7 Impactful Ways to Change Your Space

7 Impactful Ways to Change Your Space

Sep 8th 2020

Have you found yourself looking around your home recently, wishing that it looked different? Perhaps your mind has wandered to undertaking large-scale projects like all brand-new furniture, painting entire rooms, or completely renovating an entire space. While these ideas are great, you might be lacking the time, energy, or even budget to undertake them. Well, we’ve got some good news for you. Sometimes, the biggest differences occur as a result of the smallest changes. Here are a few little things you can do to alter the appearance of your home and create the greatest impact.

1. Replace Old Hardware

One of the simplest changes you can make is to swap out the hardware on your kitchen cabinets and drawers. New knobs and pulls can instantly alter the vibe of the space. Not only that, but they can also help to tie a look together and make it look complete.

2. Brighten It Up

Lighting is often one of the most overlooked aspects of a space. Lamps are an excellent way to add a touch of style while also incorporating some softer light. A dimmer switch allows you to change the ambiance with the simple touch of a button. Or, for an even simpler (and equally effective) change, try swapping out your old lampshades.

3. Hang Curtains

Natural light is arguably the best source of lighting for any space. Hanging the right curtains (or other window treatments) allows you to take advantage of natural light while accentuating your windows. They can even make your space look bigger. Aim to hang them higher and wider than the windows for optimal impact.

For curtains that go with anything, consider going translucent. Lighter curtains are more versatile (not to mention, more affordable) than heavy drapes, and the texture helps to create a gorgeous, welcoming glow.

4. Bring Nature Indoors

Flowers and plants have the ability to add instant beauty to any space. Rather than putting them on a windowsill or mostly vacant area of the house, make them a centerpiece. Set up an arrangement on your office desk or kitchen counter. Their presence makes any space look better, and they’ll fill you with joy.

5. Make an Accent Wall

If you want to paint but don’t have the time or energy to paint an entire room, make an accent wall. You’ll add a pop of color that immediately draws the eye. You can further enhance the wall by adding pictures or artwork. Or, you can create an accent wall around an existing fixture, like a fireplace or built-in bookcase.

6. Mix Things Up

Rather than buying anything new, why not just change the layout of your space? By rearranging furniture, you not only alter the appearance of the room, but you may also make it look larger. Don’t be afraid to move things around a few times until you find a layout you like best.

7. Change (or Add!) Your Door

To complete a look, change out an existing door, or add one if a particular space doesn’t already have one. Sliding barn doors are the perfect way to add an extra touch of old-world charm or modern tastes. There are numerous barn door ideas to consider. And, since they slide, you don’t have to worry about an open door blocking or impeding any part of your design.

Changing up the aesthetics of your home doesn’t have to involve a full-scale renovation project. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. And, at Barndoorz, we have sliding doors to fit almost any taste and style. Let us help you create the look you want for your home, transforming your space from one you like to one you’ll never want to leave.