11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors

11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors explores a few friendly priced decor ideas as well as no-cost decorating reminders. After all, design should always be within reach, no matter the budget. (This story with frugal French farmhouse finds further proves you can shop in your pajamas for dozens of relatively inexpensive French inspired design essentials on Amazon!)

Serene breakfast dining area of kitchen with window seat. Belgian linen pillows and slipcovered arm chairs. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendecor #serenedecor #breakfastroom #windowseat #belgianlinen
Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors as well as a tour of my home.

11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.

1. Purge & Carefully Edit

This tip is not so much about downsizing as it is about seeing your space with fresh eyes. Removing accessories (and if possible, everything else too) may help you to re-imagine the room.

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!
Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors as well as a tour of my home.

Starting fresh with a spare look and then layering allows the space to speak to you about what is needed and what is not. It may not be more decor items you need…but less!

Whimsical inspirational quote from Winston Churchill on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #winstonchurchill #simplicity #quotes

Consider What Simplicity Means to You

2. Add Eclectic Charm Easily

It never hurts to change out a throw pillow or ten, whether that means shopping for new or referring to your existing collection. No need to overthink whether patterns, prints and colors clash since you may discover unexpected interest from mixing disparate ones.

Window seat in breakfast room of kitchen. Belgian linen piillows and vintage galvanized pail holding dried hydrangea. Paint color is Bejamin Moore WHITE. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!

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French Knot Pillow - image 1 of 1
French Knot Pillow, Target…certainly low cost and lovely indeed!
Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!

My favored palette for pillows is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea.

White serene kitchen with Minuet quartz countertop from Viatera. Marble subway tiles were taken to the ceiling. Louis French linen bar stools and window seat. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendecor #frenchcountry #viateraquartz #minuet #carrarasubwaytile #windowseat #belgianlinen

I never tire of tone on tone pillows made from: linen, nubby vintage French sheets, velvet, and reclaimed canvas as well as grainsacks from Europe.

Blue and white stripe grainsack lumbar pillow. 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors #grainsack #vintagegrainsack #pillow
Grainsack Pillow, SweetAnnieAcres on Etsy…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote about darkness and light from Martin Luther King Jr on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #MLK

3. Create a Fine Romance

Chandeliers (especially candle-style) add so much ambiance when your mission is to infuse a little romance into the design. In my own home, I hung them in almost every room (mostly vintage ones, but new models are safer!).

My serene whit ekitchen with modern farmhouse, classic, and French country style. Vintage Flower Market sign from Urban Farmgirl. Viatera quartz (Minuet) countertops and Louis linen upholstered bar stools. Round breakfast table and two linen slipcovered arm chairs. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!
French Louis Bar Stools HERE and HERE. In case you’re considering white quartz for your kitchen…see this.

Here is a chandelier very similar to one in our kitchen:

Craftmade Antique Silver chandelier with crystals - a gorgeous lighting option for a romantic French inspired space. #frenchcountry #chandelier #antiquesilver #antiqued
Craftmade Antique Silver Chandelier, Build…certainly romantic indeed.

If you love the look of an antiqued silver finish but can only find standard silver or chrome versions, keep in mind you may be able to buff on products like THIS to add age.

Inspirational love quote on Hello Lovely Studio from Fitzgerald about intimacy. #inspirationalquote #lovequote #fitzgerald #intimacy #quotes

Here are a few low-cost chandeliers I love as well:

French Umber Quorum Salento French country chandelier. #frenchcountry #chandelier #frenchchandelier #frenchfarmhouse
French Umber Quorum Salento Chandelier, Build…certainly darling indeed.
Devana 4-Light Candle Style Chandelier
Devana 4-light candle style chandelier, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational love quote and scripture from Corinthians 13 on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #scripture #lovequote #corinthians13 #christianity #faithquote
Serene white kitchen decor. Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet). Louis French linen bar stools. Carrara subway tile taken to ceiling. Fireclay farm sink. Modern Italian range hood. #hellolovelystudio #whitekitchen #classicdecor #serenedecor #frenchcountry #viateraquartz #Minuet

4. Mood Lighting

DIMMER SWITCHES (find here) ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE DESIGN WORLD! You could live without them, but why!?!

Inspirational quote about gratitude and happiness on Hello Lovely Studio. #happinessquote #inspirationalquote #quotes #gratitude

4. Welcome Sparkly Clean

Even if a thorough deep cleaning of your space does not seem to align with how you conceptualize decor, trust! A sparkling freshly scrubbed interior may just transform your perspective and won’t hurt.

5. Freshen the Wall Color

Is there anything that delivers more bang for the buck than a fresh coat of paint? You’ll be hard pressed to find anything that will change the mood, enliven the decor, and breathe new life into an interior like paint!

My living room with Benjamin Moore "White" walls, catwalk, and Belgian linen furnishings in the great room. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!

Snag a Professional Tool

Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck - use this tool to choose the best paint colors for your space! #interiordesign #bestpaintcolors #benjaminmoore
Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck…certainly helpful indeed.

Considerations for Neutral Paint Colors

If you decide to re-paint your room in a shade of white, don’t choose a random white. First, read this ditty to choose the right white paint to understand the process to arrive at the proper white for your room’s unique exposure and mood.

White paint color ideas from Hello Lovely Studio. #bestwhites #paintcolor #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Studio’s paint color ideas…certainly helpful indeed.
Inspirational quote about love from Margaret Atwood on Hello Lovely Studio. #lovequote #inspirationalquote #margaretatwood

6. Save Labor Costs

It definitely goes without saying, but occasionally I forget not everyone reading this blog is a designer or fellow blogger. Even if you have not tackled home decor projects on your own before, it is never too late to begin doing so.

Watch youTubes (like the one below which walks you through the steps of painting…get ready for it…fabric!) Do you have a castoff item of furniture on which you might practice?

7. Add an Accent Wall

Sometimes a little paint in a contrasting hue can transform a wall from hohum to a statement. In other cases, you may want to make a textural statement.

For example, in the case of transforming a lumpy bumpy wall in our bedroom (below), there was no chance paint alone could solve the ugly issues.

10 Tips to Decorate Without Spending a Dime! A Belgian linen slipcovered arm chair in my bedroom from RH. Cottage style nightstand with Paris gate lamp (RH) and Stikwood (Hamptons) reclaimed wood planks on wall for a rustic chic look. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!

While it costs more than a couple hundred dollars for a reclaimed wood statement wall (covering a wall this size with Stikwood Hamptons is in the $1,200 neighborhood), it packs a big bang for the buck.

My serene white bedroom with Stikwood (Hamptons) statement wall, cottage style furniture, knotty alder door with oiled bronze hardware, and white oak wide plank hardwood flooring. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!

8. Treasure Hunting at Home

It’s a tip included in every story about decorating on a budget, yet it always bears repeating. Shop your house, basement, garage, garden shed, closets, and attic with fresh eyes.

Hallway in our modern yet traditional European country inspired home. Paint color is Benjamin Moore WHITE. Great room with Belgian linen, white oak hardwood flooring, and gray accents. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!

If what you find seems all wrong, consider it a win all the same…donate it knowing someone else will appreciate it!

10 Tips to Decorate Without Spending a Dime! My living room and dining room with Belgian style, and timeless tranquil decor.Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!
Romantic love quote to inspire by Walt Whitman on Hello Lovely Studio. #lovequote #waltwhitman #romanticquote #romance #valentinesday #quotes

9. Shift & Swap

You can also rotate the existing furniture and decor in your home. I am constantly swapping out chairs, tables, and pillows to suit our changing needs and moods.

European country neutral decor in the dining room with round table, lantern, Belgian linen slipcovered arm chairs, and Louis wood oval back dining chairs. Etagere is from RH and has vintage treasures and books. Original art flanking etagere is by me. Come explore 11 Simple Decor Tweaks to Enhance Your Interiors!
Louis Dining Chair…certainly lovely indeed.
Louis Dining Chair
Louis Dining Chair…certainly charming indeed.

10. Scent-imental Journey

Scented candles may facilitate a tranquil mood with their olfactory appeal, and when their design is lovely…even better.

A 3-legged stool in my bathroom near the clawfoot tub has a Diptyque candle and a book of poetry. White roses in the background.Come explore ideas for simple decorating ideas that won't wipe out your bank account.
Weathered Workman's Stools - gorgeously rustic wood stool accents to complement a French country, European farmhouse, or French Nordic farmhouse style space. #frenchfarmhouse #rustic #stool
Weathered Workman’s Stools, OldWoodenStool on Etsy…certainly rustic indeed.
Three legged rustic wood stool. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
Three Legged Rustic Wood Stool.certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote and love quote from JRR Tolkien on Hello Lovely Studio. #lovequote #inspirationalquote #jrrtolkien #quotes
Belgian style living room with minimal yet coy charm. Belgian linen egg chair and club chair. French fireplace. Arch window and white oak flooring. Paint color is Benjamin Moore WHITE. #hellolovelystudio #benjaminmoorewhite #greatroom #belgianstyle #europeancountry #belgianlinen #eggchair #archwindow #rusticdecor #whiteoakfloor #frenchfireplace

11. Play With Fun Factor

The beauty of an accent chair like this swivel model (below) lies in the fact that it has fun factor. It doesn’t just boast classic retro good looks…it also spins.

Tod Leather Swivel Lounge Chair
Arne Jacobsen style Egg Chair…certainly lovely indeed.
Entry to our European country inspired home. Rustic alder front door with speakeasy from Pacific Entries. Oil rubbed bronze handleset. Vintage French prayer chair and dropleaf country table. Paint color on walls is Benjamin Moore WHITE. #benaminmoorewhite #hellolovelystudio #entry #rusticfrontdoor #prayerchair

BONUS TWEAKS: Use Pinterest to Collect Ideas

PIN images in POSTS (start by clicking HERE to pin this one!) and click over to my Pinterest to repin for future reference the inspiration that moves you. (Your pinning spreads the word and supports this blog’s free content!)

French doors from kitchen to dining room with Belgian style. Black round dining table with linen dining chairs and lantern. #diningroom #hellolovelystudio
Louis Dining Chair…certainly charming indeed.

You may also collect ideas from youTube, where you’ll find a variety of home tours like this one of an English inspired cottage:

Thanks so much for entertaining these simple ideas!

Serene white kitchen with white oak hardwood flooring. Shaker kitchen cabinets, Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet). Carrara subway tile taken to the ceiling. Modern range hood. Wall color is Benjamin Moore WHITE. #hellolovelystudio #whitekitchen #serene #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite #viateraquartz #minuet
For a low low cost alternative to the white oak, here’s a laminate flooring you may like!

If you have a moment, mosey on over HERE for 10 more decor ideas. πŸ™‚

Inspirational love quote from Shakespeare on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #shakespeare #inspirationalquote #lovequote

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Gold Milagro Heart
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Gold Starburst Mirror
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Gold Sacred Milagro Hearts
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Natural Linen Napkins
Bonjour Pillow
Vintage Chinese Bench
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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4 Comments

  1. Joanna
    February 24, 2020 / 9:55 am

    Watching the video has encouraged me to paint my wing chair. I’ve been wanting to paint it but have read they are crisp afterwards. Now, I know how to do it properly, I will get on that. My other solution was to recover, so I can always fall back on that plan, if I don’t like it.

    • Michele
      Author
      February 24, 2020 / 1:35 pm

      I wish we could have guarantees so painting upholstery wasn’t such a big risk. I’m still happy with my little settee I painted – while the fabric didn’t stay satiny-y, it’s not too different than a heavy canvas. I knew it was worth the risk since it doesn’t get used often and cost $10 at the thrift store! πŸ™‚

  2. Marianne
    February 25, 2020 / 7:23 pm

    Each day when I open my emails I quickly dive into your wonderful messages and photos. Thank.you so much Michele.

    • Michele
      Author
      February 25, 2020 / 11:36 pm

      That’s so awesome to hear, Marianne – thank you for coming here and supporting this blog – it’s a pleasure to create content for you. πŸ™‚

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