Expert Advice: Hit refresh
Looking for some simple ways to update your home in 2023? Bonnie Boyette of L+B Boutique in Bluffton shares five imaginative ways to refresh your spaces without tearing down walls or breaking the bank.
1. Give the fireplace a facelift
Paint is a great way to update an old brick fireplace. This not only will brighten your room but give it a more modern look and feel. In this room we not only painted the fireplace but the mantel as well. Change out your accessories and art to complete the look.
2. Freshen up the powder room
Ways to quickly and easily update a powder room are to add wallpaper and change out old mirrors and lighting. This will add style and freshness without breaking the bank.
3. Make a strong first impression
The foyer sets the stage for the rest of the home. Eye-catching design and appropriate scale are a must. Your lighting is like a piece of jewelry, it should be the thing that ties everything together. The furniture, art and accessories should be the foundation of the design.
4. Add more layers
Don’t be afraid to add texture with wallpaper, layering rugs or mixing metals. Layering texture is the best way to add dimension and interest to a space to take the design to another level.
5. Create cozy conversation areas
Conversation spaces throughout the home add a level of warmth and give you an opportunity to showcase more texture and style into your overall design. With the rise of open-concept design, finding areas to have more intimate seating is a must. This room had several focal points, so groupings were used to create multiple seating options and warmth.