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6 Simple, Impactful Ways to Perk Up Your Home Decor This Weekend

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No matter how seemingly "finished" you think your decor might be, shifting it in small ways over time is one of the great, delightful time-sucks of modern life. There are the obvious changes: Buying a new throw to fling across the back of the couch, taking on the small, worthwhile hell that is painting a room.

But the perfect weekend touch-up is neither overpriced nor overly complicated. It's a small, doable project (or task, really) that makes a big impact, and here are six you can take on this weekend.

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try a new light bulb

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There's so much lighting technology out there to choose from, and the best part is that you don't have to buy all new lamps to try them out!

We've even got a few options in our Shop (and yes, stringing twinkle lights counts):

Pendant Filament Bulbs

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From $39
Dew Drop Wired LED Lights (Set of 2)

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From $22

tweak the look of your bedding

May we suggest using a sheet—and this fold-over technique—instead of a traditional cover?

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Letting the cover puddle, rather than tucking it in, would also change the look dramatically. (As would a new pillow or two—just sayin').

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accessorize a spot on your ceiling

Yes, this requires putting a hole in the ceiling—but just one! Add a toggle bolt with a swag hook, and you're ready to suspend (something lightweight).

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A pendant bulb, or a mobile, or a little hanging planter can be slung right over the hook. And just like that, your air space is decorated, too.

3-Tier Ceramic Hanging Planter

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From $140
Brass Wall Mobile

Brass Wall Mobile

From $188

make a piece of furniture*

*without the use of saws, or drills, or anything overly ambitious at all! Grab some pipes and elbows and a little epoxy to turn an old bread board into a side table:

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Lower-touch yet: Flip over a large wire basket to use as a side table, or bring out an old ladder to use as impromptu shelving.

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introduce a little flora

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Need some direction at the nursery? Look for these no-kill houseplants, strong enough to withstand a little accidental neglect.

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change up your scent

Ah, the smell of home. Home design is all about sensory experience, so introducing some good-smellies will actually feel like a tangible change. (Just think how baking-cookies smell makes a room even cozier!)

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A candle, of course, will do the trick, too!

Food52 x Hawkins New York Seasonal Candle

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$48
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How do you change up the look and feel of a room in small ways? Tell us in the comments!

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