Believe it or not, though many designers go to school to create the magic they bring to your home, they don’t honestly have magic that they bring to the table. In reality, we all have that creative streak somewhere deep within us; we just need to pull it out and brush if off to get a little creative decorating of our own done.

If the rooms in your home are looking more than a little blah these days, you don’t have to wait until you can afford a decorator to take care of sprucing it up for you. Read on below for a few of the top tips for making your home a little less dull this year

Buy Some Canvas Prints
There is nothing like a new canvas print to spice up your living room. Whether it’s a print of a sunset, a lonely highway or a breathtaking view of a canyon, canvas prints have been a staple in many people’s homes for years now. The choice you make can make your home look sleek and modern or warm, cozy, and inviting. The choice is yours. These prints work well in any room of the house; just be sure to choose one that fits the décor of the room you are placing it in.

Cover Those Blank Walls
There isn’t much worse than walking into a home with blank walls. The white is glaring and takes away from everything else in the home as well. It is possible to cover those blank walls with wallpaper, paint or even wall decals to make the room sparkle and shine. If you make sure that the wall coverings don’t clash with your décor, then your home will be less boring in no time at all.

Resist the Themes
While there is nothing wrong with having a theme in the rooms of your home, you should resist the urge to go overboard with those themes. For example, while the Cape Cod look is something many decorators recommend, you don’t want to go overboard with it and do nothing but Cape Cod throughout your whole home. While it may be gorgeous, dare to be different and don’t have the same theme in every single room

Watch Your Lighting
The quickest way to fail at everything you’re trying to do with your home is to have the wrong lighting throughout. Glaring bright lights are not the way to go. For example, in the kitchen have your back splash lit, your canvas prints on the wall lit, and your cabinets lit as well. An overhead light is not needed unless you are cooking, especially if you are going for a cozy look in the kitchen, which is where most of the family gathers anyway

Have Fun with it
Above all else, you should try to have fun when it comes to sprucing up the rooms of your home. Make sure you use the canvas prints to your advantage and have fun while doing it

These are just a few of the ways that you can spice up your home this year. From hanging prints on the walls to adding layers to your lighting, your home will be interesting and fun in no time at all.