Sometimes, watching interior design shows or reading architecture magazines can leave you feeling like you have to scour every antique shop within driving distance or shell out thousands for a designer piece when you want to upgrade your home's style. Believe it or not, you can make some pretty dramatic style changes using store-bought pieces. You don't even have to rearrange your furniture!
Don't believe us? Just take a look at these stunning before and afters. The addition of just a few home decor pieces from The Home Depot totally transforms each room — without swapping out any large furniture, repainting the walls, or laboring over DIY projects. In fact, each of these updates would take just a few minutes to do — here's how.
Forget pattern mixing: this season, interior designers are all about contrasting textures. Bring some visual interest to any space with an assortment of different textiles. Here, a fuzzy rug, woven throw, and shag pillow play off the inherent pattern in the whitewashed brick wall, while the sleek side table and modern armchair provide some contrast.
Instead of sticking to shades of black and white, mix up your neutrals with metallics. You'll notice that this room doesn't feature any of the "traditional" neutral hues but still looks put together. A golden lamp, side table, and mirrored tray complement the rosy bedding and add just a touch of shine. If your building allows it, try putting up subtly printed wallpaper to bring even more dimension to the room.
Want to upgrade your dining room? Style out a full tablescape instead of sticking to bare-bones place settings. Choose elements that take a cue from nature, such as this shell-shaped serving plate and straw-colored runner. Hammered copper mugs and utensils provide the pop of color without looking garish.
With the trend of hyperorganization still going strong, storage isn't something you need to hide anymore. Put clever solutions front and center to make them part of your decor. It's especially easy in the kitchen: stylish glass jars make your dry goods look like art, while a copper caddy complements bamboo utensils beautifully.