10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have

May 10, 2024

Old is the new, new! 

Phew, that’s a bit of a tongue twister. But it’s true, beautiful reader. Old really is the new, new. We see it in all aspects of life - whether it's fashion or thrift shopping. The revival of ancient remedies and holistic wellness practices amidst the rush for the latest advancements in healthcare. And even home decor. Whether it’s taking up DIY projects to revamp the aesthetic of certain decor objects and furniture, we’re always looking for ways to keep some of the past with our future. 

10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have

Therefore, it should be no different when it comes to renovating our homes to create a fresh space for us to flourish in. Sometimes we just need to remodel to update our homes to fit who we are better. And while you may be thinking that requires us to go out and buy new… well everything, but there's a treasure trove of potential right within the walls of our own homes. Yes, you heard that right! With a few simple tricks, you can create a complete fresh look with what you already have.


Rooms sometimes lack natural focal points. Grand floor-to-ceiling windows that let in natural light or rustic fireplaces add that old, homey charm to the space. Therefore, it’s only natural to create a focal point. You see, focal points not only attract the eye, but it creates a sense of order and a central point for the rest of the room’s layout. 

10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have

Whether it’s a wall filled with carefully curated wall art pieces, allowing one to get lost in its beauty, or a cabinet whose top is filled with chic decor pieces that mimic the top of a fireplace’s mantle, focal points are necessary for a room.

Cozy Cove:

If you’re living room is looking more like a hotel lobby than part of a home, then we’ve got an easy, quick fix for that. Cushions! We all have them lying around the house. And if we’re being honest, more often than not we tend to have way too many! 

10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have

Start by gathering throw pillows from around the house. It doesn’t matter if they are different shapes, sizes, or colours. In fact, the more mismatched the better. This will add the perfect amount of comfort and chicness to the room. 

A New Arrangement:

Sometimes, all you need is a fresh perspective to breathe life back into your space. And what better way than by simply rearranging the furniture in your home? It’s one of the oldest tricks in the room that can completely transform a room. Not only is it simple, but it doesn’t require you to change any of the elements in the room. You simply have to move them around. Whether it’s flipping sofas to face the other way, moving the coffee table to be slightly off-centre, or pulling chairs away from the wall until you’ve reached the final layout, you'll be amazed at the difference a few strategic moves can make. 

Three Is Your Lucky Number:

When it comes to home decor, unfortunately, two is not better than one. The golden rule of interior design is that odd numbers are more visually interesting than even ones. Whether it’s animal figurines on shelves or photo frames on top of the mantle, always try displaying decor items in groups of three or five. 

10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have


Adding a mirror to the room immediately changes the “Vatavaran” so to speak. If you know, you know. But in all seriousness, mirrors add a much-needed dimension to rooms and can even make small spaces look bigger than they are. 

10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have

And what’s even better? You don’t have to try hanging it on the wall. That’s right! The latest trend when it comes to styling mirrors is simply propping them up against a wall. Thisgives the space a relaxed and contemporary vibe, and it's incredibly easy to change up whenever you feel like refreshing the room's look. Plus, leaning mirrors can create interesting visual layers and reflections, adding depth and intrigue to your decor.

Bringing The Books To The Table:

Not all books belong on the shelves. While there is definitely a novelty behind the vintage grandeur of large bookcases filled to the brim with literature, at times it's refreshing to see them in the most unexpected of places. One of them being coffee tables. 

10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have

Gone are the days when we would cover our coffee tables with beautifully intricate lace dust covers to maintain their pristine condition. Rather, by using hardcover books, we can create a visually intriguing tablescape of colours and designs. 

Decor Objects To Wall Art:

Not all wall decor is confined to the boundaries of paintings, posters, and photographs. Especially if you want to create something that is truly out of the box, eclectic, and worthy of the term bespoke. We’re talking about turning your decor objects into wall art. Whether it’s whimsical statues or realistic animal figurines, take them off the surfaces you’ve oh-so-delicately placed them on and hang them on the wall for a striking and unexpected display. 

10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have

Recycled Vases:

DIY glass bottle vases. We’ve all seen them. Some of us have even attempted to make them. There is a quaint intrigue about glass bottle vases that just make them work. So, rather than sending them straight to the recycling bin, pay attention to the shapes and colours. See if anything is interesting about the bottle and if it can make for a great vase. 

Up, Up, And Away: 

We’re always looking for ways to make a space feel more spacious. From strategically placing a mirror to give the illusion of an extra window or finding new ways to give the impression of higher ceilings, creating an open and airy atmosphere is key to maximizing the potential of any room. 

Therefore, if you’re window treatments allow it, try moving your curtain rod right below the ceiling and draping curtains long enough that it just about touches the floor. 


Who said your home can’t be accessorized? After all, isn’t that what home decor is for? But when it comes to home decor, we’re always trying to find new bits and bobs that will bring out our personality. Therefore, why confine our decor to items that are traditionally considered ‘home decor’? Why not be audacious enough to turn your cooking pots or clocks into wall decor? Or proudly display your children’s drawing to add a touch of whimsy that only children can bring to your mantle? Or maybe take out a serving platter that you hardly ever use and place it by the front door as a catch dish for spare change and your keys? 

10 Tips For Revamping With What You Already Have

You see dear reader, it’s the little things around our house that capture people's attention and make our space truly unique. And if we’re bold enough to let it, these unconventional adornments not only add a personal touch but also spark conversations and create lasting impressions. 

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