Our homes speak volumes about us. How it’s decorated, the furniture we choose to put in, and even how everything is organized is a reflection on the people who live inside it. It’s therefore important that we strive to make it as appealing and fresh as possible. Achieving this would mean redecorating every now and then.
But how? To any inexperienced, that might be a tough challenge but fear not, I’ve compiled a few easy tips for a quick and simple home refurbishment that’ll really change up the look and feel of your home.
1. DECORATE YOUR HALLWAY
Let’s begin with the hallway, the first thing that people see when they visit your home. It’s usually where most guests form their first impression of the house. Hallways are usually lined with personal decorations like family portraits and framed photographs. Adding a small console table will also make use of the narrow space as small storage and where keys can be placed for easy access.
In recent times, the trend has been leaning towards adding a touch of green on hallways to give it a little more life and freshness. You can do so using potted plants such as a ficus plant, peperomia, or dracaena.
2.REARRANGE THE FURNITURE
The easiest way to change up the look of your home is quite simply by rearranging the furniture you have inside. This is even more effective in the living room where most people spend the most time and where a lot of the furniture can be moved around quite a bit.
Before moving things around, consider the following of foot traffic in the room. You want to arrange pieces, like a couch or a bed, to not block any pathway to and from the room.
3. REUPHOLSTER OLDER FURNITURE
If rearranging furniture isn’t going to cut it for you, then the next best thing would be to reupholster old furniture. Mind you, reupholstering furniture might put a little strain on your wallet so think twice before doing so. You have the option to just upholster single furniture that is the oldest, for example, a living room couch and match it with the style of the rest of the room. Even a single reupholstered furniture piece is going to do wonders for the look and feel of the room.
4. A TOUCH OF COLOR
If you want to add a bit of interest in your home, there’s no need to paint every wall a new color. Instead, you can select one wall in a room, say the living room, and repaint it in a bold and bright color. To complete the look, start buying small decorations like throw pillows, candles, curtains, and bed covers to match the new color.
5. GET NEW LAMPS
Lighting is an essential part of any home but it’s often the most forgotten since it’s always there. Changing the lighting at home can drastically change the look of the space. You can choose to get soft light bulbs and install dimmers for better control on a room’s lighting. Consider getting new lighting fixtures as well. This can liven up your vertical space like you never imagined.
Evelyn Paulson is a frequent traveler and informative content writer, who loves to write about home improvement, interior designs, and renovation ideas. She is currently working with Bedding Beyond, which offers ultimate reviews and guides on the top mattress, bed frame, mattress toppers, and more.