Redecorating can often seem to be an expensive pastime, and it is true that the costs can add up and spiral out of control quickly. It remains a cheaper option than moving, however, and so we make do with what we have. There is no need to be disheartened; there is a myriad of ways you can revolutionise your home, transforming it into the pad of your dreams by just making a few changes. Read on for our top tips for changing your look, and have friends wondering when you moved houses!
A lick of paint
It may seem obvious, but refreshing the paint in your home is a great way to transform your home entirely. Even if you stick to a similar colour, the act of repainting can brighten up and breathe new life into your walls. Alternatively, why not jazz it up by adding wallpaper or a feature wall, or go totally crazy with a unique mural or piece of artwork? Be bold and brave, and it can feel as though you are in an entirely new environment with minimal effort!
Windows to the soul
Another easy way to change up your environment is to update your window dressings. Something as simple as adding curtains, investing in custom made blinds, or upgrading your existing furnishings can make all the difference and give a new lease on life to your window space. This is an easy way to transform a room for a low cost.
Have fun with furniture
If you are happy with your decorating, another option is to update your furniture. This can have a surprising impact on the appearance of a room. Changing the wood you use or the style of the sofa can overhaul the vibe space provides, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Have a hunt in your local thrift store or yard sale for a unique and individual piece which can make your space feel totally fresh.
Spring clean in the winter
It might not be exciting, but one of the easiest ways to make your home feel brand new and shiny is to make it literally sparkle. Take time out of your schedule for an intense, thorough spring clean which includes moving furniture and finally noticing skirting boards. You will be amazed at how much better the place feels once you’re done— plus you get a free workout!
Whether it is a vibrant piece of art which commands attention, a weird yet wonderful ornament, or that end table which you technically have no use for, make sure you fill your home with things you love. As William Blake famously quoted, “Have nothing in your home which is not beautiful or useful.” It is advice which still resonates today. If you don’t truly love something, it will spoil the look of the overall finish for you. Instead, be brave and confident and make sure that every piece has your personality shining through.