Was your new year’s resolution to give your home a new look?
Many people start with good intentions and plans but fail to follow through completely. Often opt to purchase new furniture pieces to keep their home looking fresh and tidy. But what if there were some simple tricks to make your home more elegant without breaking the bank?
Here are ten sneaky tricks to transform your home.
1. Refinish your old furniture
A refreshing and straightforward way of creating an elegant home environment is to take your older furniture and give them a new lease on life. It seems that the popularity of turning old furniture into new and exciting custom pieces is booming, with sites such as Pinterest showing you thousands of different ways to re-purpose a forgotten old piece into something new and elegant.
A great way to do this is to take an old furniture piece such as a wardrobe or cupboard and sand it down for a natural finish, or repaint it in a modern way that matches to your current interior decoration. Taking something old and making it new again is also a great way to save money on buying new furniture!
2. Upgrade your lighting system
A relatively inexpensive way of achieving a more updated home is to upgrade your lighting system. Why not install a porch light with something a little more antique and elegant? Change your cold, cool lights to something a little warmer and cozier by using color temperature bulbs. Install LED mood lighting to your hallways that make your home look friendly, and save on your electricity bills too!
3. Rearrange your interior
One of the fastest ways to make your house look new and fresh again is to rearrange your furniture or move your main living area to another part of the house. You can get a great new look in an afternoon by planning a new layout that takes into account how you live and how you use your home.
4. Re-paint your interior to highlight the new arrangement
One of the best ways to make your home look fresh is to hire house painting services to give your home a face-lift. Find a professional house painting company in your area to give your home a new lease of life, ensuring that only the highest quality of finish is applied, giving your home a stunning new look. Consulting an expert house painter is also a great way of helping you decide what color scheme to go for.
5. Clean and de-clutter your home
There is nothing worse than coming into a room and seeing a ton of stuff you hardly ever use. Why not prioritize the things you need in each room and find the correct space for them or store them away for future use. Many people have kitchens filled with electrical gadgets that they hardly ever put to good use. So why not spend a little time storing the unnecessary items around your home to make it more efficient, clean looking and calm.
6. Enhance your front lawn or driveway
A little gardening is all it takes to increase the appeal of your home’s exterior. Use a few choice feature plants to show off the best features of your front yard. Enhance your driveway with solar-powered driveway lights and jazz up your letterbox with a coat of paint or some new numbers. First impressions play a huge role in property selling, so a little investment in the right places could pay off in the future.
7. Paint your house’s exterior
Every home needs a little curb appeal, so why not consider giving your house a little exterior makeover. Repainting your house is a fantastic way to improve it’s value, why take time out of your weekend to botch a job when a pro team of painters can have your house looking like the most elegant house on the block?
8. Bathroom mini makeover
With a little time and effort, anyone can give their bathroom a mini makeover with the right choice of lighting and coordinated decorations. It can take less than a day to improve a bathroom with more modern features. A little hard work over a weekend can give you the ultimate bathing experience!
9. Organize your closet and wardrobes
One of the best places to improve the look of your home is in the bedroom. Take some time to organize your closet in a more functional way and think of any additional furniture or shelving options you can add to improve the use and function of your closet, as well as to make it look as if it has always been there.
10. Switch utility rooms
A great way to improve space and function around the home is to use a dedicated room for utility appliances and devices. This not only maximizes work space in the kitchen or dining area, but also gives your home a spacious look – especially if your home is designed with traditional fixtures and furnishings.
Whatever your home improvement ideas are, ensure that you budget correctly for your plans. Overspending on paint or decoration tools can cost a fortune and end up never being used. Try to take experts help in areas like painting. For the remaining items, I hope you’ll be able to DIY everything on your own.