Some people invest extravagantly in renovating their humble abode, while others only focus on increasing its functionality. Your home décor can influence everything from your mood to your productivity, contentment, and confidence. It’s the ultimate haven you create for yourself from the outside world. It’s also the place where you seek solace to unwind after a long, exhausting day at work or for healing from an illness. Therefore, your utmost priority should be to create a space that makes you feel uplifted and makes other people feel welcomed.
For most people, the word redecorating instills the thought of building fancy fireplaces or buying massive chandeliers. However, renovating doesn’t always have to put a dent in your pocket. You can add an aesthetic touch to your house even without chandeliers and expensive paintings. Besides, they are too high maintenance and only look nice in ballrooms (just kidding). On the other hand, you don’t need a mansion to start redecorating. You can do just well with a small house, maybe even better.
Continue reading to find out ways to make your humble abode look more attractive for the new season.
Declutter your belongings
A messy house not onlyadversely affects your house’s appeal but also affects your mental well-being. Besides that, it makes household chores more exhausting and stressful. Sometimes, you might not even bother doing chores because clutter makes them appear so undoable or tiring.
As opposed to a routine habit of homeowners, you don’t necessarily have to throw away everything you own to reduce clutter. A viable solution would be to rent storage units to store your belongings in a temperature-controlled, secure environment. Once you get things organized, keeping up with housework will get much more convenient. Plus, you’ll get to keep track of everything you own. Decluttering will also make you content with your home to host gatherings and invite friends over.
Make use of the things you own
Another way of saving costs is to avoid buying new furniture as much as possible. If you own an antique wooden trunk box, consider it an asset. Polish it and see if it fits in any corner of your house. If not, cover it with a nice cloth, add cushions, and use it as a small sofa.
Use old cardboard boxes to create DIY photo frames. Find antique pieces of decoration that may sit well with your center table or shelves. All of these ideas won’t cost you a penny but will significantly enhance the interior.
Let there be light
We aren’t referring to high beam stadium lights that’ll give you a headache. Instead, installing minimal but classy pieces of lighting will do the job just right. Canned and recessed lights, minimalistic chandeliers, and flush mounts are some of your most tremendouslyappealing options.
Lighting can positively influence your mood and simplify your everyday housework. It’ll also help you highlight the lovely corners of your house, for example, the family picture corner, the small reading corner, floating shelves, aesthetic mirrors, etc. You can even switch your energy supply to renewable energy to save costs and be more environmentally conscious. Besides, LED lights consume surprisingly low levels of electricity.
Mirror,mirror on the wall
Sure, mirrors look gorgeous in any room,whether the kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom. But did you know that mirrors can make rooms appear more spacious? Installing a full-size mirror on a windowless wall can double the size of a room. It’ll create an illusion that will make the room appear more spacious than it is in reality.
Moreover, mirrors don’t just expand the size of your room. They also add more light to it. A single flush mount lighting fixture will render twice the brightness because of the mirrors’ doubling effect. Mirrors shouldn’t just be limited to walls. You may add them to ceilings, flooring, or even your coffee table to double the size of any living space. Plus, who doesn’t like to check themselves in a mirror from time to time?
You can invest all your creativity in painting your house according to your style and taste. Going for the DIY option will save you from the labor costs, and it’s fun if you invite friends and family over to lend you a hand. Repainting gives a fresh and neat look to the interior. It’s almost like living in a brand new house. Try using darker paints on the dominant wall of your bedrooms.
Some paint colorsthat look utterly gorgeous include teal, navy blue, bottle green, mahogany, wine, etc. Nicely painted houses also have a better curb appeal and can get a profoundly better resale value. Not only does painting add positive energy to your living space, but it’s also the most inexpensive way to revamp the entire look of your house.
Add more greenery
Plants are the one thing in your home décor that can benefit your physical and mental well-being. Considering the current deteriorating condition of our planet, keeping more plants will make you environmentally conscious.
Plants also make our living space feel full of life. They emit oxygen which helps in breathing. They also absorb air pollutants making the environment clean and fresh. Plants also improve your mood, lower stress levels, and wipe your body of fatigue. Consequently, you’ll be able to focus better and lead a healthy, illness-free life. They are the reason why people like to take vacations aroundmother nature.
Get rid of the carpets
Not only are carpets and mats unhealthy, but they also make a room appear considerably smaller. Even a full-sized ballroom will look like a living room if it’s carpeted with a dark color. Carpets contain all sorts of bacteria, pathogens, dust particles, pests, and mites. They make breathing difficult for someone who doesn’t even have breathing issues. Plus, cleaning them will drain your body ofevery ounce of energy.
The Bottom Line
Sprucing up your humble abode doesn’t always have to be a challenging and expensive process. You can nail the entire process by efficiently utilizing your resources and making the most of your budget. To save further costs, you can paint the whole house yourself. Repainting will make it appear brand new. Likewise, invest in good lighting to highlight the unique parts of your home. And if you think the place looks too packed:no problem. You can double the living space by installing more mirrors. The list of ideas to spruce up your house is unlimited, so pick what entices you and make the most of the new season.