Home renovation doesn’t need to be big and dramatic. Making small, simple changes can transform a space, making it seem bigger than it is or lighter and brighter. Here are five things you can do to freshen up your home in preparation for next year.
1. Rethink Your Lighting
The way you use light can have a significant impact on how a space feels. For example, lots of natural light can boost well-being and productivity and make a room feel bright. If you can, consider adding more windows, so your home gets plenty of sunshine.
Ambient lighting, via candles, lamps, and fairy lights, can bring a sense of cosiness and relaxation. Speak to your local electrical contractors for professional advice on the best lighting for your home or help with installation.
If you don’t have the budget to add more windows to allow natural light in, paint your windows a shade lighter, so they maximise the light that can come through.
2. Repaint the Walls
To create space and light, opt for neutral or white palettes. These will create a chic, timeless look that will compliment any interior. For something more decadent or cosy, opt for a moodier colour scheme with blacks, deep purples, or hues of blue.
3. Invest in Smart Home Devices
Nowadays, there is an intelligent device for just about anything you can think of. Make the most of our modern world and treat yourself – and your home – to technology that could save you money and simplify life.
Investing in a device like Amazon Alexa can be a great way to improve your home and make your life easier. You can listen to music, order your groceries, set reminders, and ask questions, such as ‘What is the weather today?’. Or, choose a device that allows you to change the temperature, air conditioning, and lighting in your home from an app on your phone.
If you’re renovating or redecorating your living room, consider getting a new TV to make the new decor extra special and exciting.
4. Create a Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are stylish and a fantastic way to add an arty, creative corner to your home. The best thing about a gallery wall is how personal it can be. No matter what your style of art is, it can provide an instant transformation and create lots of character.
The best place to have a gallery wall is your staircase, bedroom, living room, or hallway. These areas often have a lot of space, so you can get creative with different prints, photos, frames, and shapes.
5. Buy a New Sofa
The sofa is a crucial part of every home; you relax with your partner after a long day, watch a movie with your children, read a book, and make memories with friends. So, if you feel like making a small change, a brand new sofa will do the job. Depending on what style and shape you choose, you can also experiment with changing up the layout of your living room to make it feel new.