Changing things up can be a laborious process, and we tend to lose steam before the end result nears. Instead of petering out, set yourself a limit of one hour, and make the biggest statement you can in that time period. It’s easier and quicker than you think.
Fake a Feature
Megan Pflug's Moroccan-inspired paint job calls to mind grand stone-carved architectural archways, but is actually just a quick paint job. Tape off a design, and paint in a contrasting color.
Hang Multiples of One Item
Everyday items gain more power when they are grouped together on one wall.These folding chairs (seen on Design Sponge) provide extra seating for a party... but they also provide a huge sculptural element and color injection in the room.
Hang a Large Tapestry or Rug
You can cover a huge amount of real estate with a single piece of fabric, or rug. This tapestry from the G-Rough Hotel in Rome makes a room feel complete without having to fill the room with a lot of furniture or accessories.
Lean a Large Mirror
Paint a Basic Pattern on One Wall
Adding a basic but graphic pattern to a small accent wall packs a punch without the time commitment. The broad black and white stripes in Jacquelyn Clark's office space feels dramatic and glamorous.