Are you looking to improve the look of your home this year? You’re not alone! Many people are getting bored of their homes, especially since most of us are confined to the same four walls, day in, day out because of the pandemic. In this guide, we’re going to look at 9 simple ways you can look at improving your home – take a look and see what could work for you.
Change Up Your Accessories
Start by looking at your accessories and seeing if you can change things up from there. Your accessories are the easiest, and oftentimes cheapest, thing to change out, so it’s a good idea to have two ‘themes’ that you can simply swap whenever you get bored. See if you can find a few different throws, rugs, and pillows to suit the new look you want to go for. If you have a place to store your old accessories, it might be a good idea to just put them away for a while and you could save a fortune on accessories in future. Not seeing them for a bit can definitely bring the novelty back.
Bring In More Life
Bring more life into your home with sunshine, plants, and flowers. Let that natural light in by keeping your windows super clean – even look into getting a new window if you need one. Flowers and plants are ideal for a home that needs a little more color and beauty, not forgetting the air purifying properties that certain plants can have.
Create A Gallery Wall
A gallery wall can help you to better show off your style and personalize certain rooms in your home. Here are some pointers you can use for creating your very own gallery wall:
- Pick a room with a large blank wall, no distractions like windows or doors.
- The wall should be a plain color. It doesn’t have to be white, but you should avoid creating your gallery wall on patterned wallpaper or it could end up looking far too busy.
- If you want a uniformed look, use pictures of the same size and space them out equally.
- For a more eclectic look, pick pictures of various sizes and have fun placing them. Test it on the floor first to get an idea of how things will look.
- You can use photos, artwork, prints, and even things like signposts, neon lights, and mirrors to create your gallery wall.
Get Savvy With Storage
If you want to improve your home, storage is probably necessary. The right storage solutions can both look great and stop your home from getting cluttered up. They will allow you to utilize the space you have, keep everything tidy, and grab what you need at a moment’s notice. You can find stacking storage options, wall storage, and much more depending on your needs.
Use Mirrors To Reflect Space and Light
Mirrors can be a fantastic way to reflect space and light. Put a large mirror in a small space and see how it can double it up. Put it in a dark hallway and watch it brighten it up, as if by magic. They can truly make a huge difference, and you should invest in them carefully to ensure they are high quality.
Stop Putting Off Repairs
Putting off your repairs is a recipe for disaster, as certain repairs can get much, much worse in just a short space of time. Whether it’s a draught, pest infestation, or water damage restoration that you need to take care of, make sure you do it without wasting any time. These things will cost you so much more in the long run, and could be a health hazard to your loved ones.
Dress Your Windows Properly
The correct window dressings will add personality to a room, as well as allow you to control the amount of light that you let in. If you want total control over the amount of light and privacy you have, then shutter and shade blinds could work very well and can be custom made to suit your specifications. If you want a luxurious looking home with a cosy feel, then long drapes could be best!
Emphasize Your Books
Take off your ugly dust jackets and display your favorite books on a coffee table or bookshelf. Could you create a cosy reading nook?
Change Up Your Hardware
Changing up your hardware is fairly easy, whether you’re looking at changing your taps, light fittings, or door handles. It’s cheap to do and takes virtually no time at all!