Add a pop of color
Evelyn-Chavez/Shutterstock “Paint is extremely inexpensive and makes a big difference,” says Keysha Jillian, lead interior designer and owner of K. Jillian Designs, based in Tampa, Florida “Whether you need to tone down a color or add a bold color to liven up your space, color is great for changing the overall feel of a room.” A nice wash of color might only cost around $31.99 for a gallon. If you’re selling your home, you might want to paint it this color to net an additional $5,000.
Swap out your throw pillows
All-About-Space/Shutterstock Throw pillows are an easy way to accessorize and brighten a room, whether you buy them or make your own. Jillian says homeowners should throw out their older throw pillows and replace them with bright, fuller pillows—or just buy crisp new pillow covers. “Mix and match colors and textures, and blend different groupings,” she says. But more is not better. “There can be too many pillows, so make sure you don’t go overboard.” As a cheat sheet, follow this interior design follow this interior design “pillow equation” to create the perfect set-up on your sofa.