7 Ways To Improve Your Home Decor In An Hour

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Yep: You can improve your home decor in an hour

tick tock tick tock. Is it just me or are there not enough hours in the day? If the phrase ‘home renovation’ sends you into a fit of time-related stress, stop and breathe. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t improved in an hour.

Got an hour you can put aside? Use it to put that extra oomph into your home decor.

Before you press the ‘x’ on this page and declare me a mad woman, read on for 7 ways to improve your home decor in an hour…

1. Hang Y0ur Artwork Differently


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These decor tips may have entered a whole new level of crazy! Jokes aside, there actually is a specific height to hang your artwork which is proven to be more aesthetically pleasing.

According to decor gurus at houzz.com, the golden height, which is used at museums and art galleries, is 57 to 60 inches above the ground. Why? This is the average level of the human eye. Interesting stuff…

2. Spray Paint An Old Chair


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I hate to break it to you, but that lime green chair isn’t exactly doing much for your living room. Rather than tossing it, why not spray paint it a more neutral color such as white or cream.

Alternatively, turn up the luxe and go for rose or copper.

Compliment your new gold or copper chair with boho printed pillow covers. We love:


Exotic Oriental pillow cover, floral embroidered pillow cover, elegant dahlia pillow cover

3. Change The Lightbulbs

How many home decor gurus does it take to change a lightbulb? None! It just takes you!

Even the most stunning home decor can be turned sickly by bad lighting. If you find a certain room in your home is to dull, harsh, warm or cool, all it could take is a new light bulb. But how do you know which to choose?

When considering your lighting, think about the purpose of the room, the ideal ambiance and whether you want warm or cool tones.


4. Wallpaper An Accent Wall


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Lazy DIY-ers rejoice: the accent wall is totally making a comeback!

Choose a wall in a larger room in your home and add a printed wallpaper for a really unique edge. If you prefer something a bit plainer, paint your wall.

Now that’s an hour well spent!

5. Give Your Bed A Lift


Before you bend down and attempt to pick up your bed frame, we are speaking metaphorically here! Your bed is a huge part of your everyday life, so put aside an hour to make it as luxurious as The Ritz itself.

Scents can do wonders and some scents, such as lavender, are proven to improve sleep quality. To scent your sheets, add a quarter of a cup of scented bath salts to the rinse cycle of your wash.

Next, give your bed an instant makeover by adding a printed table runner along the foot of your bed. If you have a printed comforter, opt for a plainer runner. However, if you like to take risks, why not try your hand at print clashing?

We love:

Hand embroidered table runner, chic jacquard table runner, jacquard paisley table runner

6. Add A Color Pop To Your Furniture


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We adore this easy and quick DIY hack from House Beautiful!

Rather than painting the outside of your furniture, paint the inside. This quirky pop of color will add a subtle vibrant edge without being too overpowering.

7. Paint A Sink Or Toilet


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Over time, plastic toilets or sinks can start to yellow. Rather than throwing them out, give them a new lease of life with a layer of paint. That’s home decor in an hour that could save you a fortune too!

You could even consider painting your sink matte black for a unique and on-trend look.

Got a bit more than an hour? Give your furniture a DIY upgrade. Here’s how to makeover an old sofa and how to transform an old table.

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net