If you want to makeover your apartment on a small budget with a tight turnaround, it helps to know a few expert tricks.
Thérèse is the Home Stylist at our Palo Alto store. When an apartment complex wanted their well-worn model unit updated to feel sophisticated + fresh in just one weekend, Thérèse took on the challenge.
Her solution? A fresh coat of paint and these 4 interior design hacks that anyone can use to renovate quickly on a budget.
Read on to see Thérèse’s apartment transformation and get her pro tips for saving time + money.
1. In The Bedroom: Keep Your Bed + Update Your Headboard.
“In the bedroom, we re-used the existing metal bed frame and mattress to cut down on costs. We updated the bed by attaching our Nailhead Upholstered Headboard and added a tailored linen bedskirt. Since the bed is the room’s focal point, we invested most of the bedroom budget into bedding – creating luxe layers by mixing and matching subtle prints and textures.”
2. In The Living Room: Raise Your Curtains
“First we took down the apartment’s old blinds and added contemporary window curtains. The real trick here is that we hung the new curatins well above the actual top of the window, which created the illusion of height inside the living room.”
3. In The Dining Room: Maximize Space w/ A Round Table
“The dining area is a small space in the entryway with an awkward nook. To maximize the small footprint we made two major changes. We swapped-out 2 old chairs and created a dining banquette with the Elton Settee. Then we replaced the apartent’s old dining table with a round Arc Base Pedestal Table. The result was more walking space, and a more unique + cozy feel.”
4. All Over: Keep Your Old Decor
“We kept many of the apartment’s existing decorative pieces. Just by pairing them with new accessories, they felt like they had been updated. Not only does this save money and time, but the mix of new + old accessories gives the space a more timeless aesthetic.”
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