You can take good care of your home, clean and tidy regularly and put some effort into keeping up to date with the latest trends but sometimes, despite your efforts, your house can appear a little faded and in need of brightening up. Luckily, it’s not hard to quickly and cheaply spruce up your home with a few fairly simple projects.
To literally brighten your place up, consider the lighting you’re using in your home. A number of relatively simple changes can make all the difference. So, for example, you might swap the lights in your dining room for an eye-catching chandelier, which will add a vibrant touch to the surroundings. Table lamps can be easily placed on small tables and other surfaces and add a glow to areas that aren’t particularly inviting otherwise. Overhead lights work, but a brighter feel can be achieved through wall sconces.
Sometimes sprucing up a house doesn’t even involve buying new items or furniture – it simply means moving a few things around. Tidy up any messy areas you might have in your home and collect discarded or in-the-way items together in baskets or boxes, which can be decorative to add to the overall image of the place.
If you need more storage space but don’t want to give over part of the room to a basket, you might invest instead in dual-purpose furniture, such as a coffee table with some storage underneath. This means you have both more storage and can also use the item for its original purpose.
If you’re tired of how a particular room or group of rooms looks, try dividing them using a shoji screen, which separates areas into multiple areas and presents a more intimate space in each.
Your bathroom is another place to explore with regards to freshening up your home. A small change, such as installing a new shower curtain, can make all the difference. A shower curtain can be simple, but you can also buy hand-painted curtains or even make your own. The latter option is likely to be cheapest and if you’re creative you can make something as eye-catching as a product manufactured by professionals. Similarly, a new bath mat has the effect of adding some vibrancy to the room and together with the new shower curtain can add splashes of colour to the general theme of the bathroom.
If you just buy one item to spice up your living room, a rug should probably be it. A rug accents a room’s existing decor and can make it a lot cosier. In addition, it can complement an area’s colour scheme or even introduce a new one, since it can be quite big and therefore make a big impact. Outside of your home, house signs create a welcoming feel and there are a number of attractive ranges to choose from online. Slate house signs are ideal for rustic cottages and stainless steel signs are great for the more modern houses.
Plants and flowers can quickly add more colour and vibrancy to a home, with larger plants often forming a good focal point. Potted plants can not only look appealing but also bring a sense of the natural world into your home. The can be a quick and easy way to breathe life into rooms that feel dull and jaded.
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