How To Decorate Your Home When You Don’t Have Much Time

by Heather
How to decorate your home with little time

Are you trying to figure out how to decorate your home with limited time? Decorating your home is a great thing to do, but it’s also a time-consuming thing to do if you choose to go down the DIY route (which is often something people choose to do as it’s more cost-effective than hiring professionals). However, the good news is that busy people can still have lovely homes because there are a number of ways you can decorate even when you don’t have much time. Today, we hope to help you start thinking about how to upgrade your home so it can become a place you truly love. 



You can always make the most of any time you might have, no matter how little of it there is, when you prioritize well. Think about your decorating goals and prioritize the rooms or areas that need the most attention. Perhaps you want to spruce up the living room to make it more enticing and inviting for guests, or maybe you’re hoping to create a comfortable, serene bedroom to give you a better night’s sleep, for example. Knowing your reasons for doing up a room can help to guide you when it comes to working out what needs to be done first. 

Make a list of all the specific changes you want to make in each room and give yourself a plan of action to follow. When you do this, you won’t feel overwhelmed and you’ll be able to make progress even if your time is limited. 

Think About The Materials 

Some materials, like wallpaper and even paint, take a long time to put in place. You need to learn how to do the job well to begin with, and then you have to take the time to do the job well – it’s not easy to paint without leaving splotches and to put wallpaper up and manage to match up patterns and make the job look neat. 

This is why it’s important to think carefully about the materials you’re intending to use. If you don’t have a lot of time, making more work for yourself with the items mentioned above and anything else that’s going to take a while to get right doesn’t make sense, especially when there are alternatives. A good example is pine wall planks. These are quick and simple to install, and not only that, but they look wonderful when they’re in place. With the time saved by using these planks, you’ll gain time to do other things (or just finish the job sooner than you expected). 

Think about all the materials you’re using and how they need to be installed and see if you can find a better option that will give you the same great results but that won’t take as long to put in place – you might even find you like the new idea better.

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Add Indoor Plants 

Adding indoor plants to a room might not sound like the best way to update and decorate, but when you try it you’ll see that it actually makes a huge amount of difference. Bringing a touch of nature into your home can give it a new look and feel and breathe life into a space that might have been dull before. This can be a great temporary measure if you know that you need to decorate your home, but you’re currently short on time (and the plants can stay in place even when you do decorate, adding even more to the ambiance. 

Don’t worry about having to take a lot of time to care for your plants, as you can find varieties that don’t need a lot of looking after, like succulents or snake plants. Placing a few well-chosen plants in strategic places like windowsills, shelves, or empty corners, can instantly improve your home. 

Change Your Lighting 

It’s amazing the difference that a change of lighting can make, and in some cases, it will make it seem as though a room has been freshly decorated even when it hasn’t. This could be a combination of things, from a brighter bulb (or a different colored one) to a new light fitting that works better with the room and your furniture. 

Invest in stylish lamps and fixtures that add character to your space while also ensuring they light the room well. Choose warm, soft lights for areas where you want to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere, and try brighter lights in areas where you need to work, like kitchens and a home office

You can also put mirrors in the right places to reflect the natural light coming through the windows. This will brighten up the space, and since mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, it could be the perfect addition to your interior design. 

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Lyndsey Rullman August 3, 2023 - 11:13 am
Plants really do make such a big difference!
Terri Quick August 5, 2023 - 6:24 pm
Thank you for these great ideas
Jodi Hunter August 30, 2023 - 10:28 am
Thanks for this amazing post, really great ideas.

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