Our homes, if functioning as they should, are the places in which we feel the most safe and secure during our daily lives. Here is the place where we feel the most comfortable, the place where we raise our families and have the freedom to talk candidly about a bad working day. They’re the places where we invite our friends, and the places where we relax and stay cosy from the cold weather. However, if your home doesn’t have the most comfortable aesthetic that it can possibly have, it’s likely that your home feels clinical or has the potential to alienate you.
This is a sad state of affairs. A home can be a wonderful place to recharge your batteries, but only if it looks right. A home that doesn’t match your personal taste or simply feels unwelcoming or friendly can be as difficult to live within as one in a state of disrepair. For that reason, and if you do feel like this, it’s important to revolutionize the way your home looks, bringing in the decors that really speaks and means something to you. However, it’s important to understand that you’ll never get there if you’re not willing to make large changes and experiment, after all, that’s where the best methods of home improvement come from.
It’s how you inform your taste. If you feel like your home isn’t quite matching up to your tastes, or you have that sad feeling that opening the door to your home isn’t quite met with that feeling of complete and total freedom which you deserve to feel from the sometimes chaotic outside world, then following the tips in this guide could help you tremendously. Not only will they offer simple style advice, but they’ll give you large and revolutionary makeover tips which can simply help the problem be solved for good. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to simply improve the home for yourself. If you’re hoping to get on the property ladder and aim to redecorate without much previous experience of having done so in the past, it’s likely that following this guide will help you stay available for selling and attract a much wider audience than you might have done in the past.
We hope the tips help in both of these ways. Without further ado:
The electric setup in your home largely dictates how well you can use your home. Faulty electricity, or too few electrical outputs can simply frustrate a homeowner. Not only that, but older homes might find their electrical setups wanting and in need of renovation. If purchasing a property, it’s always worthwhile to make sure that the integrity of the electrical system is strong. For example, overloading a room with electrical appliances is more than easy to do when the transformers are old or faulty. Hiring a qualified electrician to assess and improve the setup in your home is important, and will help you understand the places to avoid best if considering an extension or knocking down a wall yourself.
Blown Up Photo’s
Instead of doing the normal home decors thing and puffing up your walls with artwork which you have no real interest or knowledge of, why not decorate the rooms of your house with a form of real and substantial family celebration in the form of large photographs? They needn’t be limited to pictures of your family, as some people aren’t at the stage where having a family is feasible just yet. In this case, placing pictures on the wall of your achievements or tastes, such as your favourite cities, dreams and ambitions can make the property feel like it’s truly your space. It’s a great way to decorate the walls if you’re also renting, as renovating the property is usually legally impossible in these circumstances. This can serve as a nice middle ground.
If you’re looking for an extension to your owned property but have zero interest in all of the heavy stresses and investments that come along with fully adding another room, a conservatory could be your best bet. It’s the best way to add a room which is easy to install, available for heating as well as offering a nice middle ground between interior and exterior spaces.
Bay Window Conversion
Bay windows are often a feature of a property you purchase or rent, and not something you install yourself unless you’re building an extension. If you do have a bay window, switching up its utility can be a great way to change the aesthetic of your room. Why not change the space into an additional seating area, which instantly increases the size and amount of guests you can entertain in your room? If you feel that the room wouldn’t be suited to host more people, then why not simply implement a storage area which can help you declutter some of the mess in the room? Simply opening up the space can add a massive boost to the way a room feels. Bay windows are a property privilege, so be sure to use it.
Take images that you love – family photographs, torn images from magazines or even prints you own – frame them and together on a feature wall. Images of different shapes and sizes have a bigger impact. Alternatively, if you’re not afraid to use your own art skills, why not get some stencils and create a mural? You could use a variety of motifs from floral to geometric to create something truly unique. What’s more is that it’s cheap and easy to implement. As they say, the best things in life are free, or in this case, the cost of paints and templates.
Reading that heading might have startled you. You might think we’re about to suggest throwing in a thousand pencils to create some form of recycled chair. However, that’s not what we’re suggesting. Recycled materials can come in many forms, be that reclaimed wood, simply reupholster and cleaning old furniture, to finding old goods on websites like Freecycle. It’s good to keep an eye on these resources because you’ll never know what you might find. You might acquire that coffee table you’ve been hoping to acquire for some time, or simply save a bunch of money finishing of the decors in an unfurnished flat. No matter your motivation, you’re sure to glean some form of positivity here.
One of my own upcycling projects included scavenging a front of a drawer from a local second hand furniture store and turning it into a cotton thread spool holder
Craft Wooden Furniture
Why not make your home YOUR home by crafting wooden furniture yourself? Luckily, access to woodworking shops if you haven’t one is only the cost of a rental. If you have your own garden space or garage, you might not even need to worry about that. Most people have a list of tools that can be needed to make cheap home repairs, but purchasing cheap tools is easier than ever to really complete your collection. What’s more is that standard woodworking practices aren’t difficult to learn, and can become addictive after some time when you finally see the fruits of your labour.
Identify Colors That Please You
A simply home change may be as easy as changing up what colors your walls are. People have different tastes when it comes to the colors they enjoy, and colors have been proven to have emotional effects on those who view them. However, this can work for the better or for the worse in the rooms of your home. Sprucing up the way a room feels and looks may be as simply as giving it a new coat of paint. If you’re living in a house which is decades old, it may still have
forms of wallpaper considered dated, and in this case painting over them can work wonders.
Textured wallpaper is now a thing of the past, so if you have that these days too it’s worth getting rid of in exchange for a better and lighter looking color, such as hues of beige or light blue. Darker colors are best kept in rooms which don’t need much illumination. For example, a deep purple in your bedroom may actually help limit the light level at night and help you sleep much easier. It’s mostly all dependent on taste, and you’re sure to enjoy your home space more if you keep this in mind.
Craft A Positive Space
Your home space says a lot about you, and so making it positive can inform your personality, as well as your personality informing your home. Make sure the home is welcoming by installing new lighting features, friendly ornaments such as small figurines of the Buddha or Himalayan salt lamps, as well as a generous use of candles (electronic or authentic.) A home space which is cosy and warm, especially in the winter, is one you no doubt desire to spend your time in.
These tips will help your home take on a new and beautiful light.