Want that new home feeling without even having to get a new home? Don’t we all! We all want to know that our home looks the freshest and that we have something that we can actually be proud of. But, when it comes down to it, our homes are actually pretty neglected. Whether we like to admit it or not, we’re sure that a lot of you reading this can admit that more effort could be made to keep the home in tip-top condition. But, we know that life passes us by so quickly, and the last thing we’re going to be able to dedicate our time to is thinking what we would like our homes to look like, or even what we could add to it. Make the mistake or adding too much to your home, and it won’t look like new, it’ll just look overwhelming. But, that’s why we think you’ve come to the right place. We think we know exactly how you can make your home like brand new, without spending too much, and without overwhelming your home with new items. Have a read on to find out more!
Get The Balance Right
If you don’t get the balance right, you’re never going to get the home that you want. By getting the balance right, we could be talking about a number of things. For one, you need to make sure you can get the balance of space right, and this links largely to make sure that you’re not overcrowding your home. So the first thing we would recommend is that you take some time to clear out all of the things that you don’t use or want any more. Be brutal, and don’t hold on to the things that you really haven’t used or even looked at for a while. Once you’ve got rid of things such as battered and old coffee tables, clothes, old rugs etc. You’ll have space that’s overwhelming. Then, add something new an item by item. Because if you want to get that new home feeling… you’re obviously going to have to put a few new things in there!! Make sure you shop second hand to try and save yourself some money and don’t focus on the premise that less is more. If you get the right items in the right places, your home will look lovely and new! We’ve got a few ideas of old and new additions that we want to share with you, so let’s move onto the next paragraph!
New Vs Old
So, you might be wondering how you can get a new home look if you’re putting old items into your home. Well, it’s the rustic old look that can actually make a home look brand new. For example, we said about how you can throw away your old coffee table, but is that what you really need to do? If you have a little bit of DIY in you, then you could easily upcycle your items that are ready for the bin, and turn them into something incredible. If you need help with upcycling, then you can follow this guide to give yourself a head start. But, you don’t just have to upcycle to add in something a bit old to your home, whilst still making your home look new. If you get the balance of old and new right, your home can actually look super modern. So, for example, if you were to get Hindu or Buddhist artifacts and place them in your living room, and mix it with something new such as a fresh piece of artwork, you’d be getting the balance just right! If you want to go really new, then technology is obviously going to be the way to go. Technology has advanced so much over the years, and something as simple as having a big flat screen TV in your living room can help to breathe that new life into it.
So, we’ve spoken about additions in general so far, but now let’s talk about some specifics that you can put in your home to make it look brand new. The first we want to talk about is the flooring. We all know how good fresh carpet is. As soon as you step on it it’s like walking on a cloud. The home is filled with that new carpet smell, and you just can’t help but feel as though you’ve got the freshest home in all of the world. But why not think about alternatives. We’ll admit, carpet does trump most things in terms of the comfort factor, but if you want style, you need to check out companies such as Yeager Flooring. There you will find flooring covers that will give you the perfect look that you’ve always wanted. You can get the tile looking floor for next to nothing, so if your quest for a new looking home is budget tight, then flooring covers could be the one for you. They’re easier to maintain as well which is always a bonus! Other fresh additions include simple things such as new lamp shades, new bedding, and new shower room accessories. So you see, you don’t have to spend thousands to get the home of your dreams!
What’s the first thing that you see when you’re house hunting? It’s not the inside of your home that caught the eye, it will have been the first impressions of the outside of the home. So, why not think about having your drive redone? This one is one of the most expensive suggestions we’re going to list, but it’s one of the best. A resurfaced drive just looks fresh and inviting, especially if you use tarmac! Secondly, if your house is painted in places, simply give that a freshen up. Even if it doesn’t look dirty as such, you’ll be surprised at how bright and inviting it will become if you just add a lick of paint. Finally, finish with some pretty hanging baskets to decorate, and your home will be new inside and out!