smith.



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Bohemian modern living room design kilim mud cloth mouille floor lamp

Designed by Sun Soul Style Interiors for Sonder



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Via Ashley Davidson Design.


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Get In Touch With Your Inner Book Worm


Most of us have a lot of books lying around (often more than we know what to do with!). Books can be an awesome styling tool. If you don't like the color, flip them so you only see the pages - you've got yourself a neutral masterpiece!



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Home of Erin Hiemstra via Apartment 34



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Styling tips neutral books bookshelf styling



Alternatively you could try organizing by color for a bright book display...


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Via Real Simple. Styling by Rachael Weiner. Photography by William Abranowicz.

Bookshelf styling tips colorful bookshelf shelfie styling


Get Your Forage Game On


On your daily walk (I hope you're getting some fresh air) bring those garden shears and forage! Long dramatic branches, fluffy pampas grass, palm fronds, flowers - the more drama the better. Best of all - it's free!



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Via Colin King. Photography by Nicole Franzen.



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Via Colin King. Home of Athena Calderone. Photography by Nicole Franzen.


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Designed by Sun Soul Style Interiors. Photography by Julia Sperling.



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Put Your Closet On Display


Get creative with what you put on your walls - bags, scarves and other accessories can double as cool art pieces.



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Via Pinterest source unknown



Tip Your Hat.


Same goes with hats - they can be a great styling tool and who has space to store them properly in their closet?!



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Bedroom designed by Sun Soul Style Interiors. Hats on wall yellow marigold paint accent wall

Designed by Sun Soul Style Interiors for Sonder



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Photography by Sarah Elliot



Rethink Textiles


Think outside the box with the way you use rugs and textiles - wrapping a patterned rug on a sofa or chair can give it new legs!


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via Rebecca Atwood. Photography by Emily Johnston.



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via domino



Via Architectrual Digest. Designed by Frances Merrill of Reath Design.



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Sun Soul Style Interiors. Bohemian living room moroccan rug abstract art

I took my own advice and experimented wrapping a striped moroccan blanket on our sofa - I love how it feels like a new piece AND provides great stain protection (slightly regretting getting a white sofa!).



Or you could try draping one on the back of a headboard for a pop of pattern



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Or throw one on the wall behind a bed for a fresh take on a headboard!



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Via Pinterest source unknown



Sun Soul Style Interiors. Block shop textiles textile hung on wall bohemian bedroom design

Designed by Sun Soul Style Interiors for Sonder




The Finishing Touch


It goes without saying ... take stock of all of your accessories. If you're anything like me you've had certain accessories in the same place for years - try removing all of them and then again, rethinking the combinations.


Eyeswoon Athena Calderone bedroom

Via Eyeswoon. Photography by Nicole Franzen.


Sun Soul Style Interiors. Dresser styling bohemian interior design

Designed by Sun Soul Style Interiors . Photography by Julia Sperling.



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Kitchen styling navy kitchen cabinets open shelving


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Eyeswoon Athena Calderone. Bookshelf styling shelfie

I'd love to see how all of you are "shopping your home" and giving your spaces a refresh! Shoot me a DM or tag me on IG @sun.soul.style!

xx, C

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