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Guest Picks: 20 Simple Ways to Update Your Space
Do you want to update your space but don't know where to begin? Here are 20 of my go-to tricks for adding a current and clean vibe to any space. Without spending a ton of money, you can add any of these items to make your room feel brand new. They all have a simple and chic look and allow you to update your space quite easily. — Courtney from A Thoughtful Place
Reclaimed Wood Shelf - $58
Salvaged wood warms up any space and makes it feel as though it has been around forever. While on trend, salvaged shelves are also timeless and an easy update to host some of your favorite finds.
Stripe Shower Curtain, Feather Gray - $39
Stripes are an instant pick-me-up in any room. You can use this shower curtain as intended in the bath, or repurpose it as drapes in another room. It could even be a child's duvet cover.
Square Lacquer Trays | West Elm - $29
A chic tray added to a coffee table or ottoman always adds a touch of color and glamour. You can even line it with your favorite fabric and switch it around any time. This is a go-to item for any home I decorate.
Tulyn Rug - $299
Ikat is a great way to update your space. Whether it's in a rug or a cute bowl, this on-trend pattern adds character to any room. I love the cobalt blue of this rug.
Chevron Rug, Gray - $99
Chevron is still one of my favorite ways to bring a space up to speed. There is something so amazing about a chevron rug: It can transform your whole room. I like to stick to traditional colors so that it's easier to add throw pillows as you desire.
100 Interiors Around The World - $59.99
You would be surprised at how a stack of fresh reads can breathe new life into a space. Choose something you love, and top them off with a vase of flowers for a new look on your coffee table.
Floral Heart Print - $34
Simple artwork — that's all there is to it. The more simple and sweet, the more fresh and modern your room will feel. Keep it clean, and be sure it's something you love.
Giant Cardboard Taxidermy - $52
Add a modern and whimsical touch with taxidermy. These cardboard versions are a cute way to take on a current trend. Whether in a family room or an entryway, they are a great way to update your home.
Zee Wallpaper - $98
To instantly add personality to your wall, put up a fun and vibrant wallpaper. It doesn't take much to really make a bold statement — just choose a small area like a bathroom or one end of a hallway. This yellow chevron is sure to add a smile to your face.
Metal Cinema Statue - $29.99
Cinema accents are a cute way to add a fun feel to a great room or playroom. They have a vintage vibe that quickly adds character to the space.
Design + Decorate Shades - $35
Switch out your lampshade for something more vibrant and graphic. It's such an easy way to change up the style of a space. I would use this in a bedroom or office for a fun, fresh look.
Austen Wood Veneer Pendant - $99
Unique and modern lighting will update your space in no time. This would be amazing in a boy's room or above an art table in a playroom. I love the texture and whimsical look of this pendant.
Casablanca Dhurrie Rug, Steel - $249.95
Graphic rugs are huge these days. Stick to neutral colors so that it doesn't tie you down to a certain color scheme. This gray graphic rug is perfect.
Bordeaux Bar Cart - $119.95
You can't go wrong with a bar cart. This one will not eat up too much space, and it has a look that is on trend and will be a blast to style.
Ikat Pillow Covers, Indigo Blue by Yiayias - $130
Pillows are one of the fastest and easiest ways to breathe new life into your space. They can add an instant pop of color and be switched out with the seasons.
Allover Stencil, Birch Forest - $65
Ready to get to work? With a little bit of paint and some patience, you can create an awesome new look in your space with a stencil. I would love this look in a playroom or bedroom.
Campaign Coffee Table - $199.99
The campaign-style table has a beautiful look and will add an instant update. I love the simplicity of the style and would use it anywhere!
Lyle Side Chair - $199
Galvanized metal makes me giddy. These chairs, paired with a rustic wood table, would add such charm and character to a space. I love the cool vibe they give a dining room or kitchen.
Peggy Grey and White Board Set - $67.95
Get organized! Nothing updates your space more than clearing the clutter. By getting things off of the counter, you free up more space to accessorize with beautiful things you love.