How to Update Your Home’s Look After COVID-19

by Ioana Stefan on August 06, 2021


How to Update Your Home’s Look After COVID-19

Everyone is feeling a bit bored of their interior design after staying cooped up during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you want to add personality to a bland space or get your home ready for entertaining once again, there’s never been a better time to reinvent your home’s look.

These are the best ways to redesign your home after the pandemic.

In the Kitchen and Bedroom

We’ve all been cooking more since the pandemic. Give your kitchen a facelift to match your newly-acquired culinary skills with upgraded appliances in easy-clean finishes, modern cabinet hardware, and statement kitchen lighting.

Small touches make a big impact in the kitchen. Unique backsplash tiles, statement sinks, and art prints and paintings are three ways homeowners are injecting personal style into kitchens.

Homeowners are also looking to open up their kitchens as they prepare to entertain again. In homes with closed floor plans, this usually involves removing dividing walls and installing an island for extra prep space and seating. Guests’ needs are a priority when designing a kitchen for entertaining. Choose plush seating, stock a beverage station, and consider installing a sound system or flat screen TV to suit your entertaining style.

When it comes to your bedroom, some new curtains, pillows, and coat of paint can help transform the space. And high-quality luxury bedding from Kalma Homes can not only improve your sleep, but can also leave your bedroom looking fantastic. 

In Living Spaces

Living spaces are among the simplest rooms to redesign. Swapping out soft surfaces like window treatments, area rugs, and throw pillows and blankets instantly transforms a living room’s aesthetic whether you want to design a space that’s transitional, contemporary, or eclectic.

For a bigger impact, reupholster living room furniture to match your new style. You can reupholster an armchair for around $300-$400 depending on fabric and construction style. Couches can be as much as $1,200 to $3,500, however this typically includes re-stuffing cushions and extends the life of your furniture. When looking for furniture upholsterers, you can visit to read customer feedback and reviews.

A new interior design style calls for new artwork. Wall art balances living room décor by adding simplicity or complexity as needed. For example, a bold abstract painting provides much-needed contrast to a modern interior, while understated abstract art creates a focal point that won’t overwhelm a busier space.

In the Backyard

Homeowners are also looking outdoors for more living space. Outdoor living spaces are ideal for entertaining, outdoor cooking, or as a quiet refuge.

For homes that already have a deck or patio, creating outdoor living spaces can be as simple as purchasing patio furniture to bring the comforts of the indoors into your backyard. Elevate outdoor spaces even further with a fire pit that matches your home’s style and outdoor lamps or string lights. You can even incorporate artwork into outdoor spaces. 

Some homeowners are going all-in on outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens can be pricey, especially when running plumbing and fuel lines. However, it’s well worth the cost for homeowners who love to entertain. Outdoor kitchen islands with built-in grills are a compact and affordable alternative if you’re not ready to splurge on a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen.

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