At one time or another, most of us have looked around our home and felt uninspired and dissatisfied with how it looks. And that’s perfectly normal; our tastes change over time, so think about a new color palette or furniture items that could be needed to give your home a much-needed update. And if budget is an issue, that’s fine too because there are many alterations you can make to your home that won’t empty your bank account.
When you give your home a fresh update, you’ll find that it recharges your spirit, so let’s look at some ways you can refresh your rooms and help you fall in love with your home again.
Start With Your Entryway
Your entryway makes a good or bad first impression on everyone who enters your home, so it stands to reason that we want our entryway to make a great first impression. We also know that your entryway sets the tone for how the rest of your home might look, so let’s get this right.
Pretend to be a guest entering your home and critically appraise what you see. How can you give this space a new, clean, refreshing look? Begin with a new welcome mat, and your front door could use a fresh coat of paint or varnish. Do you have room for a plant pot?
Once inside, what do you see? Would a vibrantly patterned rug liven up this area? Do you expect your guests to remove their shoes before entering your home? If yes, then make sure a rack or bench is allocated for shoes. What about wet coats and umbrellas? Is there a place for guests to leave these items?
Declutter Every Room
This can be a tremendous job, so start with just one room. Decluttering is essential for keeping your home refreshed, and it’s good for Feng Shui to get rid of items you don’t need anymore.
Anyone who has done any decluttering will confirm that it’s a beautiful feeling knowing that everything in a room is there because you specifically chose to keep it for whatever reason. By decluttering unnecessary and unwanted items, you’ll feel like a weight has been lifted, and you’ll have some fabulous donations for your local charity. You may even have items to sell on Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace.
While decluttering, we suggest you store your kept items in storage baskets or tubs so things are easy to find; plus, it will be easy to evaluate what you do and don’t want to keep in the future.
Replace Existing Hardware
You’ll be surprised at the difference new door handles, new taps, and even new appliances make to the overall aesthetic of your home. The options here are endless, and many are very affordable. Some suggestions include replacing standard pulls with patterned ceramic knobs or adding brass pulls with a matching tap. Alternatively, add visual intrigue by mixing and matching your metals.
Reconsider Your Lighting
Introduce new lighting and consider changing out existing bulbs. Not only will you be reducing your imprint on the environment, but you’ll also be creating warm and inviting spaces in your home.
Create a Statement Wall
A statement wall is a fantastic way to make a significant change without much effort or time. There are several ways to do this, but we suggest painting one wall your favorite color. If you need more time to commit to a color, try one of the fantastic removable wallpaper options. You can always take it down if you’re unhappy with the result.
A statement wall is not the only way to revive a room. Consider showcasing some of your favorite treasures on floating shelves, adding a gorgeous piece of statement art, or creating a sophisticated gallery wall of your favorite framed photographs.
Add Focal Points To Each Room
From creating a beautiful statement wall in your dining room to changing the headboard in your bedroom, creating a focal point in each room will make you’re interior more unique and memorable. The idea is to add a slight touch of your personality to each room without it being too complex or breaking the bank. You may invite extra strength into a room through color on the walls or through pillows and throws.
Check Out Your Window Treatments
Window treatments are an essential aspect of any room, so if you feel they need a revamp, this will be a simple way of completely transforming the look of your space. And there are endless options, like Roman blinds, sheer flowy curtains, or even both.
Introduce New Colours and Patterns
What color has caught your eye lately? Find a way to introduce that color, or those colors, into your revamped home. You’ll love the difference it makes! Your home will come alive again if you inject pops of color here and there.
Change your Throw Pillows
Does your living room look dull? That’s easy! We consider throwing pillows to be ‘makeup’ for a living room. They can be switched and swapped depending on the season and your mood. For example, f you like boho aesthetics, adding pillows in organic textures and hues will look fantastic.
Plants not only purify the air in a room but also add natural beauty to any home. Plants are possibly the most accessible and affordable way to update your home. Do your research and determine which plants would do well in which room, and you’ll be amazed at how they can lift your mood.
A New Rug Is Always A Welcome Sight!
There’s nothing quite like a new rug to add definition and warmth to a space. Placement of the carpet is essential, and so are the colors and patterns of the mat, so do some homework first!
Don’t Forget Your Bedroom
Because your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, updating your bedding is the easiest way to bring life to your bedroom. Use your imagination, or look at Pinterest for different ways to jazz up your bedroom with different-sized and colored pillows and throws. You can go to town with this because there are no rules here – it’s about what you want to see when entering your bedroom.
Move Artwork Around
Walk around your home and determine which pieces of artwork, like wall photos and other artistic items, might look different, even better, when placed in another room. These items look great but only need to stay in one place for a while!
That old saying, “A change is as good as a holiday,” certainly applies when giving your home a facelift. Sometimes all that’s needed is to –
- move some items around,
- add some new or recovered pillows, cushions, and throws,
- add a splash of paint, and
- pop a vase of flowers on the table.