There's undoubtedly something magical about the big reveal of a new bathroom tile installation or a freshly refinished set of hardwood floors. But if you've ever actually been through a home renovation, you know that the veil of dust and layers of frustration you have to hurdle to get there, may not always be worth it.
But that doesn't mean you have to live with that drab backsplash forever. Here are five ways to refresh your home this fall without the headache of a full-out renovation.
Flor introduced us to the concept of quick-change floor coverings years ago, but their seasonal catalogs -- like the one featuring this color-of-the-year-inspired space -- reminds us of just how many possibilities lay underfoot.
Roll-up Wooden Flooring
When hardwood floors are the preference, but spending tons of money and moving out of your home for two days are not, Swiss design house Ruckstuhl can meet you half way. Its pure wooden Legno-Legno carpet can be rolled up like a traditional rug and come in six types of wood made from a blend of hardwood and polyurethane.
This idea stuck with us when we saw it making the rounds earlier this year: Two-by-four-feet patterned strips that adhere to anything, including drab backsplashes and utilitarian radiator covers. (Ick!) Tiered paper-grade options and a wrinkle-free guarantee on sturdier ones make it easy to DIY your way to dreamier decor.
A Moveable Fireplace
While cozying up alongside a crackling fireplace is everything your pumpkin-spiced fall dreams are made of, your home (or rental) simply may not make that feasible architecturally. No sweat, says designer Kelly Edwards, who created this movable fireplace by using firewood, an electric fireplace, a sheet of Hardieboard and concrete screws for lifestyle blog A Subtle Revelry. Get the full DIY there.
Like its cousin, removable wallpaper, waterproof peel-and-stick decals are designed to embellish (or completely cover up) standard tiles. This version, from 2Jane, are even Nate Berkus approved.
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