If you take your business, blog, or website seriously, it’s highly advisable to hire a website designer to create your site in the first place. In order to ensure that you get the most out of the process, one of the most important parts of working with a website designer is to understand the platform and learn how to update and use your own site. Beautiful websites don’t happen on their own, and the most beautiful websites are often created by a team of designers who take a lot of time to get things right. But if you simply want control and want to make a few simple changes from time to time, you can learn to do that on your own.

A New Color Scheme

Updating your color scheme can make your website feel like new, and it doesn’t involve changing formats or structure at all. But doing this will require some understanding of which colors go well together. Don’t just pick a single color, pick a color palette. The most beautiful websites use simple color palettes that don’t distract but are pleasing to the eye. Browse beautiful websites to get a sense of what kinds of color combos work best.

Seasonal Images

Once again, if you have images on your site already you won’t have to change the structure or formatting of your site in order to switch out the images. However you can update images as often as you want in order to be seasonally festive or even offer a contrast. Tropical paradise looks great in the dead of winter. Just make sure the images aren’t so distracting that they take away from the point of your site and business.

Update the Template

For a more serious update, it may be time to consider a new template or website structure. This can only be done if you use website software that allows you to change the template automatically. You may need to do a bit of adjusting to the content here and there, but many editors allow you to use a completely different template and they’ll do the hard work of fitting the content to your new look.

A complete website makeover should happen every two years or so. But you can make smaller changes without the need of a professional website designer in between major overhauls.