7 Quick Fixes That Will Instantly Update Your Home

7 Quick Fixes That Will Instantly Update Your Home

If you’ve ever wanted to update your home, I know it can feel a little intimidating. Hello, most of my clients on Help! I Wrecked My House Season 1 started to fix their homes, freaked out, and became frozen in indecisiveness. I get that (believe me, I do!), but if you stay stuck in “what do I do?!” mode you might overthink things forever, and your home will never get that upgrade. Sometimes it helps to do some quick fix upgrades that don’t break the bank, but make your space feel fresh instantly. They might even help get your creative juices flowin’ for making those bigger “what do I do?” decisions!


7 Quick Fixes That Will Instantly Update Your Home

1. Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper




Grasscloth Wallpaper // Abstract X Wallpaper // Navy Waves Wallpaper // Palm Frond Wallpaper // Pick Up Sticks Wallpaper in White or Blue // Scandinavian Berry Wallpaper


2. Lay Down New Rugs



This is a pretty obvious one, in my opinion, but maybe you needed a reminder! In our own homes it’s easy to forget how long it’s been since we freshened up our rugs, or maybe we don’t notice how worn-out they’re getting. Or maybe you don’t even have a rug, but it’s the one thing that will make your room feel WOW. Either way, this is your rug reminder! You’re welcome (oh, and if you need help choosing a living room rug, I’ve gotcha covered).

Round Jute Rug // Black & Cream Jute Runner // Geometric Area Rug // Chunky Knit Rug // Cream & Geometric Area Rug // Namibia Jute Rug


3. Peel-and-Stick Stair Risers




I get so many compliments on these stairs at the #11thStreetRetreat, and I always tell people how they can just copy me and get the same look pretty easily! I took adhesive stickers and attached them to every other riser on my stairs. Yes, these are stickers! This is an easy weekend project that will make you so happy when you’re done.


6 Scandi Riser Stickers // 6 Palma Fonte Stickers // Talavera Stair Decals // 15 Strips of Shiplap // 6 Astra Navy Stickers

4. Change Out Lampshades & Bases




Now THIS might be the easiest quick fix. Changing out lamp bases or shades takes just a few minutes (if that!), and it can change the vibe of your room. Sometimes you can just change out one or the other for an instant refresh. I even like to swap them around the house (as long as the hardware matches up!).


Tall Woven Lampshade // Rattan Table Lamp // Pewter Table Lamp Base // Fern Lamp Shade // Wood Table Lamp Base // Terracotta & Ceramic Lamp Base // Burlap Drum Shades

5. Peel-and-Stick Tile




Okay, this obviously isn’t peel-and-stick tile in the photo above, it’s the real thing. But if you can’t afford the real thing right now, you’d be surprised at how good the right peel-and-stick tile can look. I’m serious. I’ve had some friends use it in their projects, and it was just what they needed to button up their kitchen or bathroom on a budget.


Hexagon Marble Floor Tile // Gray Subway Tile // Mini Hexagon Gel Tile // Glass Peel Subway Tile // Mint Scalloped Tile

6. Add Some New Throw Pillows




Mark this under another obvious one, but this is your reminder to change out your throw pillows! Even if you move them around the house to different rooms, you’ll be surprised at how this simple change can make a big difference.


Maybe one of my favorite quick fixes! Changing hardware intimidates people, but it’s really not difficult to do. And the return is huge! Whether you’re changing the knobs on your desk or dresser drawers, the handles on your bathroom vanity, or swapping out the old hardware on all of your kitchen cabinets for more modern ones, your eyes will be very happy for the update.  (And psst, this goes for door hardware too!)


Leather Drawer Pulls // Wall Shelf with Hooks // White & Brass Knob // Isoke Door Knocker // 6″ Drawer Pull


What are your favorite ways to update your home?! These would be my top ideas, but I love hearing from you guys, too!


  • These quick fixes are a game-changer for homeowners looking to give their homes an instant refresh. These simple changes can breathe new life into any space, from swapping out outdated light fixtures to updating hardware and giving walls a fresh coat of paint. By implementing these quick fixes, homeowners can effortlessly update their home’s aesthetics and create a more modern and appealing environment.

    Bridge Dale

    on January 31, 2024

  • I loved what you did to the condo. Just beautiful
    I love ❤️ watching your show and get ideas and get great ideas

    Christina Castleforte

    on June 28, 2022

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