Are you feeling lackluster about your home’s exterior or interior design? Studies show that our mental and emotional health is bolstered when we spend time in surroundings we find pleasant and comforting. Taking pride in your home could mean the difference between a cozy hibernation and a cold, dreary winter.
If you feel your home could do with a new lease on life, read on for seven terrific tips on rejuvenating your house in the final weeks of 2022.
1. Let The Light In
One easy and dramatic change you can make to the outside of your house is to update your windows. There is a whole slew of window options you can choose from, including different colors, styles, and materials. You can even find yourself keeping the cold out and the heat in with newer, more energy-efficient windows.
2. Pare Down Your Belongings
Have you ever seen a celebrity’s home shrouded in clutter? Clutter instantly makes your house look messy and unloved, not to mention being bad for our health.
To tackle this, think about storing away your summer wardrobe in the winter and vice versa. Vacuum bags can be great space-saving tips.
If you have more than one particular object, it’s time to donate or recycle. Doing so also gives you a great excuse to host a party for your friends and family where you can swap belongings.
3. Match Your Soft Furnishings
At a time when energy bills are sky-high, this is a great time to take another look at your soft furnishings. Your cushions and blankets may be needed for warmth and not just for style. Try color-coordinating blankets and pillows in each room, giving you a uniform look.
4. Paint Everything
Painting is one of the most manageable changes you can make to your home and will make a dramatic difference. You can paint anything from interior to exterior, from kitchen to bedroom. You can choose the color, from gentle creams to hot pinks and sage greens – your options are endless.
What’s more, if you get bored with the color scheme in a year or so, you simply re-paint them. A lick of paint can be a quick and simple fix – you can transform your house in just a weekend.
5. Add Art
One way to change the vibe in your home is to fill it with pieces that say a lot about you and your personality. The best way to do this is to add art – this can be in poster or painting form. There’s a whole variety you can choose from.
You’ll be able to find something that suits your taste and budget, all while updating the vibe of your home.
6. Update Your Floors
One of the most dramatic things you can do inside your home is swap out all your old carpets for hardwood and rugs. This will instantly transform your home’s look; you can even section off different areas using the mats.
7. Change Your Lamps
A lamp and clever lighting can instantly change the look of your home, making it look modern or old-fashioned. The best plan is to switch out your retro light fittings and lamps for new ones.
One of the nicest ways to add ambiance is to add lighting to the back of shelves. These can break up decorations, add some flare and help you find things more easily.
Update Your Home
There’s a whole variety of things you can do in your house – why not start this weekend? You can paint, change lamps, carpets or simply have a huge spring clean. Remember, you’ll feel better when your house reflects you.