We should all try to love our homes, but it does, sometimes, make it difficult to do so. For example, we can spend a lot of time and energy getting our properties just right, and then, before we know it, we’re bored with our surroundings. When this time strikes, we usually begin thinking of how we can overhaul our homes — which, again, takes a lot of time and effort. The good news is that you don’t need to take drastic steps to fall back in love with your property. All you need to do is freshen things up somewhat, and this can be achieved relatively quickly. We take a look at a few tried and tested methods below.
Clear Things Away
One of the recurring problems we have in our homes is that we just keep on buying things, and never have a clear out! It doesn’t matter how big your home is, though the issue does become more pressing if your property is smaller — if you’re surrounded by items, your home will feel claustrophobic, and definitely not fresh. So take some time to get rid of any items you no longer need, and put the ones you do need in clever storage solutions. A brighter, more spacious home will always feel fresher.
A Fresh Lick of Paint
Looking for a way to make a room feel like new in just a day? Then get out the paintbrush, and paint those walls. The paint you currently have may have a subtle but noticeable effect on the freshness of the room. A new color on the walls will transform the space, instantly making it feel like new. Opt for a light, bright color so that the room transmits positive energy. If you don’t want to paint the entire room, sometimes just the door – or door handles – can suffice.
Sometimes, it’s not the walls or all-around decor that brings your property down: it’s the tables, chairs, and, most obviously, the couch. If it’s been a while since you purchased anything new, look at updating your furniture. You’ll enjoy being in the room much more when everything feels new! An update is also a good opportunity to think about the layout of the furniture, which plays a more prominent role in the overall feel of the home than most people realize. Find something that works for you – you chairs don’t all need to point towards the television.
Bringing the Room Together
Sometimes, all the room needs is a small improvement. One of the most underrated additions a homeowner can make is a work of art — it can make a massive impact to a room, and can be the final piece that “brings it all together.” There are rules to buying a piece of art for the home, however, so make sure you give them a read before you go shopping.
Don’t settle for a home that you’re less than pleased with — not when it’s so easy to add a spark of life to proceedings.