It’s totally natural to want to change up your space every so often. Just as the season’s change, so does your taste—and even the prettiest living spaces can seem stale after a while. But unless you’re a gazillionaire—or a master DIYer!—a complete home overhaul isn’t always realistic. Luckily, there are plenty of solutions for freshening up your place without spending a ton. Here, NYC interior designer Anna Burke spills three of her favorite no-fail tricks.
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Change Up Your Art
Think you can't afford a masterpiece? Guess again. "Etsy has become a great source for finding affordable original art," says Burke, whose cites Etsy artist Lola Donoghue as a current favorite. "Her pieces are really gorgeous—and no one would ever guess how affordable they actually are."
Add An Eye-Catching Throw
If you want to distract from furniture that's looking a little worse for wear, a luxe throw is a game-changer. "They're a great way to inject color and coziness into a space," advises Burke. "Plus, they instantly brighten up neutral spaces and add a ton of texture." Look for faux fur, stitching details, bold stripes, pompom trim, or washed linen for a modern feel.
Switch Out Your Side Tables
Small, unique side tables add personality and functionality to a room. "A side table is a fun and unexpectedly sophisticated way to fill a corner of the living room," says Burke. "Use it to play backgammon, chess, or cards—or even just as a place for drinks when company come over."