10 Simplistic Ways Of Improving The Look Of Your Home
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Be it a country house or a big city flat – the place we live in has a huge influence over our mood and sense of well-being. In fact, you can instantly feel more energetic and inspired by simply improving the look of your home. Of course, major home improvements require serious investments, but these 10 simplistic ways of improving the look of your home will help to make your dwelling more homey and inviting even without spending a bundle on redecoration and repairs.
Declutter your hallway
Hallways often end up being the most cluttered and messy parts of our homes. Unfortunately, being the first thing we see, a hallway creates lasting impression. Declutter your hallway and hide clothes and shoes you are not going to wear this season. Add hooks, floating shelves and baskets, if you have to, and replace old shoe and coat rack, if the old one doesn’t suit your needs.
Improve the look of your home by adding storage furniture
This will aslo help you declutter your home and make it look more organized and attractive. If your space is limited, think of compact multifunctional solutions – such as benches and beds with hidden storage , tall shelving units to make maximum use of vertical space and so on. Improving the look of your home always starts with cleaning up and decluttering, and having lots of storage space is always a huge benefit.
Clean windows and curtains
Likewise, its amazing how much a room will benefit by simply cleaning your windows from dust and dirt and hanging new (or clean) curtains. Replacing an old worn out window frame is also a good idea, although, surely, a more costly one.
There’s nothing more depressing and unwelcoming than a cluttered and poorly lit home. Examine your home for areas that need additional lighting – such as awkward spaces and tiny hallways. Interior designers suggest splitting each room into functional areas and lighting each one for best effect. If you want to enhance the lighting of your home without any expenses, clean your chandeliers and lampshades – the effect may amaze you.
Another sure means of improving the look of your home is rearranging furniture – this can surely give your home a boost and a distinctly fresh look. Furniture reaggangement also helps you discover the hidden potential of your living space and look at it from an entirely different angle.
Reupholster old sofas and armchairs
Reupholstering old sofas and armchairs will surely prove less costly than buying new ones. Of course, there’s nothing more sad and depressing than old and shabby soft furniture. Besides, soft furniture upholstery tends to absorb smells, so replacing it will also act as an air freshener.
Repaint walls and furniture
Sometimes, improving the look of you home may be as simple as repainting walls and furniture. A change of colour scheme may also make your home more inviting and attractive. If you are completely happy with the colour of your walls, take a close look at your furniture surfaces – they may need renovating and repainting.
Add colourful accents
Another idea on improving the look of your home is adding some bright and colourful accents – bold bright colours may work fantastic in all-white or neutral interious. If you have a dominant colour theme in your home, think of introducing contrasting colour – this simple trick may create an unforgettable impression.
Replace old accessories
Improve the look of your home by replacing old accessories with new ones – photos, statuettes, candlesticks, vases, posters and wall arts may actually work miracles. Also, don’t forget about pillows, throws and other home textiles – they surely help to make domestic environment much cosier.
Buy live plants
Live plants have an amazing capability to liven up and energize any room, so consider buying some potted plants for your home – ideally, the once that won’t require 24/7 care and tending.
And, of course, regular decluttering and clean ups help to achieve lasting effect. To help you wrap here’s our basic spring cleaning checklist, if you’re looking for more ideas and inspiration.