Simple Steps to Transform Your Home

April 22, 2020 Posted by Jo Smithers

Have you experencied the feeling of looking around your home and no longer being satisfied or inspired by its interior? Even if your budget isn’t quite as big as your motivation for a change, there are a few simply updates you can apply for very little time or money.

It is all about using simple, inexpensive moves that will make a big difference in your home. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to transform your home.

1. Add interest to your entrance
The entryway is a makeover opportunity that’s often overlooked. This space is the first and sometimes only part of your home visitors see. Add a potted plant, buy some nice lamps and get a new doormat. Instantly your entrance will feel more polished and welcoming.

If you have some extra space place a welcoming chair on the approach to your entrance or a bench for your visitors or just for yourself to spend some hours outside and get to know your neighbours better.

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2. Switch out the textiles
Industry insiders know that bringing in new textiles like throws, rugs, curtains, and cushions is a quick and inexpensive way to change the look of a room.

Adding new textiles is easily a task that can take your room from boring and one-dimensional to a room full of personality, colour, and style. If your space is feeling a little dull, consider adding a few pillows in vibrant colours to bring more uplifting vibes. And if you’re moving toward a coastal aesthetic, then adding pillows featuring organic hues and textures is a great way to go.

Rugs have a special ability to transform a space. They can either sit in harmony with your room or they can make a statement by adding an element of surprise.

A room without curtains can look rather bare, and the right set of curtains can tie the room together. That’s why switching out the curtains in your room can really make a difference. Go for light natural tones to create a breezy coastal atmosphere or choose a heavier fabric in deep colours for a classic city look.

Switching out your textiles is probably the easiest way to create an entirely new look in a room.

3. Give Love to Your Walls
For this game changer you might not even buy a thing. Take a survey of the artwork you have hanging throughout your home. Collect your art pieces and rearrange them in various formations until they look just right. You don’t even have to hang them on a wall. You can lean a single piece or a group of paintings against a wall, either on the ground or on top of a sideboard.

Another way is to create a statement wall. You can artfully arrange a few floating shelves to showcase some of your favourite decor items, add a big painting, or create a chic and sophisticated gallery wall. Playing with decor items and a formation of baskets is another way to bring a new style into your room.

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4. Opt for a fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint is the quickest way to makeover your home. But painting an entire room takes time and can be daunting for some.

A single wall can bring a huge effect. Try a darker grey or hampton blue for the wall behind your bed. Or paint just some elements of your home like the doors or window frames for a quick update. Not only does this take less time and cost less money, but it can also add a focal point to the room if you use an eye-catching colour.

5. Invest in a statement piece
A well-known secret of Interior Designers is playing with statement pieces. By placing an oversized mirror or ceiling light in your room you can create a wow-effect that leaves your guests speechless when entering your space. 

Therefore keep other things smaller or less ornate in the room. A statement piece needs space to shine.

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