If you’ve been living in your home for several years or even decades, it can get a little dull even if you have the cutest and well decorated living spaces. One of the most basic necessities in life is a good shelter, as a good place to live can actually add to a great quality of life. But if you’ve been coming home to the same furniture and accessories in their exact same place for years on end, then it’s time to make a few simple changes.
It would be so great to have all the money in the world and get a complete house makeover. But like most people, a renovation is simply out of question. Whether you want a change to refresh your home or you want to impress your parents who are coming over, you don’t have to dig into your savings to make your house look brand new.
Simple upgrades and changes that you can do yourself can transform your home and make it look spanking new again. Here are a few ideas to do just that.
The Living Room
If you want a major change but without the major expense, the simplest but most drastic upgrade you can do to your living area is to repaint the walls. Paint is cheap and you can even do it yourself. If you had plain white walls, why not change it to blue or even yellow? Blue has a calming effect while yellow makes it seem like the sun is shining through the windows. Bring a little color in your life by changing the color of your living room.
You can also buy new pillowcases and add throw pillows to your sofa to add character. Match them with new curtains that complement your new wall. Simple changes like these are easy to do, quick, and most of all, cheap.
The Dining Room
The dining area is the most challenging room of the house to upgrade. Unless you change furniture, there isn’t really much you can do because of its limited space. If you don’t want to completely replace your dining table and chairs, simply add seat cushions to make the area more inviting and chic. If you’ve got a painting hanging on the wall, change it – you can place a china cabinet or a dresser for an added change.
Just like the living room, one thing you can do to make a simple upgrade is to repaint the walls or cabinets. But if that’s too much work, you can simply change hardware such as drawer knobs and pulls. When you do this, not only are you making your cabinets more durable, they’ll also appear to look like new cabinets altogether.
You can also change fixtures such as the faucet on your kitchen sink. Choose a more streamlined and modern design for a complete change and make it a low-flow faucet while you’re at it. The global trend today is to go green, which means low water consumption will make you in tune with the times.
These are simple and affordable changes that you can do to your home that will make it look brand new. But before you make them, it’s always best to clean and declutter. Throw away old objects, accessories, and furniture that you no longer use – this will create the empty space for you to redecorate and make the simple changes.