One of the great and all too often lost joys of having a home is that it should feel like you have finally found your perfect ‘home’. For us, this means it’s time to redecorate, repair or build upon our current home and get ourselves into something that sparkles. However, some people who live in the same house for many years can find themselves feeling bored with their aesthetic surroundings once they’ve been through it all – furniture layout, paint colour choices and our most embarrassing purchase (the kids’ furniture).
Create a feature wall
To spruce up your living room, kitchen or bedroom, one of the best ways to freshen your place up is by building yourself a feature wall. A feature wall can be anything from a single huge artwork to an entire gallery of smaller pieces put together. Start with the bare minimum in your living room, and play around with what you have until you find a layout you love.
The most important step before anything else is to declutter. Whether you want to declutter your bedroom, living room or the whole house, this is a quick and cheap way to freshen up your living space.
We have this strong love for wallpaper because it’s one of the quickest, most effective ways to change up the aesthetic of your room. Whether you want to give your bedroom a more romantic feel or you want to create a stunning feature wall in your dining room, a luxurious wallpaper will change the feel of any room.
Maybe all that’s needed are new paint colours, or maybe it’s a whole new colour scheme across your entire house! Either way, painting is an essential part of making over most rooms in your home. If you need help choosing which colours work well together, you can try this pallet creation tool.
Sophisticated wall art
These days, there are many places where you can buy something that will suit your taste perfectly for not much money at all. You can purchase artwork from Redbubble and Etsy, two excellent online marketplaces where you can find artists selling directly to the public.
Don’t forget outdoor spaces
It’s all too easy to forget about outdoor spaces such as patios, decking or the driveway. If these look tired and overgrown with weeds, then no wonder you have started to fall out of love with your home. Fixing up your outside spaces is the perfect way to make yourself feel better about living in the place you’ve made your own.
A bathroom is one of those places that can really test how well you’re getting on with your house. If you haven’t updated your bathroom for years, it’s easy to fall out of love with it, but with new tiles and a fresh lick of paint, it will look as good as new again. However, it can be difficult to devote time to a bathroom makeover as there are more important rooms (like children’s bedrooms) that need attention more than others.
The process of redecorating your home can be a tough one, but always remember that it’s a worthwhile investment that will pay off now and if you decide to move later.