5 Tips to Improve the Look and Feel of Your Home
You work hard day in and day out. Waking up very early in the morning, you prepare your family for the day ahead: fix their lunches, make sure the kids are properly dressed, clean up a little around the house. Then you go to the office and spend the next eight hours focused on your job. Now don’t you think you deserve something better when you get home?
Let’s talk about your house. Does it start to look boring to you? A little bit drab, perhaps? Maybe you’re no longer feeling the excitement whenever you look at it, like the first time you saw it. But hold your horses! In case you’re thinking of selling your house, because that’s not the solution. At least not the immediate one. You can improve its look and feel so you’ll feel excited again each time you step in it.
So to help you with some simple renovation ideas that will not dig too deep into your pocket, read on:
1. Paint your house.
It doesn’t even have to be the whole house, you can start with just one room. Interior designers say that a new paint can make a house look brand new and not only that, it’s fairly cheap to do it. A fresh coat of paint can make a room look bright and completely different.
When choosing paint colors, you should always consider the existing items in the room. Will the color match your sofa? Does your rug fit in the color scheme? And when it comes to the trim, sticking to white is always the safest choice.
2. Add a bit of luxury to your bathroom.
When you want to unwind, you probably take a long bath to take all the stress away. Did you know that you don’t have to completely renovate your bathroom just to make it a bit more luxurious? Just by adding a few bathroom items and you can take it up a notch. For example, you can install dimmers to your lights so you can adjust the brightness in the room. This will help you set the right mood for your relaxation. You can also add a tea table right beside your bath tub so you can enjoy a sip of your favorite brew while you’re relaxing in the water.
3. Try some de-cluttering.
Do you have kids in the house? Then chances are there are toys everywhere. Even if there are no kids, if you think you have too many stuff lying around, then it’s about time that you de-clutter. Put everything in their right places and if you think you don’t know where to put them, then get a new cabinet or some new containers so you can neatly tuck away your stuff. By de-cluttering you are also lessening the places where dust can settle and not only that, you can make the room look a bit more spacious.
4. Get new curtains.
A beautiful curtain can be the highlight of any room. There’s also this one trick that interior designers sometimes do. Even if there’s no window they put up a gorgeous set of curtains on a wall to give the illusion that there is a window there. It certainly adds value and wow factor to the room.
When choosing curtains get those made of heavy fabric. The reason behind this is because a heavy fabric will make the curtain fall nicely, keeping its nice form all the time. Also, if the room gets too much light, it’s advisable to stay away from very bright colors because sunlight can make the colors fade faster.
5. Add some green in the house.
Indoor plants are great natural air purifier, so that’s a plus for your family’s health. Also, when you have something green to stare at, it can help lessen the stress you’ve been feeling. But keep the number of plants to a minimum, you certainly don’t want your house to look like a jungle.
If you’re not a big fan of leafy plants, a good remedy is to just have a vase of fresh flowers on a table in the room. Choose bright flowers to liven up your house.
Now start making your home look new and fresh!
As you can see, all of the home improvement ideas mentioned here are fairly easy to do and you can definitely do them yourself. Just start with one of the items above and see if you like it. You might be surprised at how good your room or house would look.