I’ve mentioned before my never ending home decorating work. Our house is over 70 years old. The prior owners had… interesting taste. Everything was basically old lady chic when we moved in. If you’re facing similar issues, here are my tips on some easy ways to de-old lady your house too.
This is an easy way to change the whole look of your room. Curtains are like the eyelashes of your windows or something, so they need to be pretty. Fancy curtains can be expensive but Ikea has simple curtains that are cheeeeeap, for like $20 per pair, including these ones -
Our kitchen curtains were all one million different sizes so I couldn’t find any cute ones to buy so I actually made some curtains myself. I found fabric at Joann Fabrics and diy’ed the curtains below -
Our prior homeowners left some random things in our house which was super fun. I obviously got rid of that stuff right away and slowly added our own personal knick knacks. I love things that are a little fun/quirky so that helps to make the space a little younger which is good. Obviously. Like I love our piggy bookends below.
I love pretty pillows but daaaaang, they can be expensive! I’m not spending 80 bucks on a pillow right now in my life. Nope. But the pillows that came with our old couch were fugly so I just got some fun pillows from Ikea. Cheap and done. Here’s the difference in the pillows on our old couch -
Art is an easy way to personalize and update your space. We had nothing on our walls for the longest time but I finally have hung up more art and it makes such a big difference. I like doing a mix of typical/normal art and also some quirky and fun pieces too. Here are some of my fave fun pieces -
We recently repainted our living room. It was previously a pale yellow which make the room look a little old and dingy. Plus we have wood builtins and beige carpet, so the yellow wasn’t a great contrast. Repainting the room a more modern light blue has made the space look so much more fresh and modern. See for yourself -
These are just some of the decorating changes we made which makes our home look like younger people live here. Since younger(-ish) people do actually live there. It’s fun living among things that we like more and it makes the home a lot more welcoming.
Anyone else dealing with an older home and working on making it look “younger” with the decorating?
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