If you’ve lived in the same home for quite some time, it is only normal to start feeling bored with your existing decor, or if they start to look outdated. The good news is, as a homeowner, there are no restrictions when it comes to decorating your home to suit your changing taste. However, stepping into a home improvement store without proper planning will leave you feeling overwhelmed without a clue on what you need to get first or where to start.
Altogether, when it comes to reinventing your home, you must remember that it should be three things; Comfortable, Safe, and Efficient. With this in mind, here are 10 ways you can reinvent your home.
This might seem like an obvious thing to do when trying to reinvent a home. However, many people have a hard time letting go of things. But, when you declutter, you create more living space for yourself. Even more, new studies show that people who stay in cluttered spaces experience increased mental stress and exhaustion. This is mostly because a messy space makes it harder to focus and process information. You can also use it as an avenue to make money by organizing a garage sale to sell off items you no longer need.
2. Clean Up
Similar to decluttering, deep cleaning your home can also have a great impact on your health. Deep cleaning gets rid of bacteria and viruses that have made a sanctuary in your home, it improves your mood, indoor air quality, and brightens up your home.
From window cleaning to dusting bookshelves, deep cleaning encompasses touching up every area of your house that is often ignored while carrying out regular cleaning. You can dedicate a weekend to this activity and involve the whole family so you do not feel overwhelmed.
An alluring paint job can have a massive impact on how a building looks. In fact, it doesn’t just keep your surfaces protected from damage, but it also improves your home’s curb appeal and complements your design theme. Perhaps, you have decorations and furniture in your home that seem out of place, a simple paint job will have them looking like they were made to fit right into your home.
Also, remember not to paint over damaged walls. If your wall has cracks or holes in them, make sure you fix it first before painting. To do this, you can engage the services of a paint store personnel to guide you on what products and steps to take.
4. Change Your Light Fixtures
If you did not know this already, here you go; investing in good and efficient light fixtures is one of the best ways to boost your home and complement its style. Good lighting has the ability to improve the mood and ambiance of your home.
When choosing lighting fixtures, remember to consider the rooms you want to use them in. For the most part, not all rooms should have the same chandelier or lamps. For larger spaces like your living room or dining table, a chandelier is your best bet while for smaller spaces, sconces and lamps will complement them better.
5. Add Decor
Home decor is often underrated and carried out without a lot of thought. What makes many homes look fashionable is not the expensive sheets, couches, or furniture altogether, but how they are coordinated to complement each other. Have a theme in mind and use colors wisely. These days, neutral colors are becoming a fave among people from all generations as they give the illusion of space and brighten up a room. You can equally take a trip to your nearest thrift shop to grab some vintage pieces that complement your home’s design.
6. Add a Tapestry – A tapestry is a picture woven into cloth which is then usually hung on a wall. They can come in any design that a picture can and come in many sizes, some covering whole walls. They can make walls look beautiful whilst covering up cracks and decorating imperfections, minimising the need for re-decorating. They are easy to hang and can be made in designs that blend in with the decor. They have a very long history dating back thousands of years. These days as with most things, a tapestry can be custom made to include your own images or photographs of places or loved ones.
7. Remodel Your Kitchen
A spacious and modern kitchen is a dream for many homeowners. You see, a kitchen is not just a place for food preparation. For many, it is where family members gather to bond after a long day’s activity.
Remodeling your kitchen to fit your personal style, improves functionality, boosts your home’s value, and improves its overall look. You don’t have to invest heavily in this, simply changing the knobs and pulls of your cabinet, then spray painting them can make a huge impact on the overall look of your kitchen.
8. Rearrange your Furniture
Looking for a free makeover for your home? Try rearranging your furniture and you will be amazed at the difference it can make. Rearranging your furniture to suit your taste improves convenience, functionality, and provides you with the incentive to declutter.
When you move furniture around, you will be forced to declutter certain items that should be donated to charity or given to family members. Also, when rearranging, make sure you do it with a focal point in mind as this will give your room a center. For instance, the focal point in a bedroom should be the bed while a dining room should have the chandelier or table as its focal point.
9. Replace Your Worn Carpet With Wood Flooring
Carpets may add a homely feel to spacers, but of course, over time they may start to look worn out. Instead of replacing the old carpet with a new one, perhaps consider a wood flooring option instead. Wood floors can add so much value and decor to rooms where carpets previously lay. There are so many options for wooden flooring these days too.
10. Add Artwork
Artistic work can be personal and sometimes provoke thoughts and conversations between you and your guests. Even more, art makes a home more human. So, when choosing artwork, remember, it should be something that defines your personality. Choose art that corresponds with the functionality and design of the individual rooms in your home. For instance, a bedroom will work well with abstract art, desaturated photos, and landscapes.
At the end of the day, what you choose to do to uplift your home’s look relies heavily on your available budget but the good news is, you do not need a lot of money to reinvent your home. As you can see from the above list there are options that fit the category you fall into.